John has been involved in martial arts since the early 1990’s. He has studied several different systems over the years including Kali (Filipino Martial Arts), Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, and Wrestling. While living in Los Angeles he had the opportunity to study with Guro Dan Inosanto and Guro Ron Balicki, who still provide inspiration and instruction today. While living in Los Angeles, he was also on the staff of Inside Kung Fu Magazine, producing their diverse instructional video catalog. During this time John was exposed to a wide variety of martial arts practiced around the world, and this exposure deepened his appreciation for martial arts.
John brings his enthusiasm and passion for martial arts to every class. His classes are high energy with the goal of motivating and challenging students of all levels. He helps guide his students to find their own love for the martial arts as they build strength, stamina, focus, and confidence in their own abilities.
“Although I can fight, I’m not a fighter. I practice the Art of Martial Arts.”