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Tim

Tim Martin is a military veteran with over 27 years of service. Tim has been studying the martial arts and various self defense methods since his childhood. Tim’s passion for the martial arts extends to sharing his training and experiences with others. It is his belief that the martial arts are a valuable vehicle for improving and developing oneself to reach their maximum potential. He sees it as a powerful, life-changing gift for all ages to teach empowerment, confidence, self defense, and overcoming adversity.

Systema Training Methods

My first experience with the Russian Martial Art of Systema, or “The System” came in 2006 with senior Systema instructor Martin Wheeler in LA.  At the time he was teaching in a […]

Training with Royce

A few years ago (2012) I had the opportunity to take a private class with Royce Gracie.  We were visiting LA on a small family vacation, and I called to see if […]

The ’80s Ninja Boom

If you remember the martial arts phenomenon known as the “Ninja Boom” of the 1980s, then you will likely remember names like Stephen K. Hayes, Bud Malmstrom, Masaaki Hatsumi, etc.  They graced […]