The Kick Ass Dad (aka The BlogFather), writting for Kick Ass Dad’s (KAD’s) and Kool Original Mom (KOM’s) or Kick Ass Mom’s (KAM’s) if you prefer who are more than 1’s and 0’s (lines of code) breaking free from the matrix of the daily grind to reconnect with ourselves and learn mindfulness and develop lives based around movement and being active outside the dot com’s.
I am a Martial Artist with many years of experience starting my serious studies beginning around 1993. I am an Instructor in Multiple Martial arts. I recently received certification in P.F.S. Military Edged Weapons Certification from Sifu Paul Vunak to teach Progressive Fighting Systems Seal Team 6 Combatives as well as Bruce Lee’s Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and FMA/Kali – Phase 1 Instructorship. I am a member of the Descendants of the Masters training program with Sifu Paul Vunak. I also recently got Certified to teach Los Angeles Chinatown Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Tim Tackett, Steven Resell and Mike Blesch as a Senior 2nd Level Student Coach.
I am a Certified Israeli Krav Maga Security Federation – Level 1 Civilian Instructor under 5th Dan Black Belt Expert Alain Cohen under him I am also a Level 5 – Brown Belt Krav Maga Practitioner. I also hold as a Level 1 – ATA Krav Maga Instructor Certification under Chief Master Daniel Longoria. I also have training and experience as an Active Shooter Self-Defense Assistant Instructor under Mr. Anthony Landren. I also have Training in Knife Defense under Tuhon Apolo Ladra and I have taken a Law Enforcement Defense Control Tactics Course under Expert Alain Cohen.
I have certification as Cage Fitness, Warrior X-Fit, and Fitness Kickboxing Certified instructor under Mr. Anthony Landren. Currently I hold a 1st Degree Black Belt in ATA Songahm Taekwondo under 5th Degree Black Belt Mr. Anthony Landgren. I have some past experience as a Personal Trainer and P.E. Coach, with training and experience in Weight Training in High School and College and Sports Medicine as well as Wrestling in High School.
I’ve also got an chance to train at the legendary Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts with Burton Richardson one of Dan Inosanto top instructors and DogBrother in Knife Grappling, Silat For The Street, BJJ For The Street, Double Stick Kali, Muay Thai, and Zulu Fighting insights as well Functional Jeet Kune Do. I have also training experience in Jeet Kune Do Concepts under Paul Vunaks Lineage under Shahram Moosavi at the Phoenix JKD Mixed Martial Arts Academy as well as no-Gi Grappling (a Megaton Black Belt) and Inosanto LaCoste Kali. I also had a chance to train in Original Ted Wong Jeet Kune Do, and in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including training at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Chandler working on my Gracie Combatives Belt under Michael Stinson as well rolling with Nayib Nahil (a Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt).
I‘ve also had some previous exposure to Escrima at Family Karate circa 1995, Muay Thai, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the Del Mar Area around 1996, Olympic Taekowndo, Aikido & Kendo under Joseph Palaez and To Shin Do (Ninjitsu) under Michael Stinson. I am currently training under Sensei Phillip Palmejar (a Roy Harris Black Belt and certified instructor) in BJJ, Jendo Arnis, Kalis Ilustrisimo and JKD Concepts seeking to become an instructor under him and Sifu Roy Harris.
Writer-Blogger: Editorial Writer, Non-Fiction Author, Content Curator, Online Reporter, Freelance News Photographer, Product Reviewer, and Blog Author with experience for sites such as BlogCritics, Technorati, New Media Expo, Blog World, West Coast Fiya, Rapzilla, DaSouth, IllSpot, Reality Rap, Much Luvv, and Marital Bliss, among others. Published: Online and in print magazine contributor to publications. E-Book Digital Publisher including Navigating The New Music Market, and Bruce Lee’s Impact On Martial Arts, among others.
Positive-Motivational Speaker as social media and music industry related events including the New Media Expo, Texas Announcers Guild and the AEOMA Awards as well as Martial Arts based school assemblies focused anti-Drug and Gang Violence Awareness. Private Day School Volunteer Parent Teacher (PE and Art).
Former Event Planner, Promoter, Illustrator-Graphic Artist; Illustrator for Artists, Labels and Plays. Recording Artist as Jewish Rapper (Pac.BRIM), and formerly a Mixtape Promoter and Mixtape DJ.