Coach Jeremy has been studying martial arts for 30 years. He is a Black Belt in Freestyle Hapkido, a grey belt in Tew Ryu Ninjutsu, a certified instructor in Krav Maga and Muay Thai Kickboxing, and holds blue belts in No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Kenpo Karate, and Wing Chun Kung Fu. In addition to hand-to-hand combat, he is proficient in knife, stick, staff, cane, hand gun, nunchaku, and sword. He has trained under some of the world’s most respected teachers, including Master Ken Doyle (Hapkido), Sensei Rick Tew (Ninjitsu), Kru Paulo Tocha (Muay Thai), Grandmaster Carl Totton (Shaolin and Kenpo), and Master Eric Oram (Wing Chun); as well as several respected MMA fighters.
Coach Jeremy was a soldier in the Military Police unit of the California State Military, a component of the Army National Guard. He has trained extensively in tactical firearms and knife combat with a number of security, law enforcement, and military agencies.
Coach Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge from multiple fighting arts to develop and teach a unique style of Close Quarters Combat at Koa Fitness. The CQC curriculum aims to pull the most practical elements from each combative style, and use only what works for each individual under various conditions.