Meet Alec! Alec has been studying martial arts and defensive tactics for over 14 years. His background started with Marine Corps Martial Arts and then transitioned to Tae Kwon Do and Krav Maga. Alec is also actively involved in a BJJ program, outside of WMDT. Alec has trained in Krav Maga in Israel and other places around the world. He has a deep passion for helping adults and children protect themselves and build characteristics of a successful adult or child. Alec also has a deep desire to help you attain fitness and personal goals in and outside of the gym. Outside of defensive tactics, Alec is also a Survivor Emergency Response Advocate (SERA) for R.A.V.E; Alec also is an active board member on the Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity. Come join our family, learn and get fit!
Meet Michael! Michael is our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach. Michael is a purple belt and very active in the BJJ community. He competes regularly and has been successful in various tournaments and competitions. Anytime he travels, he always looks for a new gym to train at and has a true heart for BJJ. Oss!
Guest Instructor for Michigan Outdoor Survival School
Meet Peter! Peter is an Air Force Veteran and the lead instructor for Michigan Outdoor Survival School (Our Sister School). Peter's experience is lengthy- While in the Air Force, Peter was able to train and participate in schools such as SERE (Survive, Escape, Resist and Evade) and after several deployments with AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations Command), Peter left the Air Force. He has participated in schools such as B.O.S.S, Karamat Wilderness Ways, BushcraftGlobal and Jack Mountain Bushcraft. Peter is also a trained Wilderness EMT, Professional Expedition Guide, White Water Guide Certified, an avid climber and MUCH MORE. For more information on Peter and Michigan Outdoor Survival School, click here!
Meet Coach Brandon! His martial arts journey began at age 7 and continues to this day. Brandon is an Army Veteran, where he served with the 10th Mountain Division starting in 2003. During this time he served in OIF and OEF. Coach Brandon has trained in many traditional martial arts. To include: Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun, Shaolin Jow Ga, Tai Chi, Jiu Jitsu, San Shou and Judo. Brandon will be teaching Judo at WMDT, come and learn from this experienced veteran and martial arts practionor.
Apprentice Instructor-In Training
Meet Jake- He enjoys spending time with his family, enjoys being involved with his Church and other local organizations. Jake owns a video production company, StoryQuest and is in the process of reaching a instructorship at WMDT. Jake is Krav Maga fanatic and looks forward to training with you all!
Meet Darren! Darren has 25+ years of Law Enforcement experience, he brings a great deal of first hand knowledge and experience to the team. Darren has been training in martial arts and defensive tactics for years. He has trained in Krav Maga and BJJ. Darren is also a certified defensive tactics instructor (Krav Maga), as well as active shooter instructor for his department. Come train and learn from Darren!