Mr. Champlin has over 20 years of training and experience in Martial Arts. He is a certified Black Belt via the American Taekwondo Association, and was ranked top 10 in the United States for tournaments in his division. Mr. Champlin is a Certified Instructor in Jeet Kune Do. He is qualified as an assistant Instructor in non-classical Gung-Fu, Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu and Wing Chun Kung Fu. Mr. Champlin enjoys teaching self-defense so that others can protect themselves and their loved ones if needed.
Mr. Delo is a private security contractor whohas been a successful teacher for over ten years, and a practicing martial artist for over twenty. He has taught a diverse group of students from early-childhood through adulthood. His personal teaching philosophy emphasizes mastery of fundamentals, and real confidence and personal achievement earned through dedication and hard work.
Mr. Delo earned a Taekwondo black belt, and studies Chinese internal arts, and Filipino weapon arts. He has served as a licensed substitute music teacher for several local school districts. He has also been a clarinetist for over twenty years, performing actively around the greater Chicago area, Northwest Indiana, and internationally. Catch him performing with the West Suburban Symphony!
Mr. Wenz is an automotive mechanic by trade, but has been a practicing martial artist for years. Starting with a background in wrestling, Jason has been a perpetual martial scholar, sampling many different systems from a number of notable teachers to develop his own understanding and approach. The unique perspective he has developed through his own training pursuits helps him teach our own students in a thorough, practical way. Jason actively studies Filipino martial arts and Russian Systema.
I'm a dedicated martial arts practitioner for over a decade. My formal training consists of Northern Shaolin Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Modern Day Arnis, Wushu, and Modern Day Arnis. In addition to my formal training, I have a vested interest in learning about all the various martial arts created throughout the world. Through my extreme curiousity, I have also "sampled" the basic concepts/princples of: Capoeira, Brazilian Jiu Jiustu, Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima, and Krav Maga.
In addition to my martial arts training, I am a veteran of the United States Army National Guard. Leading and training soldiers for military missions has lead me to pursue personal training as another means of income. It has inspired me to formerly pursue a certification in Personal Training while being a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association(NSCA). Due to my NSCA membership, I am able to keep up to date with the most up to date fitness trends and studies.
Mr. Murphy has trained in traditional Korean Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, and currently holds a 2nd degree Tae Kwon Do black belt. He is also an avid weapons practitioner, practicing the Korean sword art of Kumdo, and a specialization in nunchaku. Austin has won several regional martial arts tournaments in the board breaking and form categories, and hasalso performed with his martial arts demo team throughout the Chicagoland area.