Posts tagged Adult
Grandmaster Dave

Grandmaster Dave Wheaton holds a 9th Dan Black Belt in Hapkido under Grandmaster Song Ok Hong and an 8th Dan in Chung Do Kwon Taekwondo under Grandmaster Tae Hee Yi (Lee). GM Dave is the founder of Hapkido International and the recipient of the Golden Lifetime Achievement Award (World Karate Union Martial Arts Hall of Fame). Aside from teaching Black Belts and Fitness classes, GM Dave loves to spend time with his wife Master Mel, his dog Fletch, and his family - including 4 grandchildren. READ MORE

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Master Austin

Master Austin Curtis is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and a Black Belt in Taekwondo - both under Grandmaster Dave Wheaton. He is also a Certified Kickboxing Instructor, a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Justin Tevis, and a Certified Kali Instructor under Master Apolo Ladra. Aside from teaching the evening Hapkido classes, Master Austin is the Operations Director at MAFF. Outside of the dojo, Master Austin, his wife, and 3 daughters love road tripping and camping up and down the coast.

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Master Alex

Master Alex Rodriguez is a 4th an Black Belt in Hapkido, as well as a Certified Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do. Master Alex teaches the Saturday morning Adult Hapkido class and has been at MAFF with his son (Master Joey) for over a decade. When he’s not teaching, Master Alex is the President of Diversity Consulting Group - an advocacy and strategic communications consultancy where he assists Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and small businesses. Master Alex is a California native and resides in Santa Barbara with his wife and son.

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Sensei Christian

Sensei Christian Sierra is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and a Certified Kickboxing instructor. When he’s not teaching an amazing class, you’ll find Sensei Christian training hard on the mat or working in the office as the Martial Arts Director. He’s all about improving lives through the Martial Arts! Outside of the dojo, Sensei Christian enjoys catching up with friends, weight training, and re-reading his favorite book series, Harry Potter.

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Sensei Kické

Sensei Kické Mercado is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and a Certified Fitness Instructor. Sensei Kické teaches Fitness Kickboxing, PowerFit, and Hapkido for the kids and adults. He loves challenging his students to work hard and he enjoys leaving each with a big smile on their face. When he is not training at MAFF, Sensei Kické enjoys weightlifting, walking the beach, hiking, and spending time with family.

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Sensei Ray

Sensei Ray Janik is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and is an instructor in both the Youth and the Adult Hapkido class. Ray works at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara and when he’s not working, he is at the dojo training! If it’s not Kickboxing or Black Belt class, Sensei Ray is out scuba diving, and/or traveling on some epic world adventure with his wife.

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The school is very well structured

★★★★★

“I've been practicing martial arts at various schools for nearly 20 years. Of all the schools I've trained with, this is definitely among the top. The school is very well structured, allowing for participation at all levels. Advancement is never guaranteed, but it is scaled for kids and adults alike. The atmosphere is full of respect, tho it doesn't follow the heavy handed discipline of some more extreme schools.”


- Adam L.

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I don't know any other gym like this

★★★★★

“I came to Martial Arts Family Fitness for to get in shape; I stayed because it became a family. MAFF is an incredible, supportive community where I go almost every day to work out, challenge myself, and share the joy of physical fitness with others. I don't know of any other 'gym' like it.”


-Elizabeth S.

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I couldn't imagine my life without it

★★★★★

“Martial Arts Family Fitness was the best thing I could have done for myself. No only am I taking care of my physical well being, I'm also taking care of myself mentally, spiritually and emotionally. The family environment at Martial Arts Family Fitness has really helped me grow in so many ways, and has given me the support I needed. I am a changed person thanks to MAFF and I couldn't imagine my life without it.”


-Dee H.

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