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Gerry V.

Burbank, CA

$50/hr

Experienced Martial Artist who Teaches and Empowers Students

Experienced Martial Artist who Teaches and Empowers Students

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I'm a Los Angeles, California native, and begin my training with Shidoshi P.S. Wimberly, 1994. Five and a half years later, I attained my 1st Degree Black Belt. I achieved the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo in 2005. In 2006, I was elevated to the esteemed position of SENSEI. I parted ways with my teacher in late 2007. In February of 2012, I joined the Ohana Kenpo Karate Association, founded by American Kenpo Senior Professor, and 7th Degree Black Belt, Mr. Rich Hale. I am presently a student under Mr. Hale, learning the "mother art," (as I refer to it) of American Kenpo Karate. No longer a "Kenpo Ronin," my desire to train in the direct legacy of American Kenpo originator, the late Sr. Grandmaster Edmund K. Parker, is now being fulfilled.

I am also the certified affiliate representative of Bahala Na® Martial Arts in the Los Angeles area, under the direction of Grandmaster Tony Somera. I teach the blade based martial art of Giron® Arnis Escrima, which is composed of 20 different styles of fighting, ranging from sword, to stick, to knife, to empty hand. In 2007, Grandmaster Somera certified me as the Bahala Na® Affiliate representative for the Los Angeles area. As a senior student, I continue to work towards graduation from the Giron® System with the assistance Master Kirk McCune, and Master Joel Juanitas and Grandmaster Tony, of Stockton, CA.

Always the sponge for martial arts knowledge, I take every opportunity to learn from other martial artists, through workshops and seminars. Through the generosity of these individuals in sharing their knowledge, I been privileged to have trained with some of the most skilled teachers on the planet. March, 2013 will mark the completion of 19 years in the martial arts me. I am a personable, experienced, and skilled martial artist and teacher. My goal is to be able to give you, the student "E to the 3"...aka... an EMPOWERED SPIRIT, and ENLIGHTENED MIND, and and ENABLED BODY.

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Martial Arts

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Martial Arts

I have been teaching martial arts for close to 20 years. I hold a 3rd degree Black Belt in KENPO Karate, and am a senior student and representative for Giron Arnis Escrima (Filipino bladed art) here in L.A.
I teach a small group of students in the 90039 zip code, just outside of Glendale.

CA

Education

CA

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gerry will travel within 10 miles of Burbank, CA 91505.


About Gerry

I'm a Los Angeles, California native, and begin my training with Shidoshi P.S. Wimberly, 1994. Five and a half years later, I attained my 1st Degree Black Belt. I achieved the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo in 2005. In 2006, I was elevated to the esteemed position of SENSEI. I parted ways with my teacher in late 2007. In February of 2012, I joined the Ohana Kenpo Karate Association, founded by American Kenpo Senior Professor, and 7th Degree Black Belt, Mr. Rich Hale. I am presently a student under Mr. Hale, learning the "mother art," (as I refer to it) of American Kenpo Karate. No longer a "Kenpo Ronin," my desire to train in the direct legacy of American Kenpo originator, the late Sr. Grandmaster Edmund K. Parker, is now being fulfilled.

I am also the certified affiliate representative of Bahala Na® Martial Arts in the Los Angeles area, under the direction of Grandmaster Tony Somera. I teach the blade based martial art of Giron® Arnis Escrima, which is composed of 20 different styles of fighting, ranging from sword, to stick, to knife, to empty hand. In 2007, Grandmaster Somera certified me as the Bahala Na® Affiliate representative for the Los Angeles area. As a senior student, I continue to work towards graduation from the Giron® System with the assistance Master Kirk McCune, and Master Joel Juanitas and Grandmaster Tony, of Stockton, CA.

Always the sponge for martial arts knowledge, I take every opportunity to learn from other martial artists, through workshops and seminars. Through the generosity of these individuals in sharing their knowledge, I been privileged to have trained with some of the most skilled teachers on the planet. March, 2013 will mark the completion of 19 years in the martial arts me. I am a personable, experienced, and skilled martial artist and teacher. My goal is to be able to give you, the student "E to the 3"...aka... an EMPOWERED SPIRIT, and ENLIGHTENED MIND, and and ENABLED BODY.

Education

CA

Education

CA


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Burbank, CA 91505

Gerry’s Subjects

Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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