Ken is another TITLE Member turned Trainer. He currently holds a 1st degree Black Belt in the World Taekwondo style and a separate 2nd degree Black Belt in the ITF style. In his youth he had competed in over 20 tournaments and was a 5 time California State Gold Medalist. Throughout the years he had also trained in Muay Thai, Boxing, as well as a bit of BJJ. He also had the opportunity to train in Kickboxing and Escrima under Graciela Casillas (Womens Boxing International Hall of Famer, the first fighter to hold world titles in both WWBA and WKA bantamweight, trained under Dan Inosanto) in Oxnard, CA. Though he had been doing martial arts for most of his life, he had fallen off the wagon and became severely overweight over the course of a few years due to a mostly sedentary lifestyle/occupation. After about a year of attending many classes at TITLE and eating properly, he had lost 70lbs, and had reignited his passion for Boxing/Kickboxing, even switching his career focus reflecting this.
My personal mantra:
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight”
My training style is:
I went through a ton of trial and error through my fitness journey. My previous weight had me struggling with physical/mental health, and I managed to make a complete 180. Transforming yourself isn’t easy but, I hope to shorten the learning curve and help others with what I’ve learned over the years. On top of that I’m a bit of a martial arts nerd. So for those that want to learn something new or improve their current technique, I’m always eager to0 help.
What gives me my fighting spirit:
The never ending journey of self-progress, pushing my limits, strengthening my body, and steeling the mind.