Instructor Curtis Etienne
Curtis Etienne is a Professional Martial Arts Instructor/Life Coach and mentor with over 17 years of experience related to instructing and managing operations within Martial Arts schools. Curtis has had the great fortune of training and/or mentoring hundreds of students.
As a Martial Arts Instructor Curtis holds multiple Black Belt certifications, and has experience teaching age groups ranging from three year olds to retirees. Curtis currently holds a Third Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and is a level 3 Krav Maga Instructor. With a strong belief that knowledge is power, he currently studies Shuri-Ryu karate philosophy and the relationship between theory, methodology and application that applies to the classical martial art, traditional martial art and modern martial art under Grandmaster Dr. Victor Moore.
As a Personal Trainer, Curtis has experience working with many fitness facilities and community development agencies teaching Reality Based Self Defense and "Close Combat" to Law Enforcement Operatives (LEO's), Military Personnel in addition to the many civilians he has trained over the years. Putting an emphasis on integrity, personal responsibility and mutual respect Curtis walks with his students each step of their journey towards the achievement of their personal goals. With his guidance and support, his clients and students over the years have accomplished many great personal health, personal safety and fitness goals.
As a teacher and role model for young students in the community, Curtis believes that his mission is to help these students work towards better more fulfilling lives, while enriching the communities around them. Though he knows this is not an easy task, he knows it is most important for the future of these children and the communities surrounding them. For these reasons, Curtis now dedicates a good portion of his time teaching children and young adults ways of thinking and acting that promote the general well-being of others and instills team-working essentials and the leadership in which they can pattern their lives.
Background / Association
Personal Training Certification Candidate (ACSM)