Marvin Ishmael

Marvin Ishmael

Marvin has over 33 years experience in Martial Arts. His journey began at age 9 when he started Shotokan Karate. He went on to attain 2nd degree black belt rank and eventually started his own school to spread the teachings and benefits of training in the martial arts. His training in Karate continued for 15 years until he started training in Guro Dan Inosanto’s Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts systems in Trinidad in 1997. He continued his training and is now a 2nd generation Instructor in Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do under the legendary Sifu Dan Inosanto and a 1st generation instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto. Marvin believes that every Martial Artist should broaden his horizons by getting exposure to and training in as many Martial Arts as possible.

He has also trained under:

-Arjan Surachai Sirisute (Muay Thai Instructor, Founder and President of the Thai Boxing Association of the USA)

-Sifu Francis Fong – World renowned Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor

-Jean Jacques Machado in Machado Brazilian Jui –Jitsu

-Master Oumry Ban – Pradal Serey (Cambodian kickboxing)

An advocate for healthy lifestyles and fitness, Marvin attained certification as a Personal Training Specialist and is always willing to assist students who have challenges with respect to fitness.

A mechanical engieer on a full time basis, Marvin also enjoys his passion for his family and the Martial Arts. His Martial Arts training is dedicated to hi mother Shirley and late father Gufur who both provided the support needed through his professional life and Martial Arts career.

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