Meet the Hybrid Founders

Jason Klofstad


Jason Klofstad is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, consultant and co-founder of Hybrid Fitness. As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, coach and competitive athlete, he has the ability to teach skills in a fashion that makes them completely understandable for most anyone, regardless of their athletic background. Jason holds a Sports Performance Coach certification from USA Weightlifting as well as certifications from ACSM and ACE, among others and has served as a frequent examiner and lecturer for ACSM in California and Washington. Jason is an avid athlete and competitor, participating in a variety of sports including gymnastics, martial arts and outrigger canoe racing. Jason has instructed individuals and athletes of all fitness levels. His clients include high school, prep and collegiate athletes, police, firefighters, tri-athletes and martial artists. To arrange a consultation or for more information on lectures contact Jason at

Liam Bauer


Liam “TAKU” Bauer, co-founder of Hybrid Fitness, is a strength and conditioning coach and fitness consultant who has been designing comprehensive conditioning programs for professional and elite amateur athletes as well as individuals of all fitness levels since 1988. Liam is a certified Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting and a certified Conditioning Specialist through the NSPA. Throughout his career Liam has attained certifications from many of the top recognized leaders in the fitness industry including NSCA, ACE, YMCA, ACSM, ISPA and others. Liam currently works full time training individuals privately as well as acting as a fitness consultant and advisor (via the internet) to fitness enthusiasts, professional fighters and martial artists, as well as police and elite tactical officers all over the world. Liam is also a frequent lecturer and guest speaker at seminars around the country. To arrange a consultation or for more information on lectures contact Liam at

Mike Suyematsu


Mike Suyematsu is a fitness and martial arts instructor with over 38 years of experience. His extensive and diverse martial arts resume includes such styles as Kempo, Kajukenbo, Goju Karate, Northern Style Shaolin Gung Fu, PFS Jeet Kune Do, Cabales Serrada Escrima, boxing and wrestling. In addition, Mike is a Certified Principles Coach in Tony Blauer’s PDR (Personal Defense Readiness) Program and is extremely well versed in close-quarter combat and weapons training.

Mike’s list of clients is as diverse as his experience. They include police and S.W.A.T officers, business executives, retirees, college students and combat athletes, among others. Mike brings a unique mix of fitness knowledge with years of self-defense training. He’s “walked the walk” so to speak. Mikes wealth of knowledge make him an important member of the team and what he teaches can literally mean the difference between life and death. To arrange a consultation or for more information on lectures contact Mike at:

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