Stockton Video Shoot

Taku and I recently took a road trip to Stockton, CA to meet up with our Self-Defense Director, Mike Suyematsu. We spent the day working on a how-to video series for street-based self defense. Personal protection, or what we like to call “People Safety”, is an integral part of “fitness” and “wellness” in our eyes. It’s one of the many things that separates us from other fitness sites.


For those of you who don’t know Mike, he is an incredibly talented individual in many respects. He’s spent the better part of his life learning how to protect himself in countless situations. He has studied classic martial arts such as Kempo and Jeet Kune Do, along with western-styles such as boxing and wrestling. His full bio can be read in a posting under the “About Hybrid” category. Suffice it to say that Mike has “walked the walk”. One of the traits that makes Mike such a good instructor is his ability to simply convey information and have everyone listening understand exactly what he means. Honestly, instructing is an art and Mike has it down to a science. You’ll see exactly what I mean in some of the video clips below.

During the shoot, we covered topics including street defense, classic boxing technique, weapons use and defense, as well as tactical gear used in training. All of the videos can be viewed in their entirety on the Hybrid Fitness site.

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