I have been training for quite a long time now. I have practiced Pancration, Combat Hapkido, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, and Boxing in many areas across the country, but I have yet to find the level of quality instruction I received from Mr. Erik Navarrete.
Knowing a martial art, or even being the best martial artist in the world, does not mean you'd be a good teacher. I've found that too often to be the case. But, Erik Navarrete is both an expert AND a wonderful teacher.
Classes were tailored in a way that everyone, regardless of skill level, was continually being pushed to THEIR limits; specifically. My cardio improved drastically, and my skill level and confidence rose dramatically. The classes were long enough that I felt like I successfully retained the instruction, but never wore me down to where I couldn't take on the class the next day.
It was clear to me through the instruction and the equipment provided and utilized that Erik had a true PASSION for what he was teaching, and his enthusiasm seemed to be infectious! With true and genuine caring, Erik will take you to the next level; whether it's in fitness, defense, or competition. My ONLY regret is I don't live in California to continue getting amazing instruction from an astounding teacher.