Derek is a certified JKD instructor and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer. He specializes in fitness training and martial arts. He is certified in Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and holds a brown belt in Xuan Tong gung fu, a purple belt in combat Jiu Jitsu, and a silver glove in Savate.
Derek has competed in kickboxing competitions, and has won gold, silver, and bronze medals in BJJ competitions, as well as bronze medals in kettlebell competitions.
“I love Ekata because every time I walk in greeted by my students and friends, this truly feels like a home away from home,” he says.