Though Alberto Buckeridge has been a personal trainer for 15 years, he has also played football, competed as a body builder, and even earned a degree in physical therapy. So he understands how the human body works. As owner and head trainer at Lake Mary Fitness By Alberto, he lends his expertise to clients of all fitness levels, from novice exercisers to professional hockey players, footballers, and WWE wrestlers.
Over time, Alberto has developed an affinity for certain methods and equipment; he makes use of TRX suspension harnesses in almost all of his classes. He cautions clients, though, that their exercise regimen only constitutes a part of what they need to do to improve their bodies. The rest of their efforts should be devoted to eating properly, which includes cutting unhealthy fats, keeping protein intake high, and always chewing before you swallow.
Master Chon’s passion for martial arts began at age 4. He attended an actual tae kwon do school through high school, and even earned a bachelor’s degree in the martial-art form. Master Chon wears a sixth-degree Korean black belt and spent time as the conditioning coach for the Korean Olympic tae kwon do team. He also earned a master’s degree in special education, and has combined his talents to help special-needs children blossom during structured tae kwon do classes. Other classes are geared toward preschoolers, adults, and women wanting to learn self-defense moves.
A five-time American Taekwondo Association World Champion, chief master Von Schmeling, began Victory Martial Arts to teach pupils confidence and leadership skills while imparting martial-arts techniques. Classes capped at 30 students, with at most 10 students per instructor, cover disciplines such as general martial arts, krav maga, and self-defense for thwarting assailants and heavily armed spiders. Budding martial artists hone their craft alongside loved ones in family sessions or practice maneuvers in age-specific sequences for kids, teens, or adults.
Signature service: Martial Arts and Functional Self-defense
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: We train first and foremost for street self-defense, with a focus on building complete self-defense athletes and having fun.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
My approach is different than others, because I developed and trained people in functional hand-to-hand tactics for the U.S. Army Rangers and the 82nd Airborne Division. I served 24 years in the military and my tactics and curriculum have been used in real world situations.
We're dedicated to giving students the highest-quality martial arts training in disciplines such as Jeet Kune Do, Kali-Escrima-Silat (Filipino martial arts), Thai Boxing (Muay Thai), Combat Submission Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We feel that change is necessary through constantly searching for ways to improve one?s martial arts abilities.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a Full Certified Instructor under Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee's Protege), and hold a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started training in martial arts at the age of 5. I've developed my curriculum over the years, and founded Combatives Unlimited in 1995.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am an Affiliation Representative for Erik Paulson Combat Submission Wrestling for Jacksonville, FL.
Impact Fitness's personal trainer and weight-loss specialist strives to change every person he works with. He helps his clients shape and tone their bodies into the best shape of their lives with 40-minute high-intensity workouts meticulously designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups. Rather than boring themselves with endless hours on the treadmill or circuit machines, gym-goers wake up their muscles with functional exercises that employ kettlebells, Plyo Boxes, Slam Balls, Battle Ropes, and doomsday devices. The variety of workout types adheres to busy schedules and hectic lives of students, from team-building corporate training to athlete training to Muscle Up Mommy and Me sessions.