From Our Editors
During Vince Velez's 20 years of teaching martial arts, he discovered what he believes to be the path to becoming a great martial artist: possessing a desire to be well-rounded and a dedication to learning. To that end, he created Lakewood Martial Arts Training Alliance, where he shares his passion for martial arts with students of all abilities and ages. Starting at age 3, children can begin their journeys toward greatness, learning skills including balance and coordination and values such as discipline and self-confidence.
His adult classes, on the other hand, focus more on shedding pounds, perfecting technique, and defending one's self without bribing a local strong for protection. In Kempo karate, he leads students through the forms, self-defense techniques, and sparring sessions needed to master the art. To help students round out their education, he also offers Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which emphasizes grappling techniques.