BUDO RYU

´╗┐CENTER FOR FITNESS, COMBAT, & SELF-DEFENSE

Our Instructors


No "Has-Been"s or "Never-Was"s here...At the Budo Ryu, ALL of our instructors are dedicated to continue their training and perfecting their art. Our instructors are all ACTIVE competitors in their art; when they're not teaching, they are training! Our Krav Maga instructors all maintain current certifications through Krav Maga Worldwide, and are encouraged to continue their tactical and martial arts training in other areas including firearms training through Spartan Tactical Resources, wilderness and survival training through Krav Maga Worldwide's Krav vs. Wild seminars, and tactical movement and Israeli SWAT tactics through Aaron Cohen's IMS Counter Terror School. All of our Fitness Instructors have qualifications through NASM and/or hold certifications as a MonkeyBar Fitness Natural Trainer directly under Jon Hinds, or Russian Kettlebell Certification directly under RKC Chris Holder.

Our Programs

We put the "fun" in "functional fitness!" We teach and train with a primary focus on "function" rather than "fashion" or "trends' by incorporating whole-body training, and focusing on intuitive, skill-based movements that can be performed anywhere: inside or outside the gym! These basic movements include: running, jumping, crawling, climbing, rolling, and reacting! Get fit and have fun! +13-years and adults.

An authentic and traditional Thai kickboxing program exclusively offered at the Budo Ryu. We teach ring-fight tactics and techniques utilizing punches, kicks, elbows, and knees.  Baan Chaa-Na ("House of Victory") offers Thai kickboxing group and private classes for all skill levels, from beginner to competition fighters.

+13-years and adults.

A practical approach to mixed-martial arts and self defense program at the Budo Ryu, and the ONLY official Krav Maga training center for Krav Maga Worldwide training center in the Central Coast. CCKM offers group and private classes for all skill levels, from beginner to expert levels.

+13-years and adults.

Also offered at Budo Ryu: Children practice in a friendly, co-ed atmosphere. We practice getting out of the way of strikes or grabs, and learn to fall gently and get up safely through the use of games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children how to defend themselves without hurting others.

Also offered at Budo Ryu: A no-gi Brazilian jiu jitsu and grappling program at the Budo Ryu, emphasizing in competition/ring art, transitions to mixed martial arts, and practical real-world application. CJJ offers group classes for all skill levels.

+13-years and adults.

A heart-thumping, blood-pumping, high-energy heavy bag class utilizing basic kickboxing combinations and various calisthenic exercises. This program is FREE with purchase of any program at the Budo Ryu!

+13-years and adults.

About Us


We have standards, and you should, too.


All of the Budo Ryu Instructors are "ring-tested" and have fight-competition experience, have current qualifications, and/or real-life experience in the system/art they are teaching. No "has-beens" here; our Instructors are currently active and involved in their arts. When we're not teaching, we're likely working hard next to you in class!  When you're training with us, you can rest assured that every technique has been tested and thoroughly vetted, and every workout has been finely tuned to produce the best results for you!

KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTORS

ERIC SANDAHL, Certified Chief Instructor

(Black Belt Expert II)


GERI OOI SANDAHL, Certified Instructor

(Blue Belt Expert I)


NATE KLEINSASSER, Certified Apprentice

(Yellow Belt Phase A)


SHANNON SLAYTON, Certified Apprentice

(Yellow Belt Phase A)


DAVE SANCHEZ, Certified Apprentice (KMW Force Training Level 5)


JODY POQUETTE, Apprentice-in-Training


RACHEL BROCKETT, Apprentice-in-Training



JUNGLEGYM PHYSICAL TRAINERS´╗┐

ERIC SANDAHL, Certified Chief Instructor

MonkeyBarGym Natural Trainer

Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certified


STEPHANIE WATTS, Certified Trainer

NASM Personal Trainer Certified

Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certified

CrossFit Certified


ARIAN SCALISE, Certified Trainer

ISSA Personal Trainer Certified


ALEXA BUERGER, Certified Trainer

NASM Personal Trainer Certified


JENNIFER HAMMACK, Apprentice Trainer

MUAY THAI INSTRUCTORS

KRU ERIC SANDAHL, Chief Instructor


GERI OOI SANDAHL, Instructor

JUAN PANTALEON, Jr. Instructor


JAMIE SHEARN, Jr. Instructor


NATE KLEINSASSER*, Jr. Instructor


MIKE GROTTE, Apprentice-in-Training´╗┐


GRANT AYRES, Jr. Instructor



BAG CLASS TRAINERS
KRU ERIC SANDAHL

JUAN PANTALEON

MIKE GROTTE

GRANT AYRES

JODY POQUETTE



ROCK STEADY BOXING COACHES

DAVE SANCHEZ, Chief Coach

ERIC SANDAHL, Coach

STEPHANIE WATTS, Coach

ARIAN SCALISE, Coach



JIU JITSU INSTRUCTOR
JEREMY LOPEZ, Chief Instructor



AIKIDO INSTRUCTOR

MARY TESORO, Chief Instructor

PRIVATE TRAINING

PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTORS DIRECTLY TO SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED SESSION.

NOTE: RATES MAY VARY PER INSTRUCTOR.

Krav Maga self-defense advanced training, special weapons and tactics training

Muay Thai kickboxing, fight-specific tactics and advanced techniques

Physical fitness training

Physical fitness training

Krav Maga self-defense basics

Muay Thai kickboxing basics

Physical fitness training

A boxing program specifically designed for people with Parkinson's.

We are an official RockSteady Boxing Affiliate Facility.

Other happenings at the Budo Ryu...

Also offered at Budo Ryu: Human Being Training Yoga, presented by instructor Amanda Parker Lambert.