The Personal Trainer
I have a background as a Professional Personal Trainer, Boxing and Kickboxing Instructor, Pro MMA Fighter and now I'm also a Certified Confidence Coach! For nearly 20 years I have used my martial arts training, fitness knowledge and professional fighting experience to help people develop incredible strength and remarkable endurance physically, mentally and emotionally.
My martial arts journey began in 1999 at Cal State University Long Beach when I accidentally wandered into an intense workout with the Shotokan Karate Club. After one practice I was hooked and by 2002 I had achieved the rank of black belt. My next challenge was the karate tournament circuit were I acquired multiple gold medals in regional, national and international Shotokan Karate competitions.
My personal training career started in 2011 at a small gym called LA Boxing in Walnut Creek. It didn't take long for my classes and personal training services to hit near max capacity. Roughly two years later I became a personal trainer for Equinox in Palo Alto; the “go-to” gym for Silicon Valley elites. In 2014 I started his own personal training company called Fire Fitness Training, Inc. which has been renamed to JDM Coaching and Training.
Purpose & Empowerment Coach
I just want to take a moment to tell you that something truly incredible happens when you decide to start demanding more from life by demanding more from yourself, especially as a man. I decided to become a Men’s Purpose and Empowerment Coach to help men navigate what our culture likes to call a Mid-Life Crisis.
This is an oversimplified way of describing the moment that a man encounters a massive obstacle that is so emotionally, mentally and spiritually taxing that it not only challenges his fundamental understanding and beliefs about the world; it also challenges his beliefs about himself and his place in it. I've come face to face with these challenges and the darkness it brings that we rarely speak openly about. I've faced the three "Deadly Dragons" of Divorce, Depression and Death of a Loved One that can quickly and permeantely bring a man to his knees. I've faced it and found my way to the light on the other side. More importantly, I've created a framework called F.I.G.H.T., basically a road map that YOU can now use to fight your way to the other side too.
Let's Go Champ!