Trainer - Sensei Ernest Karlson

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Sensei Ernest Karlson

Sensei Ernest Karlson

MMA Trainer
4th Degree Black Belt Multi-Style Martial Arts Athlete: Kenpo, Muay Thai ( 3-0 Fight Record), Kickboxing, Boxing, Israeli Combatives, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Currently a Purple Belt), XMA/Hyper, Weapons: Kamas, Bo, Nunchaku, Sword & Kali/Escrima. Special Achievements: Student of Shihan Jim Andrello since 1987, Achieved the Rank of Black Belt on August 29, 1992, Teaching Martial Arts Professionally since January 2003, Achieved Rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in 2013, Served in the U.S. Air Force March 1998 to July 2002 Education: Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science from Community College of the Air Force (January 2002), Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration from Cayuga Community College (August 2015), Bachelors in Management: Entrepreneurship from Florida Atlantic University (May 2018) Family: Wife, Meghan (1st Degree Black Belt), Son Christopher (2nd Degree Black Belt) & Son Nicholas (1st Degree Black Belt). Both Christopher and Nicholas have been training in the Martial Arts since the age 3 ½. Personal Thoughts: Martial Arts has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The mentoring I received and the relationships I have formed are the driving force that has shaped me into the person I am today. Now as a Professional Martial Artist I am motivated to positively impact the lives of the students I train, the way my Instructors and teammates impacted my life! Personal Motto: ”Those who are interested will do what’s convenient; those who are committed will do whatever it takes.” ~John Assaraf