MARTIAL ARTIST. Entrepreneur.
AWARD-WINNNG AUTHOR + CERTIFIED LIFE PURPOSE COACH.
Instructor of the Year (2012) ∙ Discipline Master of the Year (2012) ∙ School of the Year (2014) ∙ Discipline Master of the Year (2015) ∙ Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts (2015) ∙ International Instructor of the Year (2015) ∙ School of the Year (2016) ∙ Organization of the Year (2016) ∙ Distinguished Instructor (2017) ∙ Multiple Discipline Master of the Year (2017) ∙ Martial Arts Excellence (2018) ∙ Man of the Year (2021) ∙ Man of the Year (2022) ∙ National Instructor of the Year (2022)
UNION UTA 20TH ANNIVERSARY
I'M JUST AN AVERAGE GUY.
I'm New Jersey born and raised. I've been studying martial arts for over 30 years and have been running my martial arts school, Union UTA Martial Arts for over 20 years. One thing you should know about me is that I'm just an average guy...and I'm more passionate about learning and teaching now than I've ever been.
I'm a multiple time inductee of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame. I'm so thankful for the many opportunities I've had. In 2017 I partnered with SAMI Combat Systems international to have the 1st SAMICS school in the Western Hemisphere.
I'm an avid motorcycle rider and I love to travel. I live with my wife and teenage daughter in western NJ, I'm an active member in the community, plus I believe deeply in the value of martial arts training as a vehicle for self-improvement.
See. I'm just an average, everyday guy and I wrote this book Earn A Blackbelt In...An Average Guy's Guide to Life because I truly believe that my stories of failing, winning, failing and winning over and over again will inspire you on your journey. As such, I'm excited to meet you and motivate you with this book on not necessarily how you earn that black belt, but why you should earn that black belt. Who knows, maybe after this book some might consider me an expert, but I certainly don’t.
I hope you get as much out of my book as I did writing it!
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WE FAIL. WE WIN.
BUT WHAT DID WE LEARN?
First and foremost, I am not an expert on any of the topics discussed in this book. Hell, this is my first book so I don’t know if I’m much of a writer either. I’m an average everyday person like most. Second, this isn't a book about martial arts. Sorry if it comes as a surprise given the title, and a surprise because, yes, that is what I do for a living. I am a martial arts instructor. I've been training for more than 30 years and running a school for more than 20. I have black belts, accolades, hall of fame inductions, trophies, and all of that. But, to be honest, so do a lot of instructors. So you're probably thinking "what is this book about?"
Well, I will completely admit, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and screwed up a lot of things. But I think one thing that I’ve been fortunate with is that I’m pretty good about learning from those mistakes. So I guess that’s kind of the point of this book; from an average guy's point of view. Yes, I've spent years teaching martial arts, and that comes with the responsibility of motivating others. In this book, I'll be telling stories that inspire others to strive harder and achieve more. That's what a good instructor does, in my opinion. We must be willing to admit that we don't know everything and that there is still a lot to learn, especially when we might fail. I'm not necessarily referring to punching and kicking. I'm referring to your efforts to better yourself as a person; learning about how to educate, lead, read people, and motivate others.
So relax and get ready to have a one-on-one conversation with me. Yes, this is a conversation between two people rather than a book. This is not me telling you how to live your life as you read these pages. Rather, as you hear about my life, you can be reflective and have ideas about your own. Order your copy of Earn A Blackbelt In...An Average Guy's Guide to Life today.
CONSULTING & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING
FOR MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS & BUSINESSES
...BECAUSE MARTIAL ARTS IS A FANTASTIC TOOL FOR GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO ME?
So, if you’ve read my book, “Earn A Black Belt In…An Average Guy’s Guide to Life,” then you know, I’m just a guy – just a person trying to make it on this rock. However, I’m a guy with a gift for motivation. A gift for effort. And a gift for talking pretty plainly about it.
This has allowed to me develop a few useful skills. As a motivator I’m able to help average people take stock of their lives and build the desire to want more. As a martial arts consultant I focus on helping smaller schools. Schools that are still trying to get their feet under them or just aren’t growing the way they would like to be. Fully customizing plans for them. As the Sr. American Instructor in SAMI COMBAT SYSTEMS, I am honored to share Peter Weckauf’s amazing martial arts system all over the world. Customizing courses and seminars specifically to what schools and law enforcement agencies are looking for.
If there is something here that gets your attention, just ask. I might consider myself an average guy, but my goal is to provide services and motivation above and beyond expected.
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE-AWAY!
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING &
My motivational speaking topics are based on the award-winning content found in "Earn A Black Belt In..." from an every day, average guy's point of view.
EARN YOUR BLACK BELT IN
Progress through life belts from White to Black Belt!
BUSINESS & MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CONSULTING
I may be your average guy but I’m not a “cut & paste” consultant. My consultation programs are designed with the little guy in mind. My difference: most big martial arts consultants only focus on packing your school with new bodies per month. But, without the infrastructure and procedures to handle those people, their programs are set up for failure. I will help you build a proper foundation set up for longevity.
CUSTOMIZABLE MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL CONSULTING IN
Call room management
Marketing, promoting & social media
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON MY BOOK SIGNINGS & LEARN MORE ABOUT MY MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING & SAMICS SEMINARS. INTERESTED IN CONSULTING SERVICES? FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOU & YOUR SCHOOL!