About the Instructors
The Metro Detroit Urban Warriors Martial Arts Fitness Club approach training like a warrior on a battlefield. Engaging our limitations and the struggle for self mastery with the focus and resolve of a warrior. This is why we refer to ourselves as urban warriors. As Instructors, we lead our comrades into battle to secure the objective; progress! We are the war drum that sets the pace, the battle cry that push our members to keep fighting even when they have nothing left. This concept of training like a warrior can only be understood by challenging oneself, and cannot be purchased with anything less than 200% effort. Our goal is to unlock the potential that naturally exists within all of us. Once an individual has learned how to dig deep within to overcome, that knowledge, that ability can be applied to any and every aspect of your life. Helping our members achieve this form of self mastery is our primary objective.
Jo Raven Demonbreun
As a certified Black Belt instructor and 2014 Michigan Cup Open Martial Arts Competition Champion, I am dedicated to self-actualization. I incorporate all my knowledge in promoting the most effective training environment, utilizing a multifaceted approach towards fitness and martial arts conditioning. I specialize in a ballistic functional fitness training style focusing on flexibility, balance, agility, and endurance utilizing the bodies natural range of motion and weight. As a graduate of Wayne State University with a concentration in Occupational therapy and an Associate Degree in Health Science I place a sincere appreciation on helping others live happier and healthier lives without complication. I deeply believe that self mastery is the key to personal development and that the principals of Moo Sool Do can be applied to many area’s one’s life.
I am a certified black belt instructor specializing in Korean martial arts (Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido), hand to hand combat and close quarter combat. I was trained by Grandmaster Brian Pontillo and currently instruct the Sidekick’s Martial Arts Studio’s small children’s program. I have competed in several Michigan Cup Open Martial Arts Tournaments placing Gold in forms and Women’s Sparring. I believe one should always follow their passions in life, martial arts is my passion. I have come to realize my potential as a practitioner and as an instructor through the principals of Moo Sool Do. I ventured into martial arts through our cardio kickboxing program. I was drawn to the physical challenge and the emotional drive that high intensity training provides. With over 10 years of cardio kickboxing fitness training, I use that knowledge to create a whirlwind of fitness activities designed to develop and encourage without sacrificing the fun in fitness training.