matthew schafer

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Gender MALE
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Introduction Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Matthew Schafer and I put up this blog to share my knowledge of martial arts and self-defense with the world and hopefully help a few people along the way. I make no money off of this blog and I do not advertise it at all so if you're reading this then you're one of the few that have stumbled upon it. I began my training in the martial arts when I was 6 years old when a family friend began teaching me traditional Ryukyu Kenpo which is another name for traditional Okinawan Karate. From there I went on to study Taekwondo, Aikido, Chin Na, Taiji Chuan, Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu San Soo, Krav Maga, Tai Jitsu, and several other styles. I’ve also trained with numerous security professionals and military personnel in various topics such as security, counter surveillance, and defensive shooting.
Favorite Movies Today, after nearly 30 years in the martial arts, I am a 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor in Kenpo Karate and the chief instructor at the Schafer Self-Defense Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I teach classes and seminars all over the state to civilians and security, law enforcement, and military personnel in topics ranging from basic self-defense and weapon disarmament to more complex topics like counter-carjacking and hostage escape and evasion.