“The Martial Arts have always been an integral part of who I am. Beginning my training at the age of six, I have spent my entire life practicing, learning and teaching it’s many aspects. To me, the Martial Arts are more than kicking and punching, it is a philosophy, a way of life.”
Having grown up in the Martial Arts at Four Winds, Chez now works as Chief Operations Officer/Partner of the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Milwaukee, WI. At Four Winds, he is one of the primary instructors in the Lil’ Dragons Program, and as a family man, enjoys working with children.
“The lessons you learn teach you physical and mental discipline, respect, leadership, confidence, how to deal with success and failure, and that’s just to name a few. At Four Wind’s you learn all of these great values. The instructors truly care about the students and we make sure that you develop both physically and mentally.”
“The curriculum at Four Wind’s is designed to give you a great workout, teach you a variety of styles of Martial Arts and most importantly to ensure that you can protect yourself if needed. Even though you practice to handle a physical altercation, few Martial Artists face problems that require the use of physical force, I strongly believe that this is because Martial Artists are mentally prepared and they reflect this confidence and security within.”
“In fact, what I’ve learned at Four Winds has carried over to all areas of my life, it helped me in all my educational endeavors, professionally at work and even at home with my family. I believe the values taught at Four Winds gives you concrete and realistic rules for all behavior in your life.”
Chez has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, and a MBA in Health Care Administration. Chez is a certified Athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Some of Chez’s accomplishments and titles include:
- 4th degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
- 1st degree Black belt in Doce Pares Escrima
Chez was formally the Vice President of the Wisconsin Strength and Conditioning Association
The January 2000 issue of the Milwaukee Magazine listed Chez as one of the top Personal Trainers in the Metro Milwaukee area.
Chez’s main passion is the Martial Arts. He began studying Martial Arts in 1981, and has been instructing classes since 1986. He is a national Escrima champion and past member of the US National Stickfighting team. He has taught seminars and performed demonstrations through the USA.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their two children.