I first trained under John at the Inosanto Academy, and I have received private instruction from him for the past few years. John is an extremely skilled, intelligent guy with a great sense of humor. He is always adding to his knowledge and challenging himself while finding ways to share that knowledge with his students, regardless of their skill or fitness level. He knows how to push a student hard and inspire that student to test his or her limits, all the while maintaining a fun and welcoming atmosphere. With John, even hard-style, serious training can still be a lot of fun! I couldn't recommend John more highly.
Paul Boardman - Los Angeles, CA
I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with John through Dr. Mark Cheng's Kettlebells Los Angeles group during the Sunday morning line ups in Santa Monica. His instruction is both calm and confident. He blends humility with humor to put other students at ease while also challenging them to reach for as much as they can safely control. He gets along well with the other instructors as part of the KBLA team. I highly recommend John's instruction without reservation.
Ron Jones, Corporate Wellcoach - Atlanta/Los Angeles
Rock solid experience and training. John knows his stuff. Even better, John is an effective teacher with keen insights and a focus on form. The classes are fun. And yes...they will kick your @$$. I don't give 10's but in John's case I'll make and exception.
R. Casey O'Kane - Los Angeles, CA