Kyosa (Assistant Instructor) Guro Ryan Malwitz has been training in the martial arts and has been a student of Tang Soo Do and Modern Arnis for over 12 years. Guro Malwitz is relocating to Lubbock Texas to become a Police officer. Mr. Malwitz is a very energetic and valuable asset to our program and we are grateful for his dedication and love of the arts. Mr. Malwitz holds the rank of 2nd Brown belt in Tang Soo Do and the Rank of Lakan Isa (Black Belt) in Modern Arnis. Guro will be offering classes in Texas very soon...
Master Barker has been studying martial arts since 1984. He has trained directly in Tang Soo Do (4th dan, 1996), Jujitsu (1st dan- 1991), Kenpo (2nd dan-1991), skki kobudo (1st dan-1989), ba men chun fa, ai mute shoto kan, iaido, and Modern Arnis (1999). He has taught in Flat Rock since 1985 under Master Noah Cadle, before opening his own school in northern Michigan in 1989. Returning back down river in 1991- teaching for master Cadle and continueing to cross train everywhere.
In 1997- he opened "Barker's Tang Soo Do" in Brownstown and in 2000- changed the name to Progressive Tactics Martial Arts. The school has been a part of the Brownstown Community since 1997 and has supported the community not only by offering top quality martial arts- but through community service. From various fund raisers for local citizens, police organizations like DARE and GREAT, to the "Adopt a Highway" program- Progressive Tactics can be seen through out the town!
Master Barker is My Tang Soo Do Instructor and the leading advisor for Fluid-Force martial Arts. He is a very gracious, giving and HIGHLY intelligent Martial Artist and Man. I am Truly greatful to have him as my Instructor and guide in the world of martial Arts and am HONORED to call him my Friend.
(Enoch after winning Gold in the Arnold National Stick-Fighting Champonship)
Enoch has been a student of the martial arts for well over a decade. A certified instructor in Modern Arnis, Tang Soo Do & Jiu-Jitsu.
Enoch as had extensive training in many other areas of the martial arts, including: Tai chi / Qigong, Capoeira, Silat, A-Ha Saki & others.
Enoch will always remain a student of the martial arts, but feels that everyone should share & help one another grow, to become the best martial artist "They" can be.
"One day your training will transcend your art & you will no longer be doing a particular style, but you will finally be doing "Your" style.
Enoch would like to Thank ALL of his instructors for their knowledge & guidance through the martial arts. He bows to them & will forever be indebt to them.