Self Defense – Brian Jones - Brian has an MS and PhD in exercise science from the University of Kentucky. He holds several training certifications including the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Club Coach and Sports Performance Coach, World Kettlebell Club Fitness Instructor, and Crossfit Level 1. Brian is currently the state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Brian has black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, and taekwondo and experience in many other martial arts including boxing, kickboxing, kenpo, and mixed martial arts. He is currently the owner/head instructor of Valhalla Grappling Academy(www.valhallaacademy.com) in Frankfort, KY where he teaches jiu-jitsu, judo, and defensive tactics to civilians and law enforcement officers.
YOGA – Shannon and Alex Likens – Mother and daughter have dreamed of opening their own studio where they can promote and share their love of the healing and creative arts. In the words of Anais Nin, “And the day came, when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ” And The Studio was born.