Owner / Head Instructor
Sensei Bryan has enveloped himself in the study, the practice, and the sharing of Tai-Jutsu for over a decade. He began teaching after receiving his Shodan Level (1st Degree Black Belt) from Kancho Chadwick Minge in 2012. Shortly after, Sensei Bryan was honored as Dojo – Cho (Head Instructor) at Studio City Martial Arts for both Junior and Adult programs. Bryan was announced as Shibu-Cho and became the owner of the Studio City Martial Arts Dojo in 2018. By 2015, he was awarded Chuden Menkyo (2nd Degree Instructors License / 4th Degree Black Belt) by Kancho Minge and the Ten-Chi-Wa Certified Instructor Training Program. Sensei Bryan continues his studies of the martial arts and other Japanese art forms. In 2018 he received his Yon Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) from Shihan David Keith Heald of the Bujinkan FuRai Dojo. Sensei Bryan is a certified Jikiden Reiki Zenki Practitioner from the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai in Kyoto, Japan. He is also CPR and First-Aid certified. Sensei continues to share his knowledge and passion of the Arts with his students.
Keelia is a dedicated teaching artist who has been enriching education throughout Los Angeles since 2007. With her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from CSU Fullerton, Keelia has shared her passion for art education across various school and city programs throughout Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Orange County and more. She has directed, produced, and choreographed hundreds of children’s musical productions and dance concerts over the past 12 years as an art educator.
Keelia brings her years of experience working with children and teaching movement to the S.C.M.A. community as our Program Director. She has enjoyed the transition from performing arts to martial arts and loves exploring the many connections between movement and breath. Keelia is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and First Shodan level Certified Japanese Reiki Practitioner. She incorporates her knowledge and skills into our Tai-Jutsu practice, helping students refine their physical awareness and expand their consciousness. She contributes her extensive teaching experience to the S.C.M.A. Certified Instructor Training Program and Junior Senpai Leadership Program to help future instructors cultivate their own voice. Students appreciate Keelia’s honest teaching approach and her ability to break down complex movements to make them more obtainable.
Keelia is also an actress and member of the Road Theatre Company here in Los Angeles. She continues to share her love for the Arts throughout the community and enjoys volunteering to help others in need. Keelia loves dancing through life and eating guacamole.
Senpai Shelby started training Tai-Jutsu during high school in her home state of Ohio. She resumed her training at Studio City Martial Arts in February 2018 after moving to California. In December 2018 Shelby began the Certified Instructor Training Program and is working toward her first Instructors License. She really enjoys teaching the junior students and refining her own skills in the process. Shelby is CPR and First-Aid Certified. She speaks fluent Spanish, and conversational Japanese, Italian and French. Senpai Shelby has also explored some training in Karate and Mixed Martial Arts. Outside of the Dojo, she works in nonprofit development for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Shelby currently practices Trapeze, Aerial Silks, and Yoga. In her free time, Shelby enjoys sewing, reading, hiking, and travelling. She is a dedicated Marvel and Star Wars fan.
Senpai Dan trained in various martial arts since he was a child. In 2016 he joined the S.C.M.A. community and continues to love the depth of the Art and how it continuously builds upon itself. In 2019 Dan joined the Certified Instructor Training Program and is working toward his first Instructors License. He enjoys gaining a greater knowledge of the Art while learning how to pass the skills onto others. Senpai Dan is CPR and First-Aid Certified. His favorite weapon is the Jo, and he loves practicing his throws on the mat. When Dan isn’t training at the Dojo, he enjoys hiking with his dog and long walks on the beach.
Junior Senpai Instructor
Junior Senpai Instructor
Ben Rosegard started training at Studio City Martial Arts when he was 6 years old. He has been training for over 7 years and now holds the rank of Brown Belt Black Stripe. Junior Senpai Ben enjoys learning different wrist grabs. Ben joined the Junior Senpai Leadership Program to help younger students and refine his leadership skills. Ben is also a certified scuba diver and has his boating license. When Ben isn’t training at the Dojo, he loves to go fishing, skiing and being on the water. Ben also enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing video games.
Junior Senpai Instructor
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