Damon Gilbert is an 8th degree Black Belt in the Art of Kajukenbo Effective Self-Defense. Training over 30 years he has trained more than two thousand students.
Damon is a 14-x sport karate sparring world champion and a member of sport karate’s most prestigious team, Team Paul Mitchell. Receiving his black belt in 1991 he began to fight on the professional circuit in 1992. Damon has won several national and international martial art tournaments.
Due to his success in competitive fighting he is one of the most sought after fighters for seminars/workshops in and out of the United States. Damon has been featured in Black Belt magazine, Inside Kung Fu magazine, ESPN 2, local newspapers, and has been featured on the cover of Sport Karate International magazine twice.
Damon has been a Police Officer for Oakland Police Department for over 15 years. He served as the lead Defensive Tactics instructor for the Oakland Police Department for 10 years. During that time Damon was able to teach women self defense classes to more than 800 residents and city employees. Damon is also a POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) certified physical trainer.
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Sport Karate Kumite World Champion Si Gung Charles Herndon is a 6th degree Black Belt and has over 30 years of martial arts experience. Sifu Herndon is a proud graduate of New Mexico State University and has retired from Amtrak after 40 years of service as a conductor.
Sports Karate Kumite World Champion Si Gung Earl (Doc)Jones is a 6th degree Black Belt and has over 30 years of martial arts experience. Sifu Jones is a graduate of Howard University and is the former President/Senior Instructor of the International Association for Orthodontics (I.A.O) Sifu Jones is also a well known International educator.
Nisha Gilbert is B.I.T.W Martial Arts Academy program director and lead instructor of our Sport Karadio fitness program. Nisha is a 2nd degree Black Belt with over 25 years of martial arts experience. In 1995 Nisha was ranked #2 female middle weight fighter in the world by the National Black Belt League (NBL). Nisha is a proud graduate of Cal State Hayward University with a BA in Liberal Studies and currently a Elementary school teacher for the Dublin Unified school district