Meet Our Professional Staff of Martial Arts Instructors
Sensei Brent Murakami
Sensei Brent started studying martial arts with the United Studios of Self Defense at the tender age of seven and has continued his training for over 20 years. He presently holds the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kenpo. He is uniquely skilled in several areas of the martial arts including Shaloin Kung Fu, Muai Thai kickboxing, American boxing, judo, wrestling and Brazilian jiu Jitsu. He has also specialized in both Japanese and Chinese weaponry; weapons range from spears, swords, nun chucks, bo staff and the three sectional staff among others.
Sensei Brent graduated with a BS from the University of Southern California’s USC Marshall School of Business. After working for a few years in the business industry, he again returned to his major passion; namely, the martial arts. He has now shared this love of teaching for the past ten years. His enthusiasm for the art can be seen in each and every class he teaches; he teaches full-time, six days a week and welcomes students of all ages.
Sensei Daniel Siqueiros
Sensei Daniel has been actively doing the martial arts for over 15 years. At eight, he started in Maui Thai where he learned and enjoyed the art of hard training to develop his skills to the maximum. His love of the martial arts has led him to learn many different styles. He presently holds a Black Belt in Ninjutsu, Black sash in Kung fu and a first degree Black Belt from the United Studios in Shoalin Kenpo. He has now been teaching full-time for the past three years.
Sensei Jonathan Singleterry
Sensei Jonathan has been active in the martial arts his whole life. At age two, his grandfather started training Sensei Jonathan in Isshinryu Karate. He then went on to learn Tai Chi, Drunken Boxing, Monkey Kung Fu and Capoiera. Four years ago, he discovered Shaolin Kenpo and fell in love with its beauty and versatility of style. As a full time instructor, he brings and shares his more than 20 years of martial arts experience.
Sensei Christie Mendez
Sensei Christie served in the US Marine Corps for over four years. After an Honorable discharge in 2009, she contemplated going into various careers in law enforcement and government works.
In the Marine Corps, she developed the mental and physical discipline needed to accomplish any goal and also gained the skill of how to lead others by example. Now, as an instructor, she has carried this art of discipline into her growing martial arts skills and enjoys helping and inspiring her students to be the best they can be.
Sensei Tomas Orozco
Sensei Tomas first developed an interest and passion in the martial arts as a child while watching movies where the stars would display their incredible talents across the silver screen. Later when he witnessed a martial arts tournament held by the USSD, he was hooked. He soon got involved with the instructors academy and further developed his love for learning, teaching and performing the wonderful art of Shaolin Kempo.
Sensei Eduardo Vital
Ever since Mr. Vital was a child, he has had an interest in the martial arts. This interest was catapulted when he started training with the United Studios. Now, as an instructor, he says, “I enjoy the atmosphere in our studio; the students learn something new every day, as I learn something new from the students every day.”