This is a no pressure opportunity to discover if Kaizen offers what you seek in expert martial arts instruction for yourself or your family.
Training for Kids, Teens, and Adults.
No Hidden Fees. Rates NEVER Increase.
No Tournaments. No “Black Belt Clubs”.
Motivating Classes and Positive Environment.
Practical, Effective, Non-Traditional Training.
Kids Develop Focus, Confidence, and Respect.
Informal, Tactical CQC Training for Adults.
Fitness Kickboxing and Women’s Self-Defense.
Kaizen Stands For:
The principle foundation of my studio is to inspire continuous improvement in all aspects of life.
Martial arts training is more than just punching, kicking, and self-defense… it’s about setting goals and striving for excellence. Students learn to overcome challenges and fears; develop confidence, courage, and strength; and to never give up on their goals.
Martial Arts training at Kaizen is non-traditional, practical, effective, and above all, safe. I’ve designed my curriculum to be age and skill appropriate, challenging, rewarding, and of course… fun.
Here you’ll experience a challenging yet positive environment. I lead by example and inspire students develop skills to their fullest potential.
Kaizen offers a variety of programs.
Classes are designed around age, skill, and purpose of training. All within a flexible schedule.
Not everyone has the same interests or reasons for training in martial arts, so I’ve designed my curriculum and schedule to offer a variety of classes for kids, teens, and adults. I keep training affordable especially for families.
To maintain personal attention and quality training, I limit the size of each class. Kids classes are designed to be fun, exciting, and rewarding, while still be challenging, disciplined, and structured. Training for adults is informal, practical, and non-ranking. Additionally I offer fitness kickboxing and Tactical CQC training for adults.
Kids want to have fun, be challenged, and be recognized for their accomplishments. Parents want a safe place for their kids to train, with a flexible schedule and affordable rates. That’s exactly the environment I created here at Kaizen Martial Arts.
Classes are designed with family schedules in mind, along with the idea of challenging students physically and emotionally, and providing them with recognition for setting and achieving goals. I use positive reinforcement, within a disciplined and motivating environment.
Age, Body, and Mind Appropriate
Oftentimes, it can be difficult for teens to find activities that challenge their body and mind, while still catering to their interests. At Kaizen, teens have options on which classes they feel best suit their comfort zones. Some of my teens prefer the youth classes, others the kickboxing or adult training. Some prefer a little bit of everything. So no problem, I allow them to partake in whichever they prefer!
Since youth classes, kickboxing, and adult training are worlds apart in my teaching style, teens have the ability to choose their programs.
Informal, Non-Ranking, and Practical
Adults have enough responsibilities and demands in this world as it is. They don’t need another “boss” barking commands at them demanding to be respected cause he’s got some kind of Black Belt and Diploma… and I certainly don’t need my adults calling me “Sir”.
Adult training is entirely informal, non-ranking, and practical. I develop their fighting skills and improve on health and fitness. Period. Adults train in CQC (Close Quarters Combat), Reactive Knife and Stick, Striking, Grappling, Take-Downs, and Submissions, what little kicking my adults do, is based on their own physical limitations. Let’s keep the spinning and jumping somewhere more appropriate, like my kids classes. Adult training is intense, and also fun.
I’m not an aerobics instructor. My Kickboxing class structure is not that “Tae-Bo Jazzersize” type workout… It’s real kickboxing. However in this workout, teens and adults don’t spar, grapple, or work with weapons… they simply workout using kickboxing techniques and applications.
While the primary focus of my kickboxing workout is fitness, those participating benefit from partner drills, mitt drills, bag workouts, and various forms of exercises. Along the way, they develop the ability to not only perform these techniques as part of their workout, they also learn to apply them as a method of self-defense.
Training for women who want privacy
Every few months, I offer women’s only self-defense training… for FREE.
This is open entirely to the public for teenage girls, moms, or any woman who would like to learn some self-defense skills, but either don’t have the schedule for regular training, or aren’t comfortable training with men.
These workshops I offer are safe and non-threatening, however I don’t sugarcoat the reality of an attack or the attackers intentions. Beyond learning functional, practical, and effective physical techniques, I also develop “Situational Awareness” and “Concept Application”. Self-Defense is not about memorizing forms or having to become a Black Belt… it’s about knowing NO ONE has the right to hurt you, and having the physical and emotional ability to defend yourself, your children, or someone else.
My name is Nathan Grey, I am the owner and only trainer at Kaizen Martial Arts Studio. I’ve dedicated nearly my entire life to the study of martial arts, and as you’ll discover through this site, and in person, I pass along my knowledge with passion and enthusiasm.
In addition to Kaizen, you’ll see two other very important facets of my life on this site; One being “Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center”, and the other being “I Am Cinema”. Please continue further on to learn more about them as well. Thank you for visiting my site.
I Am Cinema
Creative Video and Photo Marketing and Productions
“I Am Cinema” is my digital media business. I work in films and video productions oftentimes as a Cinematographer, Director of Photography, or Editor. Additionally I am a “Cinematic Photographer”, which basically means rather than simply snapping a photo, I prefer to “Tell a Story” with the visuals I create. Within my film career “Art of Combat” is my work as a stunt actor/choreographer.
While I enjoy being involved in “Creative Works” in Film, also I offer video and photo marketing and productions for individuals and local businesses. This business offsets the need for Kaizen to enroll massive amounts of students, allowing me to maintain personal attention to every student I have.
Since 2005, I’ve been an active volunteer/sponsor at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue. It is perhaps the single most rewarding aspect of my life, and the very reason I’ve chosen to relocate to this area, along with the beautiful landmarks and landscapes.
I take great pride in my involvement with this rescue and working with the owners and these amazing animals. As part of my commitment to their safety, health, and quality of life, I donate $5.00 each month from every membership enrolled at Kaizen Mixed Martial Arts. Your membership helps support a worthy cause near us. Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue
The ability to fight (defend) does not come from Rank, Style, or Title.
It comes from ones own passion to train, to aspire, to overcome fear, and discover your own way.
Only then… will you unleash your true Art of Combat.