Brentwood , California
925 437 8146
Martial Zapata is a Self-Defense instructor based in Brentwood, CA. He is the Chief Instructor for East Bay Jeet Kune Do, a school founded on the principles of Contemporary Jeet Kune Do (CJKD) through the instruction of his trusted friend and mentor, Paul Vunak, the founder and CEO of Progressive Fighting Systems. He holds the rank of Senior Full Instructor, Senior Military Edged Weapons Instructor, Law Enforcement Instructor, Senior Training Officer for Descendants of the Masters (DOM), Advanced Hand-to-Hand Tactics and is the Progressive Fighting Systems West Coast Director of Operations. His experience in the field involves countless hours of travel and training alongside Paul, conducting major seminars to large groups of students with varied backgrounds which include high ranking martial arts instructors, military and law enforcement agents, executives, as well as, the common man. Martial is proud to be dubbed as one of Paul Vunak's training partner. Martial is of Filipino descent who was raised in the Philippines, in the Island of Luzon. He was initially introduced to the art of Kali/Arnis as a teen and then continued on studying the art as an adult. His passion for the Filipino Martial Arts began early on in his life. And being it that his father was a blacksmith, as a child, he grew up watching his dad make knives, machetes and other forms of edged weapons. This experience, along with his passion to learn more about his Filipino culture through the study of self-defense, fueled his desire to become more educated about the Filipino Martial Arts, Kali. His instructions includes elements from various arts, Kali (Edged and Blunt Weapons), Panuntukan, Thai Boxing, Karate, Wing Chun, Savate, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to name a few. Martial is available for Private/ Semi Private instructions, Instructor Certification in Contemporary Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts. As well as promotions and ranking in Progressive Fighting Systems.