CKD Academy Instructors
Sensei Travis Christensen
is a fifth degree black belt in Keichu-Do. He began his martial arts training in 1994 under Grandmaster Marx and earned his black belt in 1999. Sensei Travis has over fifteen years of teaching experience. He has taught students of all ages and has personally taught several students to championship level. Sensei Travis is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their potential. He sees martial arts not just as a way of learning to defend oneself, but as an immensely beneficial element in building character and teaching self-discipline.
Sensei Heather Christensen
is a fourth degree black belt in Keichu-Do. She began her Keichu-Do training in 1994 under the teaching of Grandmaster Marx and earned her black belt in 1999. Sensei Heather has over fifteen years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and has developed and taught martial arts classes specifically designed for children of young ages, as well as women’s self-defense programs. Sensei Heather believes that through the use of martial arts students can learn important and necessary character traits, which will enable them to grow into strong, confident, and capable individuals.
Sensei Mike Meyer
is a 4th degree black belt in Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. He began his training in 1975 and received his black belt in 1978. Sensei Mike has also studied Judo and Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Mike has over 20 years of teaching experience and always teaches with the street in mind. His goal for each student is to learn the practical self-defense application of each technique enabling students to better defend themselves if needed. Sensei Mike is an instructor for the Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu class.
Sensei Terry Briggs
is a 4th degree black belt in Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. He began his martial arts training in 1972. Sensei Terry earned his black belt in 1977. In addition to Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu Sensei Terry has also studied Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Terry has over 20 years of teaching experience. He has also taught self-defense to many groups including the police reserves, anti-rape and women’s groups, youth organizations, park rangers, and the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC) at Vandenberg, AFB. Sensie Terry is an instructor for the Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu class.
Sensei Randy Ancheta
is a 3rd degree black belt in Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. Sensei Randy began his training in Seki-Ryu in 2000. He received his black belt in 2004. Sensei Randy has more than seven years of teaching experience. Over the years he has taught and assisted in many self-defense seminars. Sensei Randy believes that if one is willing to commit the years necessary to begin to grasp the art it is amazing what one can learn and be able to do in martial arts and in life. Sensei Randy is an instructor for the Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu class.
Sensei Valerie Pallai
is a 3rd degree black belt in Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. She began her martial arts training in 1999 and received her black belt in 2004. Sensei Valerie has over seven years of teaching experience. Her goal in teaching is for each student to develop their self-confidence as they learn the techniques and applications of Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. Sensei Valerie is also a certified therapist in Seifukujitsu, the jiu-jitsu art of massage. Sensei Valerie is an instructor for the Seki-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu class.