Lead Instructor: Brian Burkett
Brian Burkett is the founder and Lead Instructor of LifeTrek Martial Arts. He lives in Newburgh with his wife Jenny and their quadruplet children, affectionately known as “The Quadsquad,” Benjamin, Allie, Anna & Baron. They are members of Family Bible Church, where they frequently assist with leading worship. Brian is an account manager for a local technology consulting firm, and enjoys opportunities to volunteer through his membership in Evansville Rotary.
Brian is a 2nd Degree Black Belt, and began his training with the World Tang Soo Do Association at the Montgomery Tang Soo Do Academy (now Oak Mountain Martial Arts) under the instruction of Master Michael W. Hicks in 1989, earning his black belt in 1992. Over the years, he’s been blessed to place in numerous regional and world competitions, forming friendships with people all over the world.
Brian has had the opportunity to practice and train with practitioners of Hapkido, Judo, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other disciplines. While he would never hold himself out as an expert, or even proficient in any of these other styles, these opportunities have added incredible value to Brian’s understanding and application of self-defense concepts.
The WTSDA is over 180,000 members strong with studios on six continents, and LifeTrek Martial Arts is excited to share all it has to offer with the community. Click here to learn more about what exactly Tang Soo Do is.
New Student Director: Zinho Barros
Bio and picture coming soon!