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Meet Your Instructor

Master Aaron Anderson

Aaron started his martial arts journey when he was 16 studying the art of Chinese Kempo. After Graduating High School he moved on to studying several other styles in college until enlisting in the Army as a paratrooper. In the army he became a Level 2 instructor certified in the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) and Level 1 instructor in the Special Operations Combatives Program. (SOCP).

After leaving Active duty in 2003, he joined the National Guard and had the privilege to study the WWII Combatives systems under the late Carl Cestari. After 6 years in The Guard, Aaron went on to study Gung Fu under Sigung Tim Wolfe, American Kenpo under the late Grand Master Jim Mitchel, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under James Weed.

Aaron’s work with disabled veterans and soldiers dealing with PTSD led him to work with the Warrior Cane Project teaching veterans self defense with the walking cane. Aaron currently has the honor of training with the founder of the WCP and the creator of the American Cane System (ACS), Grand Master Mark Shuey.

Master Anderson currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in the ACS, a 2nd Degree in Kenpo Karate, and a 1st Degree in Gung Fu.

He currently has published 7 books and is working on 3 more specifically involving fitness with the cane. 

In May of 2023 Master Anderson was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the "Outstanding Instructor of the Year for his work with disabled veterans and seniors."


As a professional Martial Arts trainer, my passion is to wake people up to the power of the cane and the martial arts. My goal is to guide the world towards a healthier and safer lifestyle utilizing traditional and effective martial arts systems. Everybody is unique, with their own strengths and limitations. My method is to build a custom plan based on your health, needs, and more importantly, your personal goals. I aim to transform your body, mind, and spirit to make you feel more empowered and confident in this journey of life.

Aaron Anderson

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Master Anderson is tremendous instructor who is generous with both his time and knowledge. I feel honored to train with such a skilled individual.

Matthew Dutton 

I neve thought i could train in the martial arts. Aaron has shown me that not only can I learn but can excel in this endeavor. He breaks everything down to such a simple level you cant help but to learn. 

Casey Johnson

Aaron is a wonderful teacher. He is instills a confidence in me that I have not had before. I feel safe when I leave the house again.

Bobbi Sanders

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