“I DON’T LOCK MY DOORS TO PROTECT ME FROM YOU IF YOU BREAK IN…I LOCK THEM TO PROTECT YOU FROM ME.”
I have to admit, that line made me smile…mainly because I would expect nothing less from our long time member, Mike Burkhouse. Mike and his wife, Ashley, joined us several years ago, but were relocated to Arizona about a year ago. Since then, they have kept in touch, often times dropping in for the 6pm WOD when his business brings him back to the area. Therefore, it was only natural for us to ask him to conduct a Women’s Self Defense seminar for the Talon community.
About Mike Burkhouse
Mike is a co-owner of Maximum Defense. He has over 20 years experience in competitive athletics, personal training, coaching, and Wellness. As a Search and Rescue swimmer in the U.S. Navy, he was sought out by his peers for personal strength and conditioning training and taught non-swimmers to be more comfortable in the water leading to his appointment as the Command’s Representative to the National Presidential Council on Fitness. Mike found his niche in 1996 in fighting and martial arts and has trained in and worked as an Assistant Instructor in boxing, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Wing Chun, and Escrima, where he competed in the National Escrima tournament in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2000. In 2006, Mike discovered a true passion for Krav Maga and he entered Instructor Training in 2012. His strong personal value for continuous improvement in everything he does drives his engagement to keep learning to be the best practitioner, instructor, and coach he can be. Additionally, Mike is an avid CrossFitter, Well Being Consultant and volunteer swim coach for the Special Olympics as well as a NRA Certified Home Firearms Safety, Basic Pistol, and Personal Protection in the Home Instructor.
More information can be found at www.maximumdefensekravmaga.com
Join your Talon women at this 2 hour seminar on Saturday, August 30th at 12pm. The cost is $60 and can be paid directly to Maximum Defense by using the link below. Please follow the link to register. Space is limited, so sign up today! This is not only for Talon members…any women or girl in your life that you want to equip with the knowledge and tools to keep them safe is invited!
Please see Tara if you have any questions. Looking forward to spending the afternoon with the Talon ladies!