Train 4 Life Instructors/Trainers
T4L takes great pride having the best trainers/instructors in the area when it comes to martial arts and fitness. Here are brief biography's for you to get to know them a little bit. We encourage you to come into T4L to get a more personal introduction to any or all of our great instructors.
Anthony "Tony" Ramos
Grandmaster Tony Ramos, is the eldest son of the late Ahgung Tony Ramos. Currenlty, the Head Instructor of Wahiawa Kajukenbo for the last 12+ years. Born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, his family moved to California in the early 1960's. His father, "Ahgung" Tony Ramos, before his passing was the highest ranking Kajukenbo Black Belt in the world. ""Ahugung" Tony Ramos, a teacher since 1958 was the founder of Kajukenbo National Federation (KNF) and the teacher of "Tony Ramos Kajukenbo", orgiginally called his school "Wahiawa Kajukenbo. Grandmaster Tony Ramos' school is an extension of this original martial arts school and many of Augungs students have opened schools all over the united states and the world. His methods of teaching is no-nonsense, non-sensationalized; emphasizing discipline, respect, integrity, phsyical conditionoing and the philosiphies of mind, body and spirit. His focus is on the children, youth and young adults with the goal of bringing up good moral citizens.
Anthony "Sonny" Ramos
Sonny is a Blackbelt in Kajukenbo under Tony Ramos, a Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Cesar Gracie, Head coach of Nobody MMA, with Boxing and Kickboxing experience. Sonny has competed in sport karate as a child and a MMA cage fighter when he became an adult. Now, part owner of T4L center and head coach of Nobody MMA since its start in 2011. He will be teaching the Kajukenbo classes along with his father, Tony Ramos. He will also be teaching the Boxing classes and MMA classes.
Martial arts is his passion in life. He takes great pride in his instruction and being a student of martial arts. He studies many different styles and has competed on many stages in many different styles of martial arts. His goal in life is to learn as much as possible and share that knowledge with as many people as possible. #Train4Life #T4L
Joe Bacani was born and raised in the Bay Area. He went to school in Vallejo, Ca and continued his education in the IT field. He currently resides in Benicia, Ca with his wife (Ruthie), 3 children (Jordan, Raegan and Jayce) and dog (Havi).
Joe has been training in Brazilian JiuJitsu since 2007 and was promoted to black belt on July 30, 2018. He is a great instructor who brings a lot of experience, technical abilities and skill to his classes. He also offers private lessons to all levels.
"I am truly passionate about JiuJitsu. It has helped me become a better husband, father and friend. It taught me how to be calm, respectful, honest, dependable and humble. I take all aspects of what I learned on the mat and apply them to real life situations. I look forward to the next step of this journey and sharing what I learned over the years".
Sifu Brandon Medalle is a 3rd degree Black Belt in art of Kajukenbo under Grand Master Christopher Rapacon with 20+ years of instructing experience. Born and raised Vallejo, California, Brandon began his Martial Arts journey in 1989, reaching the rank of Black Belt in 1999. Having fought in over 50+ sport karate tournaments, he has 10+ years of competition experience. A student of the art of Boxing since birth, under the tutelage of his father Vicente Medalle Jr., boxing has became his passion. In 2006, Brandon became the head striking/boxing coach for a gym in Vallejo, where both Coach Anthony “Sonny” Ramos and Coach Brandon Umipig began their MMA fighting careers. In late 2011, Coach Sonny formed our MMA team, Nobody MMA, and Brandon was named the team’s head Boxing coach. Brandon teaching style is very systematic, by focusing on basics and gradually incorporating new techniques, making the learning experience both fun and easy for a beginner or advanced student to progress.
Aurelio Pegg - Is a 4th degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. He started martial arts at the age of 10 years old and is our Thai-Kickboxing instructor/trainer, that has 36yrs of martial arts experience that includes, Kajukenbo, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Eskrima and started training BJJ off and on since 2010. He has owned and operated along with his wife and kids Humble Dragon Martial Arts Academy in Vacaville Ca, from 2002-2014. He has trained multitude of students that became successful in competition or in their everyday way of life. he has also trained fighters from amateurs to professional level in muay thai and mixed martial arts. He eventually wants to re-open his academy someday, but in the meantime he wants to help make Train4Life one of the best martial arts training facility in solano county.
Sensei Bambang "Bang" Tandjung
In 1962, I started Judo in Bandung, Indonesia at a club called Institute Judo Bandung and was on the Indonesian National Judo team. Prior to judo i did Chinese boxing and from 1970-1974 I postponed my Judo life and did a variety sports as swimming, basketball, soccer and badminton. I began Judo again in 1975 and in 1976 I recieved my Shodan Black Belt. In 1981, I moved to Sothern California and started doing judo at several different Judo clubs such as the Gardena Judo, Club PAL, Tenri Judo in East Los Angeles, LACC Judo with Tony Mojica. In 1995, I moved to Northern California and joined the Tobay Judo with Tony Simitsu and Dan s., and later joined the Kyodo Judo Club with Mickey Davenport in Vallejo from 2012-2014 I was apart of Dragon MMA. Currently, I am a member of USJF and USA JUDO, a certified Continental Judo COach and part of the Safe Sport Program. For the local support program I am in the USJF Bronze level for coaching in the Yudanshakai called Hokka.
Coach Leonard Trigg
"Certified Personal Trainer & Group Instructor"
Certifications & qualifications include:
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),
ACE certified (American Council on Exercise)
Certified Personal Trainer
Les Mills Certified in Grit
Certified strength and conditioning coach
CPR & AED certified
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