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Instructor Robert Grossman started training as a boy in TaeKwonDo under Instructor Jackie Grissom in Norwood, Ohio. In 1998 he began his training in HapKiDo under Grandmaster Kim Jin Pal, in the Washington, D.C. area. There he helped train military, law enforcement, DEA, and FBI. In 2006 he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he joined the Cincinnati Balintawak Club, headed up by Grandmaster Jorge Penafiel, an Arnis and TangSooDo master instructor. In 2012 GM Penafiel made him an instructor in his Putakti Arnis System. In 2013, Robert moved to Chicago, IL, where he sought out Guro Nate Defensor upon GM Jorge’s recommendations. Through the Defensor Method community he developed new friends and became a regular training partner of Jessie Santiago. He also began training HapKiDo with Master Israel Munoz. He is also an associate under Punong Guro Michael-Vincent Malanyaon’s Maktan System. To be assisted by Lakan Guro Jessie Santiago.
Jessie Santiago: Jessie has been into martial artist since childhood, and has been practicing the Defensor Method (D.M.) of Filipino Martial & Indonesian Martial Arts since 2005.
He has also studied various styles of martial arts such as San Shou, Jeet Kun Do, Combative Tai-Chi, boxing and Muay Thai.
He has been teaching classes for Defensor Method of Filipino & Indonesian Martial Arts and participated in many events, seminars and activities since 2012.
Current Class Schedule:
Instructor: Jessie Santiago - firstname.lastname@example.org
2308 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202
Saturdays: 12-1:30pm, Mondays: 7-8:30pm, Sundays (by appointment).