Martial Arts Instructors at Parkside Self Defense
Mr. Rhey Javins
4th Dan Black Belt
Certified Saeng-Hwal Tae Kwon Do Instructor
Mr. Javins first began studying taekwondo in September, 1996 under Mr. Ed Betancourt. By 1997 Mr. Javins participated in his first ITC tournament in Sacramento, California where he took second place in the forms competition, but what he really wanted was to spar. He got his chance in August 1997 when he participated in the Master Jack Corrie Tournament in Folsom, California. He took second place in forms and third place in sparring.
Mr. Javins studied various different martial arts prior to receiving his first degree black belt in taekwondo. These styles include kali, jiu-jitsu, karate, WTF taekwondo, wushu, tai chi and street defense. This body of knowledge influences his training techniques as an instructor at Parkside Self Defense.
Mr. Javins continues to judge and compete in tournaments and has been instrumental in developing a winning tournament team at Parkside Self Defense.