Specialty : Kickboxing

Greg has 20 years consecutive martial arts experience and is currently ranked top world light-heavyweight (81kg) IKF Kickboxing rating.

  • WKA National Kickboxing Champion
  • IKF World Muay Thai Championship 2nd Place
  • 5th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
  • Black Belt Hapkido
  • 3x National/Collegiate Medalist Taekwondo
  • 3x All Army Taekwondo Team Member
  • 3x US Military National Taekwondo Team Member

Meet Other Trainers

"You have to set goals and expect things of yourself and put those expectations to a challenge before you achieve your goals." ~Michael Jordan

Ken is a former college athlete, played football for the University of Michigan between 1979-1983, where he received a BA General Studies and played in two Rose bowls under legendary Coach Bo Shembeckler. Ken received his Masters in Policy analysis and finance in 1985 from the New School for Social Research in NY. His most relevant experience includes spending 19 years working for Standard and Poor’s as a Director of municipal bond finance, where he developed a successful bottom line oriented management style. In a moment of clarity he decided to leave his current position as the Associate Treasurer of Debt and Grant for the Office for the Chief financial officer of the District of Columbia, to manage marketing and financial operation of this and other ventures full time. Ken spent so much of his downtime in gyms, he decided that there was no better way channel passion for fitness and team building then to merge it with his practical experience in finance and open a specialized boxing/kickboxing gym.
    Rafael Medrano is has been involved in Boxing and Kickboxing for the last 15 years both as a student and as an instructor. He has dedicated himself to helping other learn the science and art of boxing and Kickboxing. When he is not teaching, he is training to keep himself shape and competitive. Rafael has quickly become one of our studios favorite instructors. He teaches Boxing , Kids boxing as well as Kickboxing at many different time slots. Rafael is also available to teach one on one sessions with members and prospects. If you are interested in learning more about his classes or his personal training sessions and prices, please contact the gym and we will connect you with him.
      Julie is a former gymnast who was introduced to martial arts over 20 years ago. She has a degree in vocal performance and originally pursued a career in opera. For the past 6 years she has intensely trained in kickboxing, most recently with WKA national kickboxing champion Greg Sheppard. Julies specialty is teaching beginners kickboxing. She has the reputation of being tough, but warm, friendly and patient with all members. She represents an important addition to the BBKA Staff.