Jared began his martial arts training with Judo in college and now trains with Ray in Western boxing. He also works as an assistant to Ray in boxing instruction. Jared holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a M.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University. In his spare time, Jared enjoys outdoor activities of all kinds, hanging out with friends, and training.
Ray had been training in various martial arts for many years but it wasn't until he saw one of the Jason Bourne movies did it all come together for him. That was Hollywood of course, with its choreographed fighting sequences and scripted outcomes, but was it really possible to fight that close to an opponent - and at such a rapid pace? This was Ray's introduction to the concept of hand-to-hand close-quarters combat which led him to start training in Filipino martial arts (FMA); more specifically, Eskrima. Panantukan seamlessly blends empty-hands FMA and other martial art techniques with Western boxing and seemed a natural progression for Ray, given his previous experience with FMA and boxing. Ray is a certified USA Boxing coach as well as a certified SAMI instructor in Panantukan Concept and Knife Fighting Concept. Ray holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a M.A. degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University. He is usually training or enjoying the company of family and good friends when he's not working to build the OrlandoCQC brand.
Myron started his martial arts training with Eskrima, and added Western boxing and Panantukan to the mix shortly thereafter. As he began to train in boxing he noticed the relationship between boxing and FMA empty-hands techniques which led him to begin training in Panantukan. Myron is a certified SAMI instructor in Panantukan Concept and Knife Fighting Concept. Myron holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He enjoys working out and training in his spare time.