Marcus Charles is an JKD/Kali weapons, and self-defense instructor. He has taught various Military, Law Enforcement, and civilian agencies. Marcus has been training and teaching since the age of 20. He fell in love with physical fitness at the age of 16 afer seeing and reading about Arnold Schwarzenegger. His love of bodybuilding changed to martial arts after reading an article in Muscle and Fitness magazine about Arnold’s admiration of Bruce Lee. Living on the Southside of Chicago and being a security bouncer for may years, Marcus has had many encounters where he has had to defend himself. Marcus is now furthering his knowledge by training with John Manos at Keith Hackneys Gym in Roselle and will be stepping into the ring as an addition to all his life experiences. His goal for his students is to give back all his experience and knowledge to help them grow and achieve their full potential.