Been seeing a lot of poorly executed deep squats floating around lately. It seems a lot of teachers enjoy playing Drill Sgt. driving their students to go down lower than what is safe or beneficial, without...
*** MOST POPULAR VIDEO DOWNLOAD ***
Watch a private class with Professor Steve Kardian. Follow a highly respected and world renown security expert, martial artist, and LE veteran as he delves into the deeper aspects of KaizenTao training. Anyone who watches national news isl ikely familiar with Professor Stever Kardian. He is the founder of Defend University, author of “The New Super Powers For Women” by Simon & Schuster, and appears regularly on national television to offer expert and reliable security advice to keep citizens safe.
Here is Professor Kardian’s impressive CV:
Extensive background in GJJ/BJJ, Combat Submission Wrestling (Erik Paulson), Kyokushin Karate. Exposed to JKD, Wing Chun, Kru Muay Thai. Retired Police Sergeant; Mt. Pleasant PD NY, former Chief Investigator NYC Dept. of Investigation, contractor for the U.S Marshals Service, Sr. Defensive tactics instructor, general topics instructor including interactive skills, use of force, how to be and effective supervisor, Westchester County Police Academy. Certified consultant to the NYS Dept. of Criminal Justice (DCJS), appointed – NYS DCJS select committee to review and revamp the statewide defensive tactics curriculum. Founder – Less Than Lethal Tactics and Ground Control for Law Enforcement and the Jane Jitsu Women’s Safety and Self Defense Program. Professional Speaker: CAMPUSPEAK (former), Never Stop Learning, NSL (current speaker). Media personality: Law Enforcement and Safety Consultant for Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Fox New, Dr. Phil, Dr. OZ, Dr. Drew, GMA, The Today Show, CNN and HLN. Author “The New Super Power For Women” Simon & Schuster 2017.
Video runtime: 85 mins
You have arrived to a community of lifelong teachers, seasoned practitioners, passionate, sincere seekers, and enthusiasts of numerous arts and disciplines. We strive to share meaningful knowledge, information, and guidance with all who wish to become familiar with KaizenTao: The Path to Continual Growth.
Registration and a few things:
1. Check email for activation link and complete registration by selecting “Manage your preferences” and fill out all information.
2. KaizenTao online and personal students receive access to protected Blogs. Please contact me if you’ve not received your access password.
3. Registration must be completed fully and accurately.
KaizenTao is about earnest effort and personal initiative in building lasting friendships and connections.
We will not associate with anyone of questionable character, who engage in unethical practices, or display rude, offensive or inconsiderate behavior towards others.
KaizenTao is a privilege and not an entitlement. We reserve the right to deny access and/or services to anyone who cannot value or appreciate our non-negotiable standards and protocols for Dignity, Integrity and Mutual Respect.
Thank you for your support and looking forward to a long and fruitful friendship.
Enjoy your Paths!
As I saw your video, I was deeply touched by your way of moving. Simply the way you step onto the mat made me happy. I want to learn that! Is there another KaizenTao group located in Germany additionally to the one in Munich? Thank you very much. F.O.
It is delightful to connect and share with respectful and genuine seekers from around the globe. Gentleman such as he make what we do so rewarding. Danke schön F.O!
Photo courtesy: "The New Super Power For Women", Simon & Schuster I've had the great honor of working with some truly amazing and fascinating professionals in my life. It is sometimes embarrassing to hear their...
This past Saturday at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden exploded with fireworks when three UFC belt titles changed hands. The ageless George St. Pierre returned from a four year lay-off to move up a weight...
- UFC/MMA Kicks: “The Question Mark” Kick
- Travel Security Tips: Working In Hot Zones
- Professor Steve Kardian: A Teacher’s Teacher
- 2018 Is Here! Let’s Make It Count!
- A Humbling Testimonial: Steve Kardian, author of “The New Super Power For Women”
- “Just Be A Good Person”~ Rose Namajunas a true champion
- KaizenTao European Tour 2017: Nina Inspiration
What People Say…
To all the faithful followers of Sensei Thong Nguyen,
I have been fortunate in my life to have had the opportunities to travel to many parts of the world and see life from numerous perspectives. (more…)
Robert Koga SenseiFounder of Koga Institute, Chief DT Instructor LAPD 25 yrs.
If I were going to try and encapsulate the meaning and implications of KaizenTao, it would be to be perfectly human.
Introspection and accurate self-evaluation is required for constant growth, improvement, and specific skill building. (more…)
Classically, the “scientist” seeks to reveal and understand relationships that exist within the natural world and the “artist” forms and expresses new relationships from previously existing ones. It is rare that you find a person who demonstrates both (more…)
In my years of martial arts training, I have learned from a lot of different teachers, from a lot of different styles. Most of these teachers only demonstrate the physical level of the techniques. Training with Thong, I immediately noticed that he teaches from the inside out. (more…)
Yoshi Shibata SenseiAikido, Karate, Ogawa ryu, Yawara, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikijujitsu
Please allow me to share something that touches me very much. I’m writing this with a mind that is still racing, but in a very positive way. This morning at around 3am, I came home from a two day seminar with Thong Sensei. (more…)
Norbert G. MatauschKyokushinkai Karate, Wing Tsun, Systema, Senshido
I have been around martial arts for a few decades. After a decade in Asian Arts, including a good amount of Aikido, I spent a decade playing Capoeira. Then most recent decade was training in Systema (more…)
I started Systema in 2005 at a seminar of Mikhail Ryabko in Augsburg, which impressed me very much. After that, I learned with a small Systema group in Munich and took seminars and occasional private lessons from Andreas Weitzel. I had a feeling I’d learned a lot during these last couple of years and built up some very solid skills and knowledge… Until I got in contact with KaizenTao. (more…)
Alexander SchilgenJudo, Karate, Wing Chun, Latosa Escrima, Systema
I’m a VP at a very large US Defense Contractor. My job is extremely stressful, and takes me to very austere environments around the globe. I originally came to Thong seeking to gain more confidence in my abilities to protect myself and loved ones. (more…)
The mental aspects of human conflict permeate all components of class and lay the foundation for the lessons learned during each session. Thong has a fun and genuine group of people spanning a wide spectrum from professionals at the forefront (more…)
Major Matt Van EchoBattalion Cmdr. Instructor Basic School USMC, Quantico VA
I began training with Mr. Thong Nguyen three years ago and in that time it’s been an excellent journey of discovery, not only of martial arts, but of concepts that are applicable to daily life.Thong’s teaching style is (more…)
Scott KelleyChief Warrant Officer 4, U.S. Army
I have had the pleasure of training with Mr. Thong Nguyen both as part of a group and on an individual basis. Mr. Nguyen’s extensive martial arts background combined with his other athletic pursuits (dance, cycling, rock climbing) creates a unique learning (more…)
Lieutenant D.GPolice Officer, DC Metro Area
I am most fortunate to have studied several martial arts under the direction of tremendous instructors. However, until happening upon Mr. Thong Nguyen, I never felt any single art addressed all aspects of self-awareness or self-defense. (more…)
Brian SchmidtBJJ Instructor Criminal Justice Academy, Fairfax, VA
I just met Thong at the “Three Paths One Journey” seminar hosted by Aikido of Roseville. To prepare for the workshop I took a tour of you tube to view as many videos as I could find.Although Thong’s approach is not “traditional Aikido” (more…)
I live in Buenos Aires, Argentine, where I work as psychiatrist. I found KaizenTao website by chance, around 2010, during my pursuit of further instruction. I´ve been into Aikido (Tohei Style, then Yoshigasaki Sensei Organization) for decades,actually holding 3rd degree black belt. (more…)
Dr. Adrian KerteszSandan under Koichi Tohei Shihan, Ki Society, Tai Chi Wang
I am from Mexico City. I started training PHYSICALY MA 35 years ago. 15 years ago in 1999 my REAL MA training started when I met my mentor Robert Koga, this was precisely the reason I met Thong. (more…)
Josafath HerreraTrainer of LE, Bodyguards and Military in Mexico
Joining KaizenTao is a life changing event. In retrospect, I was like a frog living in a well and thought that the sky was this BIG, only as big as the size of my place. Now though I am still the frog but I have come to learn (more…)
Mitchell WuTai Chi Practitioner 40+ years
The longer I train with Mr. Thong Nguyen the broader and deeper the ramifications of his teaching. The training has had a major impact in all areas of my life, affecting not only my other martial training and teaching, but also my work, sense of self (more…)
Nick KiritzChief Instructor Georgetown Aikikai, Godan ASU
Being a teacher of mathematics I’m well-aware of the challenges faced in teaching a powerful tool grounded in fundamentals which must be practiced until they are mastered.The teacher must be knowledgeable and capable at all levels (more…)
Dr. Justin Wyss-GallifentSenior Lecturer, Mathematics UMCP, Contact Improv Dancer
The martial arts training I’ve received under Mr. Thong Nguyen is the best combativestraining program I’ve ever seen. I’ve never found any martial art this complete. As a Marine we need to be both physically fit and ready for combat at any moment and KaizenTao helps (more…)
Lance Corporal Jon SkeensUSMC, Muay Thai, Shodan Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
KaizenTao, as taught by Mr. Thong Nguyen, is magical, joyous and astonishing indeed. Thong assures your safety first, then opens up your abilities in multiplicitous ways you would never have even conceived.Gentle, precise and self-effacing, Thong’s personal touch
Dr. Percy WalcottMaster Taiji, Tae Kwon Do, Judo Master Yang, Sandan ASU
I’ve trained in various martial arts since I was eight years old; however, I almost always felt as if tradition, secrecy, and closed minds obscured the fundamental value and true application of the techniques. When I was fortunate enough to find Mr. Thong Nguyen’s KaizenTao classes, (more…)
Thomas BrennanShaolin Hung Fut, TKD, Shackle Hands, Kupigana Ngumi
I trained with Thong in May 2014, during a three-day seminar near Sacramento, California. Thong taught how to stayed connected and relaxed while under stress…. then freedom and ki emerges. His beautiful martial arts style is soft, yet very powerful.
Cliff BernsteinTrained Aikido since 1978 under Frank Doran Sensei