WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT KAIZENTAO – Scott Kelley
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 such that it cuts straight to the core without the hype and mysticism that many people try to preach.
From the first day in class you’ll know you’re in good hands as Thong sets the tone, with safety and honesty in training being of paramount importance. Classes are designed to place you in situations that mimic everyday real life scenarios that will stress you in a controlled environment and allow you to experiment with ideas to meet the confrontations, not a set pattern of moves. One of the greatest benefits of the training is learning to recognize and control the tension and stresses that work against us not only in combat, but also in our daily lives.
Learning to control that tension was key in my recovery from a nearly fatal, stress related, health incident. Since then, KaizenTao training has taken on a greater depth and meaning. My fellow students are some of the most talented, humble and generous martial artists I have ever met, and with no ranking system, there is no false pride that comes with empty titles. I’m fortunate to have found such a great class to train with and will miss it greatly when my time comes to leave. I would encourage anyone looking for a new and honest approach to martial arts to visit us.
~ Scott Kelley
Chief Warrant Officer 4, U.S. Army