Mr. Hackbarth is a professional martial artist and a certified martial arts instructor with the International Independent Martial Artists Association. He is a 3rd degree Black Belt in the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do and a 1st degree Black Belt in the combative art of Kickboxing.
Training in the legacy of a true martial arts pioneer, Mr. Hackbarth is honored and grateful to be considered one of Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee’s Black Belts (second generation). An accomplished martial artist, Mr. Hackbarth has competed in several martial arts tournaments and cross-trained in several martial arts disciplines including Krav Maga, Kenpo Karate, American Cane, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rickson and Renzo Gracie.
Mr. Hackbarth is passionate about wellness and fitness. He participates and trains in several high performance fitness programs including P90X, SEALFIT, CrossFit, Brute Force Challenges, and many others. Mr. Hackbarth is also a top 1% finisher (of 20,000 worldwide) in The Murph Challenge 2018.
Mr. Hackbarth believes that the Givers in life truly have the most to gain and shares his experience in the martial arts by serving his community through self-defense workshops and personal safety training. Some of his more notable clients have been the Avery Ranch community, The Boy Scouts, Young Men’s Service League, Pacesetter Properties, and Apple. His life purpose is to inspire people to achieve what they never thought possible.