Justin Songer
Justin began training in 2005 and teaching in 2009. Justin is a 2nd degree blackbelt Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido Justin is also one of are finest Kickboxing instructors. Justin also holds a certification as a NCSA personal trainer. Also holds certifications in TRX and functional movement systems.
Justin’s classes encompass high energy and fun classes with focus on technique and athleticism.

Other Activities:
Mountain biking, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, fishing, and rock climbing.

Bobcat Smith
Bobcat is recognized as one of the original students of the Inyodo Martial Arts Academy where Bobcat has been training for 15 years.Bobcat has been promoted to the rank of 2nd degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido he is also a Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu and is also an accomplished Kickboxing instructor. Along with training and teaching Martial Arts at the academy Bobcat has a great deal of experience in the professional business of Mixed Martial Arts and is currently employed with RFA {Resurrection Fighting alliance}.

Other Activities:
Bobcat moved here to the Eagle Valley in 1989. Bobcat enjoys the full range of the mountain lifestyle from camping,skiing,hiking, too white water rafting.

Paul Surridge
Paul started practicing Tae Kwon Do here at Inyodo 12 years ago. Paul has poor eye site which made the sparring in Tae Kwon Do difficult. So Paul took it upon himself to give Brazilian Jui Jitsu a try. Brazilian Jui Jitsu was a perfect fit for Paul. Do to its close contact , grips and genuine feel. Paul was able to earn his blackbelt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu from Carlos Carvalho {Carlson Gracie}. Paul teaches a traditional foundation for beginners. He is known to be consistently evolving his strategy’s a true student and teacher of an ever evolving sport.

Other Activities:
Family, Skateboarding, Snowboarding,

Carlos Carvalho
Carlos is the head Jui-Jitsu instructor here at Inyodo Martial Arts. Carlos was born in Bahia brazil, Carlos has been practicing Jui Jitsu since he was 15 years old. A black belt under Carlson Gracie, Carlos has been around the world practicing and sharing the art of Brazilian Jui Jitsu. His most recent success was 1st place in gi and no gi at the IBJJF European Championships.

Carlos has coached many MMA fighters most noticeably Donald Cowboy Cerrone and the immortal Matt Brown.

Nick Mahaffey
Nick started Kickboxing in 2007 and started instructing in 2010. Nick has experience in amateur Kickboxing competitions and has trained with several pro fighters such as Duane “Bang” Ludwig, Donald Cowboy Cerrone, and Leonard Garcia. Nicks classes focuses on the technical concepts of Kickboxing using evasive movements and striking combinations. Nicks belief that Kickboxing is an intelligent sport where decision making and technique will defeat strength.

Other Activities:
Snowboarding, Fishing, Snowmobiling, Dirt Biking, Guitar, and Poetry.

Alex Hyde
Alex grew up here in the Vail valley and began kickboxing in 2005 and began teaching in 2010. Alex’s classes consist of Muai Thai with an emphasis on cardio. Alex’s classes incorporate proper form and technique with strength training benefiting the students core and strength. Alex,s class will benefit students of all abilities.

Other Activities
Baking/Cooking, Camping, Mountain Biking, and Traveling.