Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Muay Thai Kick Boxing “KRU” Instructor, Krav Maga & Jeet Kune Do Instructor
Drew began to train in martial arts at 5 years of age. He trained and taught all the way through his military (Marine and Army Infantry Years) and law (Police an Deputy US Marshal years) enforcement years and into retirement. Drew still works as a government security contractor.
Drew has actively been involved in the military and law enforcement since 1975. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Infantryman, and a U.S. Army Infantryman. Drew became a Police Officer in South Florida and graduated from Miami-Dade Police SWAT (SRT) School, and the Broward County SWAT School.
Drew received his 2nd degree Black Belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, and black belts in Kempo, and Judo under his instructor Sensei Reynolds.
Drew has also continued to train in Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Grand Master Relson Gracie, 9th Degree Red Belt Instructor in Gracie JiuJitsu since 1995 to current. He first got on the mats with the Gracies in 1989, and trained on a regular basis starting 1995 in Hawaii. Drew still trains and teaches the Gracie way everyday. Currently Drew Arthur is a Certified Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Instructor.
Drew is also certified as an instructor under (HaganagH Founder) Mike Lee Kanarek’s F.I.G.H.T.2 Survive Program as an instructor, and as an instructor under Bart Vale’s Shoot Fighting Instructor program. He holds the title and rank as a Certified Instructor in Jeet Kune Do/Silat/Kali under Guru Parra.
Drew also frequented intensive training camps such as the Fairtex Muay Thai Kick Boxing Live-In House- Training Camp. Drew was awarded and received his Mongkhon head dress under Enn And Bunkerd Fairtex after Drew won a Muay Thai Kickboxing match in 1995 at the age of 40 (against a 28 year old fighter).
Drew was trained under the primary direction Enn Fairtex (Fairtex Muay Thai Kick Boxing), and Bunkard Fairtex, and Ganyo and the late Alex Gong.)
Drew is a certified Kru (Instructor) in Muay Thai Kickboxing under Arjan Buck.(Over 20 years training and fighting experience). After passing his Muay Thai Kick Boxing Certification Exam, given by Arjan Buck, Drew was awarded his Mongkhon, and the Rank and Title and certified as “Kru MUY” Muay Thai Instructor (after 20 years of training). Drew took his test with his friend and training partner, World MMA and Muay Thai Kick Boxing Champion Andrea K. Lee.
Drew was certified under Gracie Jiu-Jitsu’s 10th Degree Red Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master Helio Gracie and and his son Grand Master 9th Degree Red Belt Grand Master Rorion Gracie as a “G.R.A.P.L.E.” (Gracie Resisting Attack Procedures for Law Enforcement Instructor Course). Drew was taught in this intensive course by Grand Master Helio, Rorion, and Royce Gracie at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrence, Ca.
FEDERAL/MILITARY/& OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSES & CIVILIAN (Defensive Tactics/Arrest & Control/Reality Based Self Defense Instructors Courses): Drew also was certified as the first U.S. Federal Agent to attend and complete both the Basic and Instructor Course for the Los Angeles Police Department’s “Arrest and Control Instructors Program”. Drew is state of Texas Certified Law Enforcement Instructor. He was also was certified at the F.L.E.T.C. FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER/(DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY) as a Federal Defensive Tactics Instructor, in (Brunswick) Glynco, Ga
While serving as a Deputy U.S. Marshal (Federal Criminal Investigator) Drew was able to attend the US Navy (Special Warfare Center, San Diego) Seal (SCARS)-CFC “Combat Fighting Course” in San Diego, Ca. for an intensive week under Master Chief Ferguson and his cadre. Drew also attended and was certified by the US Army Special Forces: “Combative Instructor Course” at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Tom Partier’s “CDT (Compliance, Direction, Takedown) Tactical Master Instructor Course”: Las Vegas, NV , Sambo Level One Course: Las Vegas, NV; Close Quarters Combat Course: Las Vegas. Drew was also the first federal Agent to be certified in Frank Shamrock’s (S.O.D.C.S.) “Science of Defense and Criminal Submission”.
Drew has also been certified by Master Moshe Katz (former Israeli Defense Soldier and highest ranking black belt – 4th degree under Itay Gil) of Israel as a Black Belt Certified Instructor in Israeli Krav Internationals “Krav Maga”. Drew is a certified Krav Maga Black Belt.
Owner/Chief Operating Officer/Personal Protection Specialist:
Drew oversees the development of the personal & corporate safety and physical security programs. He instructs private clients, and groups in semi-private, and group class sessions, His clients are corporate, law enforcement, military security, and civilian kids, youth, men, women, and seniors. Drew still travels and teaches law enforcement and martial arts ac academies from Guam, to Miami.
Drew continues to train and instruct and mentor in his 60s, to men, women, boys and girls, seniors, law enforcement, and military.
Drew continues to train personally under his 9th Degree Red Belt Grand Master Relson Gracie, and other great masters. He continues to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense, Israeli and US Close Combative Military /Law Enforcement Reality Based Self Defense Programs to kids, teens, and men and women. He only instructs in techniques, tactics and skills that can be used in reality based self defense. He continues to combine the best functional reality based personal protections to his academy and clients.
You can learn more about Drew Arthurs martial arts, military, ac academic, and law enforcement background at LinkedIn.