For over 10 years, one of the leading mixed martial arts facilities in North America has thrived in the city of Mississauga. This facility boasts over 15,000 square feet of training space. over 800 hardcore members and a team of the most dedicated and knowledgeable instructors you will find anywhere. It is known as the Kombat Arts Training Academy. And the visionary behind their tremendous success is none other than Joey De Los Reyes.
With close to three decades of martial arts experience, Joey has a long and impressive resume. He is a former Thai Boxing Head Coach for the Council of Amateur Sport Kickboxing (CASK) and was a Head Coach for the Canadian Team that competed in the 2006 World Amateur Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Joey has also been a strong lobbyist for the sanctioning of MMA in Ontario and was a former National Director of the CASK Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Committee.
Joey is Certified Kru in Muay Thai under Mehdi Pouroskoui and a Level II Instructor in Combat Submission Wrestling under Sensei Erik Paulson. He is an Assistant Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Larry Hartsell. Jeet Kune Do is widely considered one of the first true mixed martial arts, developed by the legendary Bruce Lee. Joey is also certified in MMA Strength & Conditioning through the Institute of Human Performance under Juan Carlos Santana and a Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning under the International Sports Sciences Association.
In addition, Joey is the Developer and Instructor of EDGEWISE, one of the most comprehensive defense systems for law enforcement and security personnel to defend against a variety of edged weapon assaults; from long range defensive tactics to ground fighting. He has successfully taught defensive techniques to major corporations such as Wal-Mart Canada and Home Depot Canada as well as personal protection to numerous security corporations.
We are extremely proud to have Joey as an integral part of Strong Athlete Magazine and look forward to him sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with our readers. Enjoy our feature profile on Joey below.