Brian Keith Banks

MMA-Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer in Paradise Valley, AZ

Brian Keith Banks

MMA-Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer in Paradise Valley, AZ

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I am an MMA-Fitness Coach/Personal Trainer and Defensive Tactics Instructor at Fit-Defense MMA. Brian has over 35+ years training and teaching and is currently a 4th Degree Black Belt under the guidance and instructorship of 9th Degree Black Belt, G.M. Brad Whitlow of Juk-Ahm. Brian started his training in the arts at the young age of 13, receiving his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1988. After earning his black belt he began cross training in Jeet Kune Do Concepts learning the elements of Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Savate, Kali, Panantukan, Pananjakman, Pentjak Silat and Wing Chun under Sifu Michael Talley and Sifu/Guru Raymond Crow; as well as training in Aikido and Weeping Jiu-Jitsu under G.M. Brad Whitlow. In 1991 Brian was a member of the M.A.T.C. Demo Team and in 2009 began training as a MMA Fighter where he has competed in MMA events in Hot Springs, AR. Currently he is living in Paradise Valley, AZ in which he also works with the Save Our Mountains Foundation at the North Mountain Visitor Center where he teaches at. Brian's interests ranges from martial arts to fitness which he is an advid Hiker and other interests of his is in Multimedia, and photography, as well as he is also a blogger at Arts and the Martial Arts talking about anything revolving around the ARTS of any genre and of the MARTIAL ARTS and anything relating to the health and fitness industry. Not only this but he has 2 college degrees from an Art College in Dallas, TX.

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  • Work
    • Fit-Defense MMA
  • Education
    • The Art Institute of Dallas
    • The Art Institute of Dallas