1580 S Melrose Dr Ste 102, Vista, CA 92081

Tel: 858 349 8795

Karate and krav maga head coach
Benjamin Halcewicz (5th DAN Shotokan Karate): Originally from Paris, France, Benjamin began his martial arts training at the young age of 5yrs old in the Shotokan method of Karate under his father.
 
Eventually, in his early teen years, Benjamin’s training expanded to include Judo, Boxing, and Thai Boxing.
 
Benjamin brought his martial arts talents to San Diego at the age of 22, and this is also when he discovered Krav Maga, in which he has been training for more than 18yrs. Benjamin has had the honor of training with Gabi Noah, a direct student of the founder of Krav Maga (Imi Lichtenfeld) and also elite Karate Senseis who were direct students of the founder of Karate (Mr. Nishiyama of the Shotokan method and Mr. Miki of the Shito Ryu method).
 
Some of Benjamin’s other passions include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Surfing. His educational accomplishments include a degree in Sports Education (from France) and 1st aid certification.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach
Graduated in Physical Education in Brazil, Black Belt of 3 Degrees in Jiu-Jitsu, IBJJF, received the Degree from Master Royler Gracie. 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo. Thiago Gaia Ja started to tribute on the Nova Uniao team where he trained with great UFC athletes like; Jose Aldo, Leonardo Santos, Victor Shaulin, Robson Moura, and many others. Then he was invited to join the GFTeam team, training hard with the great UFC athlete Rodolfo Vieira. Fought: Roger Gracie, Marcus Buchecha, André Galvão, Roberto Tussa, Antonio Braga Neto, Rafael dos Anjos, Fabricio Verdum, Bernado Faria, to name a few.
 
• Second place world champion – Las Vegas -USA
• 2nd Place world champion 2006- Los Angeles -USA
• Second place European Champion – Portugal-Europe
• South American champion -Brazil-
• First Brazilian Champion 2010 – Brazil
• 3-time 3rd Place in the World Championship 2007, 2009 and 2014 – Los Angeles-USA
• Selective Professional of the Champions League in Abu Dhabi 2014 and 2015.
karate assistant coach

Régis started his karate journey in Brazil as a teenager and rapidly became a contender at the state level. He later moved with his family to Japan where he furthered his studies in the art of Shotokan Karate by joining the Japan Karate Association Headquarters in Tokyo where he trained under senseis Yoshiharu Osaka (8th dan) and Masao Kagawa (9th dan), both legends of the style. Under their tutelage Régis reached 3rd place at the Tokyo Prefecture Tournament.
 
He moved to America in 2009 and became the first Black Belt formed under sensei Halcewicz.

Régis is a Karate nerd and and avid consumer of Karate history and the new trends of the art. 

1580 S Melrose Dr Ste 102, Vista, CA 92081

Tel: 858 349 8795

Krav Maga Vista – Karate Vista – Jiu Jitsu Vista