Nathan started his martial arts training in 1995, training Taekwondo in South Korea. He participated in worldwide competition at Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Center.
Nathan really started getting serious about his martial arts training in 2006, training Hawaiian Kempo and Grappling at SLO Kickboxing in San Luis Obispo, CA. In 2007, he transitioned to Krav Maga and Muay Thai and fell in love with both systems.
Nathan began teaching Krav Maga in 2009 and competed in his first Muay Thai bout, which he won. While pursuing his Masters Degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly, Nathan continued his Muay Thai and Krav Maga training, continuing to compete in Muay Thai all through college and added boxing training with boxing coach Darby Evans.
After graduation, Nathan opened his own Krav Maga school in 2013 and made the transition to training with Krav Maga Global under the tutelage of Alan Predolin and Eyal Yanilov.
Nathan is a black belt instructor with 360 Krav Maga Academy and a certified Law Enforcement Instructor. He continues to train boxing and kickboxing with his coach, Darby Evans and Krav Maga with Alan Predolin.
Coach Darby is the only Western Style Boxing coach in SLO County. He has trained in traditional Boxing techniques, Khmer Boxing, and Muay Thai.
Darby has studied martial arts for over 30 years and has been teaching for the past 18 years. He specializes in Boxing, Khmer Boxing, and Muay Thai. Darby started his boxing education when he was 8 years old in Los Angeles, CA at the Broadway Boxing Gym and has continued to learn ever since. He boxed amateur for over 10 years and fought as a professional kickboxer at the age of 23. After that he began studying Khmer Kickboxing from Master Oumry at Long Beach Kickboxing. Darby later went on to become a certified instructor under Master Oumry. Darby is now a professional trainer for amateur and professional boxers.
Darby is available to teach classes as well as private lessons.