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Daniel Klapheke

Head Instructor/Owner

Daniel Klapheke is the owner and head instructor of Elite Martial Arts of Brentwood. He has over 35 years of Martial Arts experience and has been teaching professionally for over 25 years. He is a 5th degree Black Belt in Shalolin Kenpo Karate, a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Black Belt in American Kenpo, has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 20 years and holds a Blue Belt. He is also a certified Krav Maga instructor, has extensive training in Muay Thai Kickboxing and Modern Arnis (Filipino stick and knife fighting).

Always learning and bringing it back to his students, he has trained in Thailand and has traveled the United States to learn the latest fighting techniques from legends like Bas Rutten, TJ Dillashaw, Duane Ludwig, Mark Dellagrotte, and more. 

David Limpus has trained in martial arts for over 6 years and holds a second degree black belt. He is also a children's book author and co-founder of


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