Kru Michael Ellzey – Owner Operator

Can you imagine leaving a job after twenty-six years? Well, Kru Michael does! He left the Commodity Market Industry trading floor behind for a passion for teaching and coaching self-defense fitness mixed with martial arts. Kru Michael became a 2nd-degree Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1987 under Taekwondo Grand Master Larry Tankson. Furthermore, Kru Michael spent time in Thailand training under Kru Dah Rong in Muay Thai, an aggressive direct point-for-point fighting style martial art earning a Multi-color Red Talisman Rank of Achievement in 2011. Often referred to as the Art of Eight Limbs due to the focus on eight contact points (punches, elbows, knees, and kicks). In addition, Kru Michael has a Red Sash in Wing Chun Kung Fu, in concept-based weapons and close-quarters defense.Today, Kru Michael offers training and instructing in Ellzey Thai Fitness classes (ETF). He designed a unique curriculum in collaboration with education expert Kia Kidd of Parent-to-Parent Connections. The curriculum is a blend of these certified and outstanding martial arts, fitness skills, self-affirming techniques, and tactics that holistically build the whole student, delivered in a style that anyone can learn.

ETF is based on four pillars: Health, Discipline, Integrity, and Passion. The curriculum is designed to foster a natural passion for fitness, and self-care, driving you toward the best version of yourself, healthy, strong, and committed to living a fulfilled life.

(Mind + Body) x (Spirit + Passion) = Fulfillment

Kia Kidd – Program Manager

A loving wife and mother of two children. Kia is a dedicated and certified early childhood educator with over 15 years of classroom experience and building curriculum and running programs. Owner of an educational consulting company and Author of “Life with JAK- Living with Albinism”

Here at ETF your child will learn the importance of taking care of their body and mind. ETF uses an age appropriate curriculum that teaches students how to take care of their body and mind. Strengthening their core, arms, legs, and hands to develop self-defense skills for a lifetime. Defending themselves in any situation is very important. Our curriculum teaches students morals and values as the core of our instruction to promote discipline and listening skills. Executing great listening skills and discipline teaches self-control and focusing skills. Lastly, we create a fun and stern learning environment where students enjoy class and instructions while learning a new skill through games, incentives and ongoing positive reinforcement and redirection. We would love to have your student come learn with us!


Our program is designed to give students the tools to create, develop and maintain a life of fulfillment.  The commitment to the ETF philosophy  

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