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Modern Arnis Chicago - Chuck Westcott - Martial Arts

Chuck Westcott is a certified black belt instructor and has been a martial artist for nearly thirty years. He earned his first black belt in Taekwondo in 1986 and now holds a fourth dan. He has studied Modern Arnis with Master Jim Ladis since 1998 and currently holds a fourth degree black belt. He also practices Tai Chi Chuan and has experience with several other martial arts.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the DePaul University College of Law, he originally intended to pursue a legal career. However, he left the practice of law and in 2004, opened Chang’s Martial Arts Academy in Lincolnwood, Illinois. In 2014, he moved the school to Elmhurst, Illinois where he teaches Taekwondo and Modern Arnis.

Modern Arnis Chicago - Rob Boyle - Martial Arts Rob Boyle is a certified blackbelt instructor and has been studying modern arnis since 1998, when he started training with Guro Jim Ladis. He now holds a second degree black belt. He has also studied Aikido and Escrima, and has performed a martial arts piece in a production for Breakbone Dance Company. Rob was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, and he works as a freelance game designer and editor. He doesn't have much spare time between his son, DJing and dancing to industrial music, reading science fiction, playing dodgeball, and teaching modern arnis at Chang's Martial Arts on Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois.
Modern Arnis Chicago - Mukesh Pitroda - Martial Arts

Mukesh Pitroda is a certified blackbelt instructor and has been practicing Modern Arnis for over 18 years. He has studied with Master Ladis since 1996 and has been fortunate enough to train with Professor Preses several times. He has studied several other martial arts for shorter durations.

He currently works in the technology/web development field. He has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as an undergraduate degree in English from the same university.

Mukesh has been teaching Modern Arnis in Oak Park, Illinois  for over eight years.  He blogs at: http://mmp.kvstom.com.

You can also follow him on Twitter: @mmpitroda