Bamboo Spirit

Instructor Biography

My name is Brian Johns. I am the head instructor of Bamboo Spirit Martial Arts. I fell in love with the martial arts at the age of 18 after “retiring” from football.

I teach a Filipino Martial Art called “Modern Arnis.” This martial art focuses entirely on self-defense and personal development. I emphasize proficiency in empty hand and weapons (mostly stick) skills. I also focus on FUN! Modern Arnis is a very comprehensive self-defense system and is easy to learn!

Besides Modern Arnis, I have trained in various martial arts such as Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Aikido, and Pencak Silat. I was promoted to 5th-degree black belt (Lakan Lima) in Modern Arnis in 2014 by Masters of Tapi-Tapi Chuck Gauss and Ken Smith.

I continue to train with Masters Chuck Gauss and Ken Smith to expand my Modern Arnis knowledge.

I am VERY passionate about teaching my adult and children students to fulfill their untapped potential and to be the best that they can be. Under me, they learn to “stick with it” under adversity. 🙂

Come on in and CHANGE YOUR LIFE!