Coach Shawn Kitzman

  • BJJ Purple Belt

  • Full Instructor Progressive Fighting Systems
  • Combat Submission Wrestling Coach L1
  • Apprentice Instructor JKD/FMA Guro Dan Inosanto

Coach Shawn has been interested in Marital Arts since he was a little boy. He grew up watching the Kung Fu TV show, Karate Kid and of course with Chuck Norris movies. In 1992 he began practicing when he took a karate through the local community education department. His goal was to learn to defend himself.

In 1994 he was introduced to Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts and he was instantly hooked. During the spring of 1995 he met his Sifu David Hatch and began training Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai.

While Coach Shawn’s initial interest was self-defense it wasn’t long before he realized martial arts was much more than that to him; it was a lifestyle. He values the culture of respect, discipline and self discovery training provided him.

In 1997 he also began to study massage therapy and began practicing in 2000. He owns and operates Synergy Movement Therapy. Where is goal is to help athletes move better, stay healthy and improve their performance.


Coach Shawn on the BJJ Brick Podcast

Synergy Movement Therapy on Facebook