Our Instructors

Sensei Trent Zappen

Sensei Trent has 25 years of martial arts experience and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo with additional training in Wushu, Jiu Jitsu, and also specializes in Women's Self Defense.  Sensei Trent was honored to receive Instructor Of The Year in 2013 as well as receive the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame School of the Year Award in 2015.

Sensei Kyle Martin

Sensei Kyle is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and has been training with USSD since he was 16 years old.  Sensei Kyle received the Martial Arts Leadership Award in 2014.  He is also a Certified Personal Trainer.  When he is not at the dojo, which is not very often, he enjoys spending time with family.

Sensei Lindsey Allen

Sensei Lindsey has been training in Shaolin Kempo Karate for over 3 years.  She also has additional training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Lindsey is a professionally trained chef and when she is not at the dojo she enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

Sempai Jack Baumeister

Jack has been training with us here at USSD since he was 14 years old.  He is a member of our Demo Team as well as our 1st Place National Tournament Team.  Jack is a senior in high school and when not at school or the dojo he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends.

Sensei Jeff Murray

Sensei Jeff is our Combat Club Instructor and has been training in the martial arts for 15 years.  He has a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and 7 years Jiu Jitsu experience.  Sensei Jeff has been fighting on the Amatuer MMA circuit for the past 6 years and currently trains alongside some of the best MMA fighters at 10th Planet Costa Mesa. 

Jasmyn Joyce

Jasmyn's Health & Wellness Career began in 2010 when she studied and worked as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Her Connection with breath & movement led her to her first 200hr teacher training. While exploring new experiences as a Registered Yoga Instructor she found her voice in her community and began Teaching yoga full-time. With a thirst for knowledge she is currently continuing her education as a Yoga Therapist at Loyola Marymount University. She is a mother to 3 stellar humans and  knows how real life can be as well as  how challenging society's pressures can seem. Understanding that BALANCE is not a one size fits all, her mission work is to help others live a more MINDFUL life.

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