ISMA HEAD INSTRUCTOR
ISMA classes are taught by Sifu (master level instructor) Cheryl Bales. Sifu Bales has been teaching martial arts since 1994. She holds multiple black belts and has trained in several disciplines. Her energy and passion for self defense, martial arts, and teaching is reflected in her students' enthusiasm, determination, and dedication.
Sifu Bales philosophy is to teach through positive reinforcement the knowledge and technical proficiency of martial arts while instilling discipline, self confidence, and the importance of physical conditioning to her students. Sifu Bales understands child development and age appropriate expectations of students at all levels and is able to adapt curriculum and approach to teaching as required. Her compassion, patience and understanding helps students learn and develop their individual strengths and weaknesses.
Ms. Bales has taught close quarter combat training to the Texas Army National Guard. She has trained law enforcement personnel from several municipalities and periodically trains Federal special ops personnel. She is proficient in 14 weapons and is highly skilled in practical application:
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