Coach Hunter

 

Hunter, born in 1997, has been training martial arts since the age of 4. Beginning as a freestyle wrestler, and T.A.I. Kung Fu artist, he soon realized his passion would stick for a lifetime.

At age 9 Hunter began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Keith Owen in Meridian, Idaho. By 10, he earned his first youth T.A.I. Kung Fu black belt under Prof. Owen. At 11, Hunter began training the art of Aikido nearly exclusively, under instruction of Motier Haskins in Fairfield, Iowa. By 14 he earned his first youth black belt in Aikido. Roughly a year prior, Hunter took on the responsibility of teaching children's Aikido classes on the weekends.

When Hunter was 15, he began training at the Madison Judo and Jiu-jitsu Club under Anders Angur. Later that year, he rekindled the passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Thales Blaso, and added to his training regiment extensive hours of Muay Thai Kickboxing, under the expert instruction of Eric Stein.

At age 16, Hunter began wrestling for the La follette Varsity high school team until his junior year when he suffered a minor setback due to a broken jaw. At age 17 Hunter began training under primary instruction of Mike Velotta at Foundations Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and now works as an important part of Foundations' youth program.