Advanced Escrima / Kali Instructor
Carl Minkel has studied martial arts for over 50 years, beginning with classical fencing in 1963. He was a member of the 1966 NCAA Middle Atlantic States All Conference Team for saber. He received his first degree black belt in Taekwondo in 1977, and first degree black belt in traditional Arnis in 1985. He began training with Grandmaster Remy Presas in Modern Arnis in 1985 and continued until Professor Presas' untimely death in 2001. Mr. Minkel now studies Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje and his Maryland representative Mandala Bobby Ladra. Mr. Minkel holds the rank of 7th degree black belt in Taekwondo and 4th degree black belt in Modern Arnis.
Carl Minkle runs our Feldenkrais and Advances Escrima / Kali classes. Carl Minkel was introduced to the Feldenkrais method in 1996. He completed a four year professional Training Program for the Feldenkrais Method taught by David Zemach Bersin, a person selected by Dr. Feldenkrais himself to train new teachers.
Mr. Minkel is now a Guild Certified Feldenkrais teacher.