Oxley - Kyl Reber
CHIKARA MARTIAL ARTS
Kyl has been involved in Zen Do Kai Martial Arts and BJC Muay Thai since 1994. Currently Kyl holds the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt Kyoshi in Zen Do Kai and 6th Degree (Kru) in BJC Muay Thai.
Kyl is also a purple belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under BJJ Black Belt Darren McKean.
Kyl began his Martial Arts career nearly 18 years ago in another style. In an effort to find a style that based its teaching principles on real-life self defence and practical solutions to confrontations in today's society, Kyl made the switch to Zen Do Kai under the tutelage of Shihan Brad Ross. 13 years later Kyl has no regrets whatsoever and still retains Brad as his original Zen Do Kai and BJC Muay Thai instructor. During this progression Kyl has had the assistance of fellow Renshi and best friend Renshi Bruce Maile.
2007 will see Kyl's 11th year of teaching and spreading the philosophies of Zen Do Kai. Currently Kyl teaches Zen Do Kai, BJC Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In the last 5 years Kyl has developed a love for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Kyl was drawn to art in an effort to become a 'complete' Martial Artist and be comfortable and able to defend himself both standing up and on the ground, which is statistically where the greater majority of street orientated encounters end up. Under the expert instruction of Gracie BJJ Black Belt Darren McKean, Kyl has been able to form a very solid foundation of techniques which he passes on in his BJJ classes.
Through his years with Zen Do Kai, Kyl has had the opportunity to train with such prominent Martial Artists as Soke Bob Jones (Zen Do Kai Founder), Richard Norton (Martial Arts Movie Star), Peter De Been (Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt), Ivan Rakitic (6th Degree Black Belt Zen Do Kai and BJJ Black Belt) and Billy Manne (7th Degree Zen Do Kai Black Belt and BJJ purple belt).