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Travis Mandenberg

Travis Mandenberg

Jenison, MI

" Martial Arts for Defense, Martial Arts for Life."

Services: Film Directing, Karate, Kenpo, Self-defense

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I am a film major at GVSU and I have been practicing martial arts for over 7 years. I spent 7 years in the military and braved an Iraq deployment at the height of the conflict with the 101st airborne devision. I love working out, practicing Kenpo, Ninjutsu, Kung Fu and Kenjutsu. As well as filming.

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  • Nichole B. July 2, 2011

    "I've been studying under Travis for a little over a year now at GVSU. When I became overwhelmed with classes and clubs and decided to stop going to some of my clubs, I did not think to stop Kenpo because I love it so much. Travis may still be learning and perfecting how to teach, but being one of his first students when he started teaching at GVSU, I can say that he has improved dramatically and I'm becoming more and more passionate about Kenpo the more I study under him. Travis is a great teacher and I've learned a lot from him and I plan on learning from him for as long as possible. He is completely dedicated to the art and will try his hardest to make sure you will take home at least one thing from each lesson that will be useful sometime in your life."

  • Nichole B. July 2, 2011

    "I've been studying under Travis for a little over a year now at GVSU. When I became overwhelmed with classes and clubs and decided to stop going to some of my clubs, I did not think to stop Kenpo because I love it so much. Travis may still be learning and perfecting how to teach, but being one of his first students when he started teaching at GVSU, I can say that he has improved dramatically and I'm becoming more and more passionate about Kenpo the more I study under him. Travis is a great teacher and I've learned a lot from him and I plan on learning from him for as long as possible. He is completely dedicated to the art and will try his hardest to make sure you will take home at least one thing from each lesson that will be useful sometime in your life."

  • Nichole B. July 2, 2011

    "I've been studying under Travis for a little over a year now at GVSU. When I became overwhelmed with classes and clubs and decided to stop going to some of my clubs, I did not think to stop Kenpo because I love it so much. Travis may still be learning and perfecting how to teach, but being one of his first students when he started teaching at GVSU, I can say that he has improved dramatically and I'm becoming more and more passionate about Kenpo the more I study under him. Travis is a great teacher and I've learned a lot from him and I plan on learning from him for as long as possible. He is completely dedicated to the art and will try his hardest to make sure you will take home at least one thing from each lesson that will be useful sometime in your life."

  • Amanda V. July 1, 2011

    "I have just started training with Travis the past few months and it has already changed me completely! I am at a point in my life where finding something I'm passionate about doesn't come easily, and after only the first few lessons I was hooked. I have found myself not only eager to learn new things, but also excited to actively practice every day. To find myself feeling this passion that I haven't felt in a long time never ceases to amaze me, and I give the credit to Travis and his teaching.
    I have also found myself feeling a confidence I've never felt before in my life! I am a young female with depression and because of my American Kenpo training with Travis I have more self confidence and I hold my head high.
    When I first started training, I was concerned because I have a medical issue with my back which makes a lot of movements painful and difficult. Travis has been extremely understanding of my condition and has been willing to take my training at whatever pace is comfortable for me that day. The training has also helped with my physical therapy in order to make my condition better! Which for me is just a cherry on top!
    Training with Travis has made me an overall better person and I wouldn't give that up for anything!
    "

  • Amanda V. July 1, 2011

    "I have just started training with Travis the past few months and it has already changed me completely! I am at a point in my life where finding something I'm passionate about doesn't come easily, and after only the first few lessons I was hooked. I have found myself not only eager to learn new things, but also excited to actively practice every day. To find myself feeling this passion that I haven't felt in a long time never ceases to amaze me, and I give the credit to Travis and his teaching.
    I have also found myself feeling a confidence I've never felt before in my life! I am a young female with depression and because of my American Kenpo training with Travis I have more self confidence and I hold my head high.
    When I first started training, I was concerned because I have a medical issue with my back which makes a lot of movements painful and difficult. Travis has been extremely understanding of my condition and has been willing to take my training at whatever pace is comfortable for me that day. The training has also helped with my physical therapy in order to make my condition better! Which for me is just a cherry on top!
    Training with Travis has made me an overall better person and I wouldn't give that up for anything!
    "

  • Amanda V. July 1, 2011

    "I have just started training with Travis the past few months and it has already changed me completely! I am at a point in my life where finding something I'm passionate about doesn't come easily, and after only the first few lessons I was hooked. I have found myself not only eager to learn new things, but also excited to actively practice every day. To find myself feeling this passion that I haven't felt in a long time never ceases to amaze me, and I give the credit to Travis and his teaching.
    I have also found myself feeling a confidence I've never felt before in my life! I am a young female with depression and because of my American Kenpo training with Travis I have more self confidence and I hold my head high.
    When I first started training, I was concerned because I have a medical issue with my back which makes a lot of movements painful and difficult. Travis has been extremely understanding of my condition and has been willing to take my training at whatever pace is comfortable for me that day. The training has also helped with my physical therapy in order to make my condition better! Which for me is just a cherry on top!
    Training with Travis has made me an overall better person and I wouldn't give that up for anything!"

  • Ronney F. July 1, 2011

    "I have been a student of Mr. Mandenberg's for two years, and I can't speak enough about how it's helped me develop as a person. I've learned to properly defend myself very quickly. Even very early on in training, Mr. Mandenberg arms you with the basics needed to defend yourself, and then goes deeper into specific, realistic situations. Mr. Mandenberg has been a martial artist and a teacher of martial arts for long enough to be able to teach everything you need to learn and more, but still remembers what it's like to be a student, which alleviated the stress and nervousness that I initially had. Learning self-defense with Mr. Mandenberg is one of the best things I've done with my life. "

  • Ronney F. July 1, 2011

    "I have been a student of Mr. Mandenberg's for two years, and I can't speak enough about how it's helped me develop as a person. I've learned to properly defend myself very quickly. Even very early on in training, Mr. Mandenberg arms you with the basics needed to defend yourself, and then goes deeper into specific, realistic situations. Mr. Mandenberg has been a martial artist and a teacher of martial arts for long enough to be able to teach everything you need to learn and more, but still remembers what it's like to be a student, which alleviated the stress and nervousness that I initially had. Learning self-defense with Mr. Mandenberg is one of the best things I've done with my life. "

  • Ronney F. June 30, 2011

    "I have been a student of Mr. Mandenberg's for two years, and I can't speak enough about how it's helped me develop as a person. I've learned to properly defend myself very quickly. Even very early on in training, Mr. Mandenberg arms you with the basics needed to defend yourself, and then goes deeper into specific, realistic situations. Mr. Mandenberg has been a martial artist and a teacher of martial arts for long enough to be able to teach everything you need to learn and more, but still remembers what it's like to be a student, which alleviated the stress and nervousness that I initially had. Learning self-defense with Mr. Mandenberg is one of the best things I've done with my life."