“Within all of us is a mysterious life-force, duplicity of graceful beauty and devastating ferocity. Raw power amalgamate with all living things. Entombed by primal repression- seen when summoned, embodied to dichotomize systems of art… into martial art.” Everett Kelsey
At the age of 9, Everett’s uncle Glen introduced him to the Korean martial art form Tae Kwon Do, by enrolling him into Master Chang’s studio in Manhattan, New York. Now in Los Angeles, Everett switched to Shorinjiryu Karate-Do, (a full contact Japanese martial art form from Okinawa) and began a long and intensive training with Kyoshi Michael Laurin reinventing himself as a martial artist. Kyosk Laurin is an eighth degree black belt who is six-time consecutive world champion. Everett saw how much the Shorinjiryu art form had to complement his knowledge of Tae Kwon Do, and decided to continue studying different martial art forms in order to broaden himself as a martial artist. Everett joined the Inosanto Academy of martial arts after being introduced with an opportunity to study several different martial art forms under one roof personally taught by legendary martial artist Dan Inosanto. Everett continues to broaden himself as a martial artist studying such arts as: Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Indonesia Pencak Silat, Maphilindo Silat, Madjapahit Martial Arts, Jeet Kuen Do, and Filipino Martial Arts. Guro Dan Inosanto was personally chosen by Bruce Lee to carry on concepts and the philosophy of Jeet Kuen Do. He was one of only three persons ever to be certified by Bruce Lee to teach, and is a world authority in Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kuen Do concepts and Filipino martial arts.