From Here to There

I've met many interesting and influential people training in the martial arts. Some of them I learned from directly. Some of them indirectly. Martial arts is the only sport where you can train with the greatest up close and personal. And they are right in your community.
Ervin Quintin

Loving The Lifestyle​

Whether it’s Filipino Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Silat, Capoeira, Wing Chun, — you name it. Ervin retired from the cyber security industry to teaching martial arts for a living and continues to build Impact Martial Arts Academy

Numbers!

4800 +
Teaching Hours
Different Black Belts
+
Years Building My Academy

Timeline

2021, July 1

Celebrated Impact’s 13 Year Anniversary

2021, June 1

Survived COVID 19 Shutdown

2019, August 9

Became Atos Affiliate Virginia Beach

Under Andre Galvao

2015, October 3

BJJ Bronze Medalist No Gi Pan Ams

Purple belt, Master 2 Lightweight

2015, March 14

BJJ Bronze Medalist Pan Ams

Purple belt, Master 2 Lightweight

2014, July 26

Achieved Full Instructor in Muay Thai

Under Ajarn Surachai (Chai) Sirisute

2014, July 21

Left My Day Job to Become a Full Time Martial Artist

Thank you NCDOC for helping me grow as an IT professional! I learned so much from all of you.

2011, February 15

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

One of the hardest tests I’ve ever taken!

2010, November 7

Began Apprenticing in Sayoc Kali

2010, July 24

Achieved Associate Instructor in Muay Thai under Surachai Sirisute

2010, June 6

Senior Capabilities Manager

Got picked up as a senior capabilities developer and began developing VM architecture at Naval Cyber Defense Operations Command.

2010, March 14

Achieved Associate Instructor (FMA Lakan Guro & JKD Sifu)

Under Manong Dan Inosanto

2009, January 1

Started Impact Martial Arts Academy

Originally Impact was an acrostic that stood for Integrated Martial Arts Progressive Application Core Technique.

2002, August 8

Achieved Apprentice Instructor in Muay Thai under Surachai Sirisute

2002, March 11

Achieved Apprentice Instructor (FMA Lakan Guro & JKD Sifu)

Under Manong Dan Inosanto