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


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Years Building Impact


Expanded Impact

From 6,000 sqft facility to 8,500!

Achieved Senior Instructorship in Muay Thai

Under Ajarn Surachai (Chai) Sirisute

Survived COVID 19 Shutdown

Community support is everything!

Became Atos Affiliate Virginia Beach

Under Andre Galvao

BJJ Bronze Medalist No Gi Pan Ams

Purple belt, Master 2 Lightweight

BJJ Bronze Medalist Pan Ams

Purple belt, Master 2 Lightweight

Achieved Full Instructorship in Muay Thai

Under Ajarn Surachai (Chai) Sirisute

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.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

One of the hardest tests I’ve ever taken!

Apprenticed Sayoc Kali
Senior Capabilities Manager

What did I do before becoming a full time martial artist? I worked at Naval Cyber Defense Operations Command in cyber security. It was the pinnacle of my IT career.

Started Impact Martial Arts Academy

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