Lifelong Martial Artists with a passion to motivate people to take that next step... and start feeling better.
What We Do... (formal version)
At Team Torque we teach Chi-Mu Toruku Jitsu. It blends aspects of Chinese Kung-Fu, Japanese Ju-Jitsu, Aiki-Jitsu, and Filipino Escrima as well as their derivatives like judo and aikido into an effective fighting system that is a "truly mixed martial art."
Skills for striking and kicking, throwing, grappling (ground fighting) and weapons are merged into a potent and efficient style.
Our students vary in age starting as young as five and spanning into their fifties and beyond. Some have no experience with any type of sport or martial art before starting at Team Torque. Others are already accomplished, high ranking black belts in multiple disciplines.
One of our founding philosophies is that, "Everyone has something to learn, and everyone has something to teach." In this spirit, our students work together to improve their skills as well as the skills of their classmates.
We also believe students need to "leave [their] ego at the door."
Some students are looking to improve their martial arts skills, some want to improve their conditioning and get into better shape. Some students are looking for a boost in self-confidence while others simply want to be able to protect themselves.
All are welcome!
Who we are... (informal version)
Sensei Bill has always, always been an athlete. From the age of 5, he's always belonged to a football, track, or wrestling team. After Graduate school he was looking for a new outlet, to get the sports and team feel he found himself missing. He began to love martial arts, and pursued it with the same dedication he had for all the other team sports he'd played.
He found great teachers, brought Ben and Mackenzie with him, and started to get an idea of the kind of place he'd like to train in.
The place he'd like to build.
Fast forward to today and you get a dojo where the staff is always trying to improve, to help you get the competitive edge you need and the personal development that goes with it.
It's a safe place to do dangerous things. We call it Dojo Fam. Welcome to the family!
Let's Work Together
Meet the Fam
Go Dan Bill Kennedy
Also known as "Doc," The head instructor at Team Torque is a fifth degree (Go Dan) black belt (Master rank) in Jiu Jitsu and Chi-mu Toruku Jitsu, holds a black belt in Judo, and has over 35 years of martial arts training and self-defense training. He is also a clinical psychologist with over 27 years of work in the field of sports psychology, forensic psychology, child & adolescent psychology, coaching and CBT. (Doc's doctoral dissertation was on The Effects of Sports Involvement on the Social and Moral Development of Youth.)
To visit Doc's psychology, consulting & self-protection page, click here.
Also known as "Big Ben" to the kids, Ben has 20+ years experience, his brown belt in Judo, and currently holds 2 black belts in Jiu-jitsu and Chi-mu Toruku Jitsu, as well as a brown belt in Judo. If that weren't enough, he's TikTok famous for his self-defense videos!
Ben is very patient in teaching complex techniques, and excels at encouraging students to be the best the can possibly be. Ben teaches Women's Self Defense, MMA, adults and kids classes. Ben also holds private sessions by appointment in MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense, and Fitness. Click here to go to his Body Coach Page!
Sensei Mackenzie has world class skill and 20+ years of experience in Chi-mu Toruku Jitsu, Ju-Jitsu, Judo, Escrima, Grappling, MMA, & Self-Defense. This dynamo loves watching her opponents turn purple, so don't give her your back or try to jump scare her!
Mackenzie was integral in developing our Self-Defense program and our Chi-Mu Toruku Jitsu form. She regularly comes back to train, teach, and keep us on our toes!
Nobody gets anywhere "all by themselves."
Sensei Bill, Ben & Mackenzie are our three original instructors, but Team Torque is supported, educated, and enriched by so many other people.
Check out a few of our many contributors, instructors, lineage members, and friends.