Details about Evan's military service and martial arts background.
Evan is an 19 year military veteran and an active duty member of the US Army Special Forces. With 44 months of combat experience, all to the Middle East, he continues to serve his country in between races and spending time with his family.
For more details on his service as well as some "fun" war stories, pick up a copy of his book "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Professional Obstacle Course Racer" now available in:
All profits from the sale of the hard copy books will go 100% to the charity Folds of Honor.
Amazon Kindle Digital.
Perfect for you e-reader, tablet or capable of running off the Kindle App on your phone.
Audiobook via Audible
Great option for listening during a long run, training for your next big event or driving to a race to keep the motivation burning hot.
Iraq (32 months)
Kuwait (2 months)
Qatar (4 months)
Lebanon (6 months)
The Army considered all of these as "combat zones" during time of deployment, despite some of them having a low threat level.
When not racing OCR, Evan spends much of his free time training in martial arts.
-Assistant Instructor for Tiga Tactics
-Black Belt- 1st Degree in Shaolin Kempo Karate through Aplomb Martial Arts Karate
-Blue Belt- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through Pedro Sauer Jiu Jitsu Association
-Level 2: Jeet Kune Do through Elite Academy of Martial Arts (supplemented with Wing Chun, Red Sash through Chan's Kung Fu)
-2+ years of Kali (supplemented through Dynamic Fighting Arts Kali Level 4 and Karambit Level 4 as well as Dynamis Alliance Blade work Level 2)
-Medusa Edged Weapons System Instructor # 036-24
-Combatives OIC for 1st Infantry Division
-1st ID All Army Combatives Team (Alternate Welterweight)
-Master Trainer for Modern Army Combatives Program
-Air Force Combatives Program Basic Instructor (Special Warfare track)
-Self teaches traditional martial arts weapons using YouTube videos and books
Occasionally does things like work with Bobby Ross for choreographed fights (see Reign vs. Bang below):
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Various Online Courses Including:
Protector Nation: Civilian Protector Project, Protector Symposium 1.0-6.0
Radio interview conducted on Manhattan, KS KMAN radio talking about Combatives along with teammate Brad Johnston (BJJ brown belt & 3rd place Lightweight at 2023 All Army Combatives competition).
Radio interview conducted on KJCK Junction City, KS radio talking about Combatives along with teammate Brad Johnston (BJJ brown belt & 3rd place Lightweight at 2023 All Army Combatives competition).
Cover image on Aplomb Martial Arts landing page.
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