Dirk Merit

Dirk Merit

As a marine and a Lance Corporal of his platoon, Dirk has always been involved in the world of martial arts…

Starting with the Karate and Jiu-jitsu, finishing with Taekwondo and the old British style of Bartitsu, he’s been practicing this or another kind of a fighting exercise since he was 13 years old.

Eventually, after retiring from the US army, Dirk began his life-long fascination with the MMA and Filipino styles, which ultimately landed him a position as an instructor at our school.

He’s known among our apprentices as “the seaman”, and he has the highest percentage of his students becoming semi-pro fighters…

This instructor has worked with the following martial arts:

  • Judo
  • Kickboxing
  • Aikido
  • Karate
  • Taekwondo
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Traditional Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Krav Maga
  • Muay Thai