Miguel DeCoste was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA but has lived in Santa Barbara since 1999. Being raised by the beach and mountains, much of his youth was devoted to athletic endeavors and outdoor activities. He started doing CrossFit workouts in 2007 and soon after met Coach Conn in what was at the time the first CrossFit group in the county.
Miguel’s martial arts adventures began at the age of 12, spurred on by Kung Fu Theater and Bruce Lee. After some time studying Hapkido, he turned his attention to more eclectic martial arts. Miguel has trained with Sifu Ray Copeland (JKD, Kali, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Wing Chun Kung Fu) for 20+ years, is a Full Dog Brother (Quiet Dog) under Punong Guro Marc Denny, and has studied with Guro Dan Inosanto (Filipino Martial Arts) and Guro Felix Valencia (LAMECO Eskrima) He teaches a blend of these styles during his Evolutionary Self Defense class (Thursday 7:00 pm/Sunday 8:30 am).
- Date August 23, 2016
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