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Todd Merrill in Chico - Azad's Martial Arts Center

Todd Merrill

Mr. Todd Merrill is a Third Degree Black Belt at Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center and has been a student of Grandmaster Azad’s for fourteen years since year 2000. He started his martial arts training at the age of forty. He has certified Black Belt Instructor with Grandmaster Azad and has taught adults, teens and is most proud of his work with Little Dragons, kids between the ages of seven to eleven. Mr. Merrill has been recognized by Grandmaster as a SWAT Team Member at early rank of Purple Belt, Student of The Month many times, Most Intense Student of The Year and is currently the Protocol Director at Azad’s and as such teaches the VIP courses (very involved parents). He is certified in Executive and Personal Protection Systems, has worked security at local events and has help train local police and security personnel alongside Grandmaster Azad. He has had the opportunity to train with many other great martial artists including, The Great Grandmaster Ji Han Jae who is the founder of the art of Hapkido, Grandmaster Beluschak, 1992 Olympic Gold Medal Winner and Coach in Taekwondo Master Herb Perez, Judo Master Charlie Robinson and Tai Chi Great Grandmaster Lenny Vavalette. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Ident-A-Child for over eight years and is the current President of the organization. Mr. Merrill is the Owners of Rep-Tile Natural Stone Inc. founded in Chico in 1988.

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