David Hearst is the owner and head instructor of MKG Cleveland. David started his martial arts training in 1989. Over the past several decades he has studied under some of the most knowledgeable instructors in the world, including Sifu Rick Faye, Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sensei Erik Paulson, Sifu Francis Fong, Royler Gracie, Royce Gracie and many others. David is very honored to represent both Sifu Rick Faye and Sensei Erik Paulson by running the Cleveland branch of MKG International Martial Arts and CSW. Along with teaching martial arts, David is also a chiropractor and acupuncturist with an office located in Solon, Ohio.
David holds instructor/coach rank in the following systems:
MKG International Martial Arts – Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Panantukan under Sifu Rick Faye
Muay Thai Kickboxing – under Ajarn Chai Sirisute
Combat Submission Wrestling – under Sensei Erik Paulson
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – Brown belt under Donald Park / Darren Branch
We are share space with Gracie Humaita Cleveland – One of Cleveland’s premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies.
MKG Cleveland International Martial Arts
We proudly share space with the Gracie Humaita Cleveland Academy.
We are located in the back half of the building. Parking is available along the north side of building.