Rashad Brown

brown-rashad-01From 1994 to today Coach Rashad has trained in multiple martial arts always keeping self-defense as his main purpose for training. He lives by the principle taught to him by his college Isshinryu Karate instructor, “learn to fight first and then you can learn to play games”. Learning to fight has safely brought him through a deployment to Iraq as a team and squad infantry leader and nine years as a police officer. He always tells people that he loves the sports of Muay Thai, Judo, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but never forgets that the foundation of his martial art is laid in self-defense.

  • Combat Veteran (Irag 2003-2004): Army Infantry
  • Police Officer: Newport News P.D. 2005-2014; Police General Instructor; Police Defensive Tactics; Police Ground Defense Head Instructor; Police Undercover Defensive Tactics Head Instructor
  • Served two years on SWAT Team
  • Junior Kru Muay Thai instructor under Sakasem “The Punisher” Kanthawong and Greg Smith of Bushido MMA
  • Black Belt in Isshin-ryu Karate under Anthony Gribble, 6th degree Black Belt and head instructor of Pirate Isshin-ryu at East Carolina University
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ben Eaton, owner and Saulo Ribeiro Black Belt at The Jiu-Jitsu Institute
  • Brown Belt in Judo under Kenton Givens, Black Belt and Head Instructor for Virginia ┬áJudo Association
  • Level Two instructor in Modern Army Combatives
  • Over 22 years of experience in different Martial Arts such as Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Catch Wrestling, Boxing, Fencing and Pekiti Tirsia


Five Crow Martial Arts
1343 North King St. Suit B
Hampton Virginia 23669
757-806-5868 | Email | Website