​The Family Cornerstone

Martial Arts

Kyoshi Kurt Risch has more than 35 years of experience in the Martial Arts.  While working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he was a Staff Self Defense Instructor and served on the Disturbance Control Team (Riot Squad).  Due to his experience, he eventually served as the Team Leader and Trainer of the on-site Hostage Negotiation Team.  Kurt has also taught self-defense programs for organizations ranging from Probation Departments to the Girl Scouts.  His Martial Arts Instructor Ranks include:

     Kyoshi Instructor of Katsuro
          Katsuro or “the pathway to survival” is the Tao of weapons combat tactics and strategies.  This  

          art focuses on practical application and the development of a deep understanding of weapons

          combat through practical experience.
     Hapkido – 3rd Degree Black Belt
          Hapkido is a Korean Martial Art and means “way of coordinated power/spirit/energy.”  The art is

          excellent for self-defense as the primary focus is on joint locks, grappling, and throwing

          techniques although it does include many strikes and kicks as well.
     Tae Kwon Do – 1st Degree Black Belt
          Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art and the name means “way of the foot and fist.”  This art

          primarily focuses on kicking and is excellent for conditioning and building endurance.

Kurt has also trained in several other styles including Boxing, Fencing, Okinawan Te, Shaolin Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, and Tai Chi to name a few. 

He is an active member of Moxie Community Church participating as a Teen Group Teacher & Board Member of the Expansion Committee.
He is an avid reader of  the Bible and other subjects such as history, martial arts strategy & tactics, and Asian philosophy.