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Timothy James Faassé

Kenpo Karate/Boxing/Judo/MMA Coach

Timothy James Faassé, aka “Coach”, holds a 5th Degree Black Belt – Associate Professor – of Twin Dragons Kenpo Karate Style. He teaches Kenpo Karate Martial Art Systems located at Blues Gym in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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As a life-long martial arts practitioner, he has demonstrated to be an extremely dedicated & highly-respected Martial Art instructor recognized by his peers and students. After moving back to his home town, he gathered all of his experience and knowledge of various progressive martial arts to bring you the pinnacle of “Kenpo Mixed Martial Art Systems” curriculum with integrated training in Kenpo Karate, Boxing, Judo, & Jujitsu.

Twin Dragons Kenpo Karate Martial Art Systems at Blues Gym is one of many classes offered to adults and youth. Blues Gym is an institution of self-improvement and the home of champions. You and your family are in good, caring hands with us.

With their focus on creating a POSITIVE, safe, injury-free training environment, Kenpo Martial Art Systems at Blues Gym has earned the reputation in Grand Rapids and Wyoming of being the top Martial Arts school and character development center in the area.

Although some people think the martial arts are about just fighting, Blues Gym Programs are so much more.

When you enroll in any of Blues Gym classes, you take advantage of the best self-improvement system in the world.

Through the practice of physical self-defense skills, you will follow a blueprint for a successful life based on discipline, focus, and perseverance.

You will experience the satisfaction that comes not from winning over others, but from winning over yourself as you become stronger, healthier, and happier than you have ever been in your life with a strong sense of self-confidence and good character.

Exclusive Private classes for law enforcement agencies, bounty hunters and security agencies are offered at blues gym to help professionals learn and practice applied practical apprehension & pain compliance techniques safely and effectively.
, 4248 KALAMAZOO AVE SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 - Phone: 616-323-5155

James grew up on the North East side of Grand Rapids attending Northview schools. He started Judo at the age of 12 and went on to participate on the Air Force Judo Olympic Team. After the service, James moved to San Diego to specifically study the art of Kenpo Karate for 26 years under Terry Sanchez, Freddie King and the late Steve Morrison at Twin Dragons Sports Center located in La Jolla, California. James carried his martial arts training as an action stuntman during his younger years. He has studied many other arts during his 40 years practicing martial arts, including Judo, JKD, Kali, Arnis, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Kajukenbo,Thai Kick Boxing, Boxing, and Brazilian Jujitsu.

James has, also, individually trained various law enforcement personnel that include members of the U.S. Navy Seals, FBI and State & Federal Law Enforcement organizations thru the years.

Professional Life:

James manages an internet web hosting and design company, a digital marketing, design and web hosting company that develops innovative software, marketing & commerce solutions for small business & corporations.

In his spare time he enjoys training his three Border Collies performing at Disc Dog Events across the country when not volunteering his time at Blues Gym teaching martial arts.

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If you’re looking for information about the best Karate programs in Grand Rapids and Wyoming areas, you’ve come to the right place. Blues Gym will empower you with the self-defense and self-improvement programs you’ve been searching for!

Tim is a long time friend and instructor that demonstrates great character and ethics. As a law enforcement agent he has taught me techniques that are practical and applicable to my profession that have saved my life more than once.


To set up a Free Lesson
call Dino at (616) 323-5155 at Blues Gym.


Blues Boxing Gym has specialized in martial arts since 1997 and has one of the most innovative programs in Grand Rapids to create champions.

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