Founder and Head Instructor
Kwan has studied extensively with Vladimir Vasiliev in Toronto and with Col. Mikhail Ryabko and Maj. Konstantin Komarov in Moscow and is the Founder and Director of Balanced Path Studio. Kwan started his martial arts training at the age of 6 in Shotokan Karate and later studied Chinese Gung Fu, Indonesian Pencak Silat, and Philipino Martial Arts.
Kwan has trained extensively in urban and rural survival, specializing in evasion methods. He was an advisor in the creation and evaluation of the ACE (Avoid-Counter-Escape) Course at G4S-ITI and is a graduate of their Protective Service Operations (PSO) Course. He has also trained in combat tracking with the Tyr Group.
Additionally, Kwan is a structural engineer for commercial and military aerospace, with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He is currently teaching private and group classes in Seattle, Washington and seminars around the world.
Kwan is CPR/AED certified and has completed Level 1 Trauma training with former Special Forces Medic Jeff Hensley.