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Herb Cody Jr. is Elite Martial Arts Head Coach and Owner. Herb’s Father Herb Cody Sr. founded the Sonoma County Martial Center in 1983 in which Cody Jr. and his brother were at day in and day out. During Herb’s time at the Academy he has had a chance to train extensively in Kenpo Karate, Krav Maga, BJJ, Boxing, and Muay Thai. Herb was introduced to Rodney King of the Crazy Monkey Defense Program and was hooked. Elite Martial Arts is now one of the largest Crazy Monkey Defense Academy’s in the World. With over 23 years experience in Martial Arts, Herb brings a different kind of Passion to his classes and Personal Training Clients.. Due to Herb’s schedule he currently has a waiting list for personal Training. If you are interested please contact the Academy.
CMD TinT training in MA for 10 years. Her unlce is Benny The Jet Uriqudez. Lura is a certified nutristist and heads the Elite Martial Arts Youth Program.
Jacob Emrey was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. After high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and became part of HMX-1 Security, which is the president's helicopter squadron. He was honorably discharged in 2002 and began training under Herb Cody Jr. and Eric Kolesar. He trained in Muay Thai and Krav Maga, for about three years before he was introduced to the Crazy Monkey Defense (CMD) system, and has stuck with that ever since. As a result, he's trained now for seven years and has recently been certified as a CMD coach. Outside of the gym, he has received a degree in history, and has written and published two books, Diana Agafya, and Malachi. On a personal note, he looks forward to continuing his training and his coaching.
Aaron Adams is the newest member to our Elite M.A. team and comes to us from a security background. Aaron wrestled four years in high school and his freshman year of college, where he earned a B.A. It was during college Aaron was introduced to the security field as a bouncer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which led to him running a security team in the personal protection field. After college, Aaron joined the U.S. Army where he was trained as a combat engineer and became a paratrooper at the U.S. Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Ga. While in the Army, Aaron was introduced to Modern Army Combatives. Aaron then started training under Herb Cody Jr. at which point he became introduced to the Crazy Monkey Defense Program and became one of less than 100 trainers world wide. Aaron enjoys coaching and being part of the family (literally).
Born July 21, 1967, Elizabethtown, NY
CrossFit Instructor – Level 1 Certified, July 2008
“From the first day I participated in CrossFit I knew this was a program that would define my conditioning. Allow me to introduce you to Fran, Diane, Grace and the rest of the girls sometime…you’ll never work as hard as you do until after you meet them..” CPR/First Responder certified
Education – Aspirations to finish my Bachelors is a work in progress.
AA/AS – 1994, Santa Rosa Junior College
Military – 1988 – 1992, U.S. Navy Corpsman
Occupation – Chemist 1995 – Current; I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical company located in Petaluma, CA. I have been in analytical chemistry for over 12 years. I feel the attention to detail in CrossFit compliments my occupational field in that the results are in the data. We track times, loads, rounds, range or motion…moods, weather, nutrition, injuries...we track OUTPUT…all of this data, that when looked at as whole, tells a bigger picture about where we are, who we are and if what we are doing is working. It is in the science of fitness that we examine our results.
Favorite Quote – “Routine is the Enemy”, CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high-intensity across broad time and modal domains. In layman terms, this means we do different workouts every day. The workouts involve natural movements. And we do them hard and fast for varying lengths of time.