Chad Keel - Martial Arts and Primitive Skills
Chad Keel is a Martial Artist and a Primitive Skills Expert. He first started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2006 under Al Garza whose gym was at the Universal Grappling Academy in Victorville. Later, he decided to take Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to a new level and relocated his life down to San Clemente California to train under 5th degree black belt and multiple World Champion Paulo Guillobel. Guillobel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy is one of the most prestigious schools in the world, and has won best Martial Arts school for the past 4 years. Chad became a children’s instructor at Guillobel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in 2013 and has held that position since. He completed and attended instructor seminars and workshops throughout those years and has continued to grow as a top children’s martial arts instructor. He formed Eleven Elevation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Wrightwood in the fall of 2017 where he teaches for Keyboard Art School of Music.
Primitive survival started for Chad at a young age. He learned a majority of his primary skills from his father who sparked his fascination with Nature. Always fascinated with “survival”, he would research survival skills in his free time. Later in life, Chad started training with various primitive survival instructors to further develop his skills and knowledge. At the age of 25, he started organizing “Nature Reconnection Classes” in South Orange County, California; the classes focussed on teaching survival skills as an alternative to depression and anxiety medications. The classes turned into a major success prompting him to teach survival skills for the Oxygen Network and film a survival show in August 2016 for the Discovery Channel. He continues to train with various survival instructors, across the globe, with the intention of bringing these skills back to Wrightwood.