Professor Eddie Solis, Master Instructor
Professor Eddie Solis began his martial arts training in 1973 in the art of KAJUKENBO, the original mixed martial arts. He earned his Black belt in 1976 and opened his first studio in San Pablo, CA in 1982. He was the California Middle Weight Competitor of the Year in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1988. He was ranked 3rd in the western region of USA for fighting. His studio continues to be a pillar in the community for over 35 years and counting. Professor Solis is committed to enhancing the lives of the youth and servicing the community. Professor Solis is a 7th degree Black belt who also studies Jiujitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing. It is Professor Solis' goal to bring out the best in everyone and help his students become leaders and positive role models in our society.
Instructor James began his martial arts training at age 5, at the original home of Solis Martial Arts in San Pable, Ca. It was founded by his father Prof Eddie Solis. James earned his black belt in 2001 and has won 7 North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) world champion titles, including 6 in creative extreme forms and one in sparring. He has traveled to places around the globe such as Central America, Asia and Europe as a competitor and as an invited guest instructor for professional demonstrations, seminars and private lessons. At the age of 11 Mr. Solis was selected over 600 other applicants for a featured spot on the GAP kids Super Power Denim commercial which aired nationally. That same year he appeared on the Good Morning America Show. In addition he was featured on ESPN2 competing at the US Open ISKA Sport Karate World Championship as a member of PRORANKS WORLD RENOWNED ELITE TEAM . In 2007 Mr Solis competed in the adult division for the first time at the Golden Gate International and took Grand Championship. After which he retired from competition. The same year, Mr. Solis founded and directed his youth martial arts demonstration team SOULISTIC. His group quickly gathered local notoriety which led to numerous invitations to perform. Included among those are live halftime show appearances at the Oracle and Arco Arena for Golden State Warriors and The Sacramento Kings and at Great America and Six Flags theme parks.