Myron Gaudet has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years. He honestly can’t remember a time when it wasn’t part of his life. Over the years, he studied several styles and systems, but usually gravitated to those that were more reality than sport based. When he began studying martial arts, it affected his life in an enormous way. He became more focused, more responsible, less fearful, and much more prepared to take on life’s challenges. Myron has said that training martial arts changes one’s essence into something different from other people’s: something stronger and more resilient, an essential quality in today’s world. He is also Louisiana’s senior Mixed Martial Arts referee, having refereed for the UFC, Bellator and numerous other promotions. He has been involved with the sport since its infancy, and is proud to have contributed to its growth in Louisiana. In addition to being a lifelong martial artist, he has been a police officer for 20 years, having served here in metro New Orleans and abroad with the United Nations. The combination of being a police officer who is committed to making the world a safer place and a martial arts instructor has shaped his career and the paths he has taken. He has been instrumental in the launch of several UFC, K-1, and GLORY veterans’ careers. But, as much as he enjoys working with fighters, he feels more committed and gets a greater sense of satisfaction by empowering ordinary people to take personal responsibility for their own safety and security.
Collin Murray is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under World Champion Mathias Meister. He began his martial arts journey in 2003. Since then, he has been victorious in numerous grappling tournaments, both Gi and No-Gi, claiming titles as prestigious as the NAGA Pan American expert division champion. Collin also competes in MMA. He is the two time RMMA amateur 145lb champion and currently holds an undefeated record with all of his victories coming by way of submission or T.K.O. Though he enjoys competing, his true expertise lies in teaching and coaching. Collin has helped train and coach multiple UFC fighters and cast members of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show. His students have claimed grappling championships extending from the Louisiana State Championships all the way to the NAGA World Championships.
Jack Garrett is a 40 year veteran of the martial arts, having studied and attained black belts in Judo, Aikido, Karatedo, Shiriji Kempo, and Hapkido. His most prestigious rank is his 7th degree black belt in Minami Ryu Jujitsu. Jack has had the pleasure to have met and trained with some of the greatest masters in the world, including Gozo Shioda Soke, the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, his Yasuhisa Shioda, Gogan Yamaguchi Soke of Japanese Goju Ryu Karatedo, Minoru Mochizuka Soke, and the founder of Yoseikan Budo. Nearly every fighter in Louisiana is a product of Jack Garret in some form or fashion, whether he received instruction directly from Jack or a student of Jack’s. Jack’s tutelage has been responsible for creating everything from national Judo champions to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions to Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans.
Duke has been involved in fitness for over 10 years. He was a 5 time power-lifting champion including victories at the state and regional level. He held records in the squat, deadlift, and bench press. He went on to play football at Tulane, lettering for three years. Since then, he has continued to pursue his passion in health and wellness, working as a personal trainer and teaching fitness classes. Duke’s expertise are not limited to strength and conditioning, however, as he has earned the rank of first degree black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. His passion for the Martial Arts has only grown since joining the Mushin team, reveling in the worlds of BJJ and Boxing.