At 7 years old, Charles Whalley embarked on a journey that few his age would consider: diving into the vast world of martial arts. This early immersion laid the foundation for a life deeply intertwined with discipline, dedication, and mentorship.
His dedication soon bore fruit as he clinched a junior black belt with a green stripe, marking a significant milestone in his Karate training that spanned seven years. But Charles didn’t limit himself to just one discipline. His martial arts portfolio expanded to include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, and Jeet Kune Do, showcasing his versatility and commitment.
A defining chapter in his martial arts narrative was his training under Darrell Thompson at Cultivate Power Fighting Arts. Over a year and a half, this association not only sharpened his skills but also introduced him to the deeper philosophies of martial arts. His prowess and innate leadership qualities didn’t go unnoticed. Cultivate Power Fighting Arts soon entrusted him with the role of a coach’s assistant. This was more than just a title; it was a testament to his capacity for discipline, dedication, and mentorship.
Beyond martial arts, Charles’s resilience and adaptability were further honed at Tom Brown Jr.’s Wilderness Survival School. This training, while distinct, mirrored his approach to life: facing challenges head-on with unwavering determination.
For Charles Whalley, martial arts are the foundation for everything he does. His training has not only taught him his most valuable lessons but is also molding him into a strong mentor. Charles regularly attends Erik Paulson’s world-renowned CSW Headquarters with the Cultivate Power head instructors as part of his continuing education. He is an exemplary example to the younger students at the dojo, and a great addition to Cultivate Power Fighting Arts here in Oroville, California.
Qualifications & Training: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, Junior Black Belt in Go Ju Ryu Karate, Trained at Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School (Wilderness Survival Skills), CPFA Apprentice Instructor