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Kiel McDougall

Kiel was born and raised in the great state of Maine.  Growing up, he enjoyed running in the woods, reading comic books, wrestling with friends, and fighting trees.  His childhood heroes were the Ninja Turtles – they exemplified integrity, bravery, and justice, core values of the honorable warrior.  Never one to be complacent, he used to run to elementary school to get a good morning workout instead of taking the bus.  When he was 8 years old, he began chronicling his workouts in a journal.  As an adult, feeling un-challenged by his regular runs, he ran up and down hills with a heavy backpack lifted above his head.  He has traveled the world, scuba dived around the Caribbean islands, fought forest fires in California, eaten a tarantula wasp, and professionally battled in the MMA cage.

Truly passionate about health, Kiel is a certified NASM personal trainer and a certified yoga instructor through Core Power.  He is trained in CPR, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and he is presently studying the effects of qi gong.  A proponent of whole foods and the benefits of eastern medicine, Kiel’s approach to health is a holistic one: he believes that the mind, body, and soul must all be balanced in order to reach optimum health and longevity.  A voracious reader and an English major in college, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine.

Kiel was the former manager and head trainer at the UFC gym in Wrigleyville, Chicago.  He now lives in Seattle.

Certifications

  • Corepower Yoga, Online Teacher Training, Certified Yoga Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
  • UFC Gym Coach, Certified Trainer, specializing in Triggerpoint Boxing and MATRX
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Purple Belt
  • Chek Institute Scientific Back Training (in progress)
  • Chek Institute Scientific Shoulder Training (in progress)
  • Dean Somerset Ruthless Mobility (in progress)

Achievements & Awards

  • Mar 2014 | Silver | IBJJF Chicago | No-Gi Purple Belt
  • Jan 2014 | 1st Place | American Karate Association | Expert BJJ Gi Division
  • Dec 2013 | 1st Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Championship | Expert Gi Division
  • Dec 2013 | 1st Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Championship | Expert No-Gi
  • Nov 2013 | Gold | Midwest Submission Challenge | Expert No-Gi
  • Jan 2013 | Silver | US Grappling Chicago | Purple Belt, Gi
  • Nov 2012 | Bronze | N.A.G.A. Chicago | Purple Belt, Gi
  • Nov 2012 | Silver | N.A.G.A. Chicago | Expert No-Gi
  • Oct 2012 | Gold | S7 Submission Grappling | Purple Belt, Gi
  • Oct 2012 | Silver | S7 Submission Grappling | Expert No-Gi
  • Aug 2012 | Bronze | IBJJF, Chicago | Purple Belt, Gi
  • Nov 2011 | 3rd Place | N.A.G.A. Midwest Championship | No-Gi Expert Division
  • Oct 2011 | 3rd Place | US Grappling Chicago | No-Gi Expert Division
  • Oct 2011 | 1st Place | US Grappling Chicago | Blue Belt, Gi
  • Oct 2011 | 2nd Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Tournament | No-Gi Expert Division
  • Oct 2011 | 2nd Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Tournament | No-Gi Expert Absolute
  • Aug 2011 | 2nd Place | N.A.G.A. Midwest Championship | No-Gi Intermediate
  • Aug 2011 | 1st Place | N.A.G.A. Midwest Championship | Blue Belt, Gi
  • Aug 2011 | Bronze | IBJJF Summer Chicago Open | Blue Belt, Gi
  • Apr 2011 | 3rd Place | N.A.G.A. Chicago | No-Gi Intermediate
  • Apr 2011 | 2nd Place | US Grappling Chicago| No-Gi Intermediate
  • Apr 2011 | 3rd place | US Grappling Chicago | No Gi Intermediate Absolute
  • Apr 2011 | 3rd Place | US Grappling Chicago | Blue Belt, Gi
  • Mar 2011 | 3rd Place | Midwestern Judo & Jiu Jitsu Championships | Blue Belt, Gi
  • Jun 2010 | 1st Place | USAKA K-1 Kickboxing Welterweight Tournament Champion
  • Dec 2010 | 1st Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Tournament | Expert No-Gi
  • May 2009 | 1st Place | “Warrior-One” Invitational III Tournament Champion
 

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Training Locations

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Training locations include:

Your home, or your home/office building's gym;

The gym you're a member of (if they allow you to bring your personal trainer with you); and

Ridge Fitness (1414 31st Avenue South #103, Seattle, WA 98144).

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