- Mr. (Rahman Jamaal) McCreadie carries over 25 years experience as a certified Black Belt instructor and received his 5th (Master) Degree in Bok Fu Do from Master James Kane in 2022. He is a lifetime martial artist who has competed and placed in the North American Sport Karate Association's (NASKA) Black Belt professional divisions in full-contact kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, point sparring, continuous sparring, creative forms, creative weapons, team demonstration over the last ten years. In 2016 he was invited to compete as a member of Team USA at the World Karate Association (WKA) Championships in Italy. Outside of martial arts, "Rahman Jamaal" is most widely known for his starring role in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival feature "The Beat"; his subsequent work throughout the Bay Area as a professional teaching artist through his company Rap Force Academy; his community organizing activities through the global nonprofit network Hip Hop Congress for which he also executive directs; and his role as host/MC of the Adrenaline World Games now airing on CBS. He has pioneered and written California state-standards-approved curriculum for local schools and counties for two decades and even helped launch America's first statewide educational initiative for Hip Hop-based pedagogy called H2E2 (Hip Hop Education and Equity Initiative) in 2019.
- Adisa "The Bishop" Banjoko is a BJJ black belt, award winning writer, speaker and documentary filmmaker. Adisa has lectured on martial arts history and philosophy at Harvard, Stanford and other universities. He founded the online community, the Resilient Men's Group to help men heal mentally, emotionally and physically. His organization, 64 Blocks, LLC and podcast "Bishop Chronicles" examines the overlapping practices of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Meditation, Chess and Hip Hop culture.
- Sifu Matt is the creator and main instructor for Essence of Evolution: America. He first began studying martial arts in 1993 at the age of 13 with Hapkido and Kajukenbo as a private student of Sensei George Decosta, along with Aikido and Shinkendo under Sensei Jim Alvarez of the Aikido Shinrei dojo, and later trained in Jeet Kune Do and Kali under Sifu Mark Stewart of Boxer Rebellion International. He was introduced to the EOE methodology in 1999 by a student of Master Su Dongchen. After studying with him, Sifu Matt became a student of Sifu Marvin Quon, a “kung fu cousin” of Master Su. From 2003-2006 he studied EOE directly with Master Su, along with the Chinese martial arts of Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang, and Tai Chi Quan.
- Carlos Levexier founded the youth wrestling organization Scholar Wrestling, served as Assistant Coach for the SF State Gators, served as Head Coach for Marin Catholic High School through its first League Championship in school history, and coached Archbishop Riordan to its best California State finish ever for a San Francisco High School. He has served as the head coach for Mission High and now owns a private wrestling school in Rodeo, CA. An expert on the ancient sport of wrestling through which he became an undefeated San Francisco Champion throughout his four years of High School, California State Champion, NCAA National Finalist and All-American in College, he has been inducted into both the Balboa High School and San Francisco State University Gator Hall of Fame. Carlos has a Master’s in Teaching from the University of San Francisco.
- Lonnie "PopTart" Green a.k.a. The Fillmore Kid is a dance icon and master dance instructor from "The Day Before Hip Hop" in Northern California. The youngest of his pioneering generation of Strutters in San Francisco, CA, he was chosen by Strutting founder Deborah "Granny" Johnson to preserve the inner-city Black dance cultural art form and founded The Strutters Room in 1978. Internationally renowned as a competitor and cultural ambassador, he has been featured in 23 music videos and shared the stages with some of the entertainment's biggest music icons over his 45-year professional career. Most recently featured on KQED's "That's My Word" for his legacy of cultural preservation, he represents the cross-cultural link between Chinese martial arts and street dance culture before it went mainstream and continues to share his knowledge and skill as CEO of Tart Productions International, LLC.