The spark that started Grand Master Bain’s martial arts fire was the TV show “The Green Hornet.” This show co-starred the world famous martial artist Bruce Lee as Kato. This led him to his introduction to Tae Kwon-Do by Master Soo Young Cha at the age of 12. It was many years later while serving in the US Navy that his serious martial arts instruction began at the Chuck Norris Karate Studio in Norfolk, VA.
Upon his honorable discharge he went to Korea and studied the Korean language at Yonsai University and Tae Kwon Do at the Korean National College of Physical Education in Seoul, South Korea. This experience was priceless as it gave him a real insight into the Korean culture.
Upon returning to the United States, GM Bain set out to study and experience many other martial art systems. He has trained in Korean Martial Arts, Okinawan Martial Arts, Filipino Martial Arts, Chinese Martial Arts and American Martial Arts. GM Bain holds multiple black belts and teaching certificates. GM Bain has said, “I believe we must always keep the spirit of being a student, that way we can learn in all aspects of our life. My job is to give the best quality instruction and continue learning better ways to help my students and their families become winners in life.” In 1998 GM Bain came to the Dallas area as an Instructor for Chuck Norris’ KICKSTART KIDS Foundation.
GM Bain has been married to the beautiful Debbie Bain for 25+ years. They have two adult daughters Caitlan and Thalia that are both black belts.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17
Adam Floyd began learning martial arts in the 9th grade at a local Tae Kwon Do school. His instructors provided him with a foundation in the physical aspects of the art and helped him develop self-confidence, but perhaps more importantly, they encouraged him to take his schoolwork seriously. He was a C student when he started, but after a year or so of training, his attitude and perspective had improved so much that he decided to put martial arts on hold while he focused on getting his grades turned around.
He did so, and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from UT Arlington with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. After college, he began researching some different martial arts styles and was blessed to find John Bain at Plano Self-Defense Studio. Mr. Bain was teaching a blend of Kenpo, Kyusho, and Arnis. Adam found that Mr. Bain's layered teaching methodology and a combination of group classes and regular private lessons provided a depth of knowledge and ability that allowed for true confidence in the self-defense arts. In 2007, Adam earned a 1st degree black belt in Kenpo Jutsu.
Over the next couple of years, Mr. Bain began using the traditional Okinawan forms as a foundation for teaching five major areas, or methods, of self-defense: striking, seizing, pressure points, weapons, and wellness. The result: House of Five Methods. Adam is now a 5th degree black, and looks forward to a lifetime of continued training.
Kris' training in martial arts began in college over 30 years ago where he met a friend who studied Kung Fu. His friend found out that Kris was interested in Law Enforcement and began to train him. Kris also trained for a short time with a karate school, but college schedules and finances put a quick end to it.
After graduating from Texas A&M, Kris did start a career in Law Enforcement, in 1991, and was exposed to certain defensive arts principles. He now has over 25 years’ experience with one of the largest police departments in the country. Kris has hundreds of training hours in intermediate and advanced defensive tactics, including empty hand, alternative/impact weapons, and firearms. His career has also placed him in dozens real life defensive situations.
Kris joined Plano Self Defense just a few days before his 40th birthday in 2008 with his six year old daughter after his wife had sent them to try a class. His daughter stopped after four years of training- but will still critique his kata. Kris is currently ranked a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Jutsu under Professor Bain. Kris was honored to receive a basic and single stick certification in Pambuan Arnis from Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan in 2017, through the diligent teaching of Kuya Guro John.
Kris has been married to his wonderful wife Melissa for over 25 years. Together they have two daughters and a son.