Plus One Defense Systems West Hartford CT Martial Arts Training

Plus One Defense Systems West Hartford CT Martial Arts Training


Instructors at Plus One Defense Systems will help you meet your training goals in a healthy and positive environment. We’re very proud to have the talented team that we do.   Please click an instructor’s name below to view that instructor’s picture, profile, personal statements, and some noted achievements.

Elias Morales, Jr.

Elias, martial arts classes in West Hartford CT- InstructorInstructor Name: Elias Morales, Jr.

Styles Taught: Sho Biyn Jiu, Kung-Fu, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Freestyle Kickboxing, MMA, Capoeira

Currently Studying: Sho Biyn Jiu, Kung-Fu, Karate, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai, MMA

Current Ranks;
Tang-Soo-Do – apprentice black belt
Uechi-ryu – green belt
Sho Biyn Jiu – blue belt
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – purple belt
Muay thai – Level 8
Freestyle kickboxing – Orange sash
Capoeira – cordel verde

Youth black belt point sparring state champion, youth and adult/black belt (point sparring, forms & wood breaking) national champion, multiple youth & adult/black belt division champion, 2004 tang soo do martial artist of the year, 2005 Tang-Soo-Do best martial artist role model award. Multiple gold medalist zone champion, Naga 1st & 2nd place white belt division, and multiple wins in local tournaments at the blue and purple belt rank.

Martial Arts Biography;
I value the lifestyle and virtues of a true martial artist: Respect, Discipline, Honor, Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Courage and Compassion. I grew up watching Bruce Lee and all sorts of martial arts movies with my father, who was my motivation when I first began studying Uechi-Ryu Karate at age 6. My experience with this Okinawan art boosted my confidence and allowed me to successfully deal with the bullies I encountered in my youth. I later became interested in Tang-Soo-Do, a Korean style of karate, and earned my apprentice black belt and a position as an instructor. I greatly valued my time as a young instructor, and that experience is when I first began to appreciate the art of teaching.

In 2007 I found Plus One Defense Systems and was able to continue my martial arts career. I have dedicated myself to mastering the styles offered here and to continually improving my skills as an instructor. Remembering the virtues of the martial arts, I am always a student, and I am excited to help others meet their goals!

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