Head Instructor

Mu'allim Azeem McDaniel

Mu'allim  Azeem Eric McDaniel has great passion, love, and respect for Eastern and Western forms of Martial Arts. He has a combined 30 years of experience in combat fighting. Starting in his journey, as a youth in Western Boxing. He has competed in several tournaments and won many championships across the country .

At early adulthood, Mu'allim Azeem wanted to expand his knowledge by learning Chinese Kung Fu. He studied the Southern style of Choy Lay Fut under Grandmaster Mak Han Fai. While reaching Instructor level (Sifu) in this discipline, he taught for several years in various Seattle areas. Still driven by the passion of learning other combat systems. His journey lead him to the Filipino form of stick fighting Balintawak Eskrima,studying under the Velez line  with vigorous 1-1 training sessions, Mu'allim Azeem reached Full Qualified Instructor (Level 7 Guro).  Mu'allim Azeem is a three time USA Martial  Arts Hall of Famer and also a 2019 Philippine Martial Arts hall of fame inductee .Services as a Network Engineer and does community outreach for adults wanting to change their lives for the better through Martial Arts

Assistant Instructors
Mario Saucedo
Najib Felouati
Africa Group

Najib Felouati is big Fan of martial arts and combatives systems, He discovered the passion since childhood. His father who is now passed away was his first instructor, teaching him some grappling and fencing concepts and principles.

Najib started training in clubs in 1987 practicing several styles and systems.

He is now certified as instructor in traditional kung-fu,  sanda, Wing-chun,  and kali sikaran.

He participated in many competitions and championships, won the national sanda championship in 1995.

When he started Puget Sound Eskrima Combat Balintawak under the guidance of Muaalim Abdul Azeem McDaniel, it was completely a new dimension of real vision that he needed to enhance his training that he was looking for.

I am so proud and feel blessed to be his student.

As a group leader my duty is to share the most I can that wisdom with the most dedicated and interested people.

My advice: the best way to become better is to be always a student.

Keep calm and train (PSEC).

Assistant Instructor Africa Group
   Zouheir Rafik
"Train Hard explore yourself"