Master Tim Calvin, Martial Arts Instructor

Kids Martial Arts in Antioch

Master Tim Calvin

Master Tim is the founder of Split-Second Response Martial Arts. He has trained in the martial arts for over 27 years. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo, a 5th Degree Black Belt in Senkotiros Arnis (Philippine Stick & Knife Fighting), a Level II Krav Maga Instructor, certified Kickboxing Instructor, Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, a BSIS Tactical Baton Instructor, an NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Program Instructor, and an NRA Firearms Instructor. 

He has a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) degree in Business Management from Western Governors University (WGU), a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from WGU, and he is currently working on earning a Doctorate in Organizational Change and Administration from Cal Baptist University (CBU).

Master Tim is a former police officer with (8) years of law enforcement experience. He was employed by the Oakland and Novato Police Departments, where he worked Patrol and as an Undercover Narcotics Officers, Defensive Tactics Instructor, a S.W.A.T. Operator, an ASP Tactical Baton Instructor, and an Instructor of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. He attended and successfully passed the FBI's Defensive Tactics Instructors Course and their S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) Course. 

Master Tim served (6) years in the U.S. Marine Corps served as a H.A.W.K. Missile Operator. He served during "Operation Desert Storm" and was honorably discharged in 1992 as an E-5 (Sgt.). 

Master Tim has received several awards for community service and giving back to our youth, including the "Diversity Award" from JFK University, the "Men of Merit Award" from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, and STAND, and the "Making a Difference Award" from the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office. He is also, the Director of AMAPA=4-Kids, non-profit organization, created to help at-risk youth and a former board member of the Antioch Kiwanis Club and Antioch PAL (Police Activities League). 


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