- Certified Krav Maga Instructor
- Lifetime Martial Artist
- Self-defense Expert
- Tactical Urban Personal Protection Expert
Mr. Burke’s credentials and reputation spans over 27 years as a martial artist, self-defense expert, competitor, motivator, and instructor. Jake grew up rough on the streets of Providence. That’s where his training began. At the age of eighteen, he turned to martial arts as a way to defend himself. He’s now a 7th degree black belt in Vee-Arnis-Jutsu (25 years).
Mr. Burke spent over a year and a half in Thailand and continues to travel to Thailand annually for a month at a time. Although he loves Thailand, Jake goes there strictly to train Muay Thai with livings legends like Sakmongkol Sithchuchok, Sanchai Sor. Kingstar, Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj, and of course his good friends from Fairtex in Pattaya, Rambo, Fanta, Champ, Yodsanklai, and many more.
That’s why if you train with Jake it will feel like you’re training in Thailand. And to his credit, he has trained World Muay Thai Champions that have fought internationally. In addition to being the head martial arts instructor at Burke’s Martial Arts, Jake is also the owner. Jake runs a clean, professional operation that strives to help members get results. The goal is to help people learn simple ways to defend themselves and their families in life-threatening circumstances. Burke’s Martial Arts is a place where adults of any athletic ability can participate in martial arts or personal protection training. Members enjoy world-class service and the best martial arts training available in Rhode Island.