Video Testimonials

Endorsement by Bruce Lee Protege “At first meeting Bobby Schmelter, I was deeply struck by the sincerity and respect he showed to others. A short time later, I met his sons Brandon and Jared, two fine young men cut of the same cloth. And as I came to know them, I was again struck, this time by their willingness to open their minds and develop skills to new heights in their quests to become Masters of their Martial Art. Bobby, Brandon and Jared are “teachers’ teachers,” who have taken their long years of dedication and learning to the top of martial science. I urge all to get to know and train with them at Iron Circle Martial Arts Newbury Park.  The experience will astonish, and the results come quickly.” Patrick Strong, Personal Student and Protege of Bruce Lee
Endorsement by Law Enforcement Professional “As a current law enforcement sergeant with 20 years experience, I have worked in patrol, custody and investigations. I teach riot and crowd control tactics. I have trained in several different styles of martial arts, and have attended various defensive tactics courses throughout my career. It wasn’t until I started training at Iron Circle Martial Arts Newbury Park that I began to truly learn the most effective and efficient method of self-defense. All of the classes offered are interrelated and street combat effective, from striking, to joint manipulation / locks, to the use of weapons. I highly recommend this system and teaching staff. If you are looking for the very best way to both prepare for and prevail in a violent, physical conflict, this is the system for you.” Sergeant Robert Yoos
Endorsement by Executive Protection Professional “As a professional bodyguard for celebrities and major clients for 20+ years, I can tell you that the training my staff and I have received from Bobby D. Schmelter and his teaching team is the absolute best out there. I have trained at many places throughout my career, but nothing else even compares to the real skills, experience, and quality instruction at Iron Circle. With the safety of my clients on the line, I trust nobody but Bobby and his team to train my staff of executive protection pros. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants or needs real deal protection skills!” Sam R. Executive Protection Specialist
“Governor Wilson strongly supports increased public safety for all Californians. It is always encouraging to hear about individuals like Mr. Schmelter who are committed to helping women attain the awareness and self-preservation skills necessary to avoid becoming victims.” Ray Johnson, Executive Director, Office of Criminal Justice Planning State of California
“I want to thank you on behalf of California State University, Northridge, for your recent presentations of the Pro-active Rape Education and Prevention lectures and workshops on campus for students, faculty, and staff. I have received many inquiries regarding your programs due to the high level of interest generated by your programs.”

Ron Norton,

Director Environmental Health and Safety California State University, Northridge, CA
“It was a pleasure to meet and work with you at the Elite Training Center and Iron Circle Martial Arts Newbury Park.  I learned a great deal from you. I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Carl Wilcox, Ph.D.

Director, Personal Defense Institute, Asheville, NC
“On behalf of the Women’s Center, I would like to thank and commend you for your outstanding work instructing and guiding the students, faculty, and staff and community members of California State University, Northridge, in self-defense techniques and crime prevention. Through my research into the different personal safety programs available to bring to our university, I learned that Iron Circle Martial Arts Newbury Park offers one of the most progressive and comprehensive courses, while incorporating the physical and behavioral aspects of crime prevention. In addition, your great leadership, dedicated customer service, and committed passion for your work are worthy of praise!”

Tanaz Rafiee,

Director, Women’s Center California State University, Northridge, CA
“On behalf of the total Sycamore Canyon School community, I want to thank you and the staff from Iron Circle Martial Arts Newbury Park for putting on a wonderful assembly. You got the students excited about fitness and demonstrated how it all ties in to a healthy lifestyle & good character. Thanks for sharing your time, expertise, and spirit with us! Together we can!”

Dr. Pam Chasse,

Principal, Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park, CA
“Thank you for your participation in this year’s Sequoia 5K and Activity Expo! What a special event it was and we are glad that you were a part of it. The students really enjoyed your booth and the information and activities that you shared with them. Our school couldn’t host such an event without the help and support of establishments like Iron Circle Martial Arts center of Newbury Park.” Physical Education Department, Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, CA
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for taking the time to come to speak to our school faculty, parents, and students about such an important topic as self-defense. The presentation given at our PTG meeting was extremely interesting and informative. It was a wonderful way for the parents and teachers to find out about what the children would be learning in the assemblies, as well as pick up some helpful tips on how to protect themselves. The students really enjoyed the assemblies and demonstrations.” PTG Board, St. Michael’s School, Poway, CA