Craig Balcom


Craig Balcom
Martial Arts

Craig Balcom has devoted the bulk of his life to the study, practice, and teaching of traditional martial arts and yoga. Holding black belts in several styles, Craig is also an instructor of multiple styles of Tai Ji and Kung Fu and was an international champion on the martial arts circuit. Craig is the highest ranking instructor of Yin Yoga in the world, having studied directly under the founder for over ten years.


Craig has authored a book and instructional video on Tai Ji and has several articles published in major magazines on subjects as diverse as senior fitness and Qi Gong. Craig has also written, starred in, and produced a long-running local television show.


As a group exercise instructor and manager for the country's largest chain of gyms, Craig taught master classes in indoor cycling, yoga, senior fit, aqua, cardio kickboxing, boxing, and many others. He has been a guest lecturer and has demonstrated at colleges and universities throughout southern California.


A proud southern California native, Craig's family established farms and ranches in southern California in the 1800s. He spent his boyhood hiking the hills and valleys, and as an adult has returned to his roots as a farmer and native son. Craig now owns Budo, which among other things, offers the Budo Experience.