"Out of all the academy students, Natalia has had a mountain of self-doubt and fears to get over that has made her stronger as a student, instructor and as a valued member of The Academy. Natalia was one of the first students at The Academy and has traveled the world with me going to seminars to improve her knowledge and skill level so she can be the best instructor (and co-owner) for The Academy possible."
-Coach Michael de Acevedo of The ACADEMY
Natalia Marquez started martial arts and contact sports under Michael de Acevedo teachings in the summer of 2003. She is an apprentice instructor of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Thai Kick boxing, Kali/Filipino martial arts and Combat Submission Wrestling under Michael de Acevedo. She is also a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Greg Nelson and Robin Gracie.
Natalia is also coached and approved by
- World Champion Valery Fedorenko (Head Coach of the American Kettlebell Club) 2007
- World renown Steve Cotter (President of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation) 2008 – 2009
- Pavel Tsatsouline (Chief instructor of the Russian Kettlebell Challenge) 2006
Natalia specializes in working with beginners, kids and women interested in weight loss and fat reduction, Martial Arts Training for fitness, Martial Arts Training for self defense, Kettlebell lifting for fitness and Kettlebell Sport.