Founder



Brent Earlewine is the Founder and Master Instructor of the Combat Shillelagh System. He started his martial arts journey over 35 years ago and has spent that entire time studying, training and travelling all over the world in the martial arts.  He is a Dai Shihan, (JuGodan, KuGyo Happo Biken) in Budo Taijutsu and the lead instructor at the Pittsburgh Bujinkan Taka Seigi Dojo.  In addition. he holds Blackbelt rank in Tang Soo Do as well as Muso Ikken Ryu Batto Jutsu Japanese Swordmanship. 

Brent is an Internationally Certified  PPM Personal Protectives Measures Instructor (Level I and Advanced Edged Weapons Level II) under the guidance of the Sentinal International Group, as well as being an Certified NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor.  He also holds certificates in A.L.I.C.E. Active Shooter Defense methodology and is certified in the Left of Bang Combat Hunter Program. Throughout his martial arts studies, he has focused on staff and bladed weapons of all types and sizes giving him deep domain expertise on uses and applications. He has brought this knowledge to a modern day interpretation of the Shillelagh.

See you on the mats.