Movement Specialist, Martial Artist, Philosopher

2014 Climb up Mt. Whitney (14,508ft/ 4421m) near Lone Pine, CA.

I am Brent Brayshaw, specialist and philosopher of movement. I am a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a DNS Certified Exercise Trainer, and a Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Instuctor.

I earned both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. 

Much of my life has been shaped by movement, from learning martial arts to hiking in the mountains. These activities have brought me a natural fulfillment and understanding of my body.  I strive each day to explore the limits of my whole being--body, mind, soul. I believe movement is much more than just a physical phenomenon.  It defines us as living beings, and changes not just our physical forms, but our minds and spirit as well.  Movement affects all things in the universe, and intentional movement is what separates life from non-living matter.  Thus, not only do we learn about ourselves through movement, but we gain wisdom and connection to everything around us.  

Tough Mudder LA 2014 with my brother, Jason.

Tough Mudder LA 2014 with my brother, Jason.

I hope I may spend my life sharing the joy of movement with all I meet.  Thus, in addition to the blog and my general background, I have dedicated part of this site to Tai Chi Summit: a group of friends and colleagues that share a love for movement, especially in the martial arts.  For me, martial arts have influenced my philosophy and understanding of the world and my place in it.  The great swordsman-philosopher, Miyamoto Musashi, followed Budō (武道), a philosophy stating a devotion to martial arts develops not only one's martial abilities, but one's abilities in all things.  I feel this philosophy captures the essence of human movement as a unifying force to change the world!  

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Peak ACHIEVEMENTS:

2018

Joshua Tree Half Marathon Finisher, Silver Strander Half Marathon Finisher.

2017

San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Finisher, Golden Gate 50K Finisher (Won 3rd Place in 20-29yo age division).

2016

San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Finisher, Socal Tough Mudder

2015

Founded the CSUF Tai Chi Club, LA Tough Mudder (3), Presented at the IAPS Conference in Cardiff, Climbed Mt. Whitney (5), Socal Tough Mudder (4)

2014

LA Tough Mudder, Volunteer and attendee at the International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium, Climbed Mt Whitney (4), SoCal Tough Mudder (2)

Mt. Whitney, Summer 2014

Mt. Whitney, Summer 2014

2012

Graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton

2011

Climbed Longs Peak (14,259ft/ 4,346m)

Longs Peak, Summer 2011

Longs Peak, Summer 2011

2010

President of Kung Fu Club, Co-founded CSUF Japanese Culture Club

2009

President of CSUF Kung Fu Club

2006

Earned Eagle Scout Rank, Climbed Mt Whitney (3)

2004

Climbed Mt Whitney (2), Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft/ 5,895m)

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Summer 2004

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Summer 2004

2003

Climbed Mt. Whitney (14,508 ft/ 4,421m)