Leo Kiker

Leo K.

New York, NY

Lesson Details

Mixed Martial Arts

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'll begin by seeing how experienced/comfortable you are with MMA. Then, we'll move into some various drills that will work each area of what a MMA fighter should know (this will help me determine where your strong and weak points are, as well as your preferred styles of fighting). A lesson plan will be created to cater to what you need to work on in each area.
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Leo teaches



Leo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+

Teaching since:
March 2008

Hello! I'm Leo, and I will be your prospective tutor for today. I am a New School alum in the literary studies program, with a specialization in fiction writing. Most of my teaching experience stems from a martial arts background (specifically taekwondo, Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu jitsu) , where I taught students ranging from 4-60 years old. I also have experience teaching people how to type, how to improve their reading and writing skills, stage presence, public speaking, self defense, and physical health. I look forward to meeting all of you while helping with whatever you need help with.


General Staff
Aug 2015 - Present
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Welcome visitors, assist with kids classes, help clean studio after hours, maintain Team Fabio Clemente online presence.

Marketing Intern
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Lee Reedy/Xylem Digital

Intern for LRXD that was tasked with creating a marketing campaign for the company's new app, LobbyLink, as well as contacting potential clients.

Personal Chef Assistant
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Personal Chef

Duties included loading and unloading groceries, prepping and cooking food to client specifications, and cleaning up the kitchen after all the food was finished.


Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Literary Studies
Aug 2013 - May 2017
The New School
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Denver East High School


Black Belt Certification
Jun 2009
Trans taekwondo

Certification of achieving the rank of black belt in taekwondo.


Dean's List Scholarship
May 2013
The New School

Photos & Videos

The day I was lucky enough to be the guest instructor at my old instructor's taekwondo studio in Colorado.

Me and my old taekwondo instructor, after five years of not seeing each other.


5 Reviews

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Yousef A. Feb 21, 2016
Creative Writing · Online

My son: "The teacher is great. First lesson was both fun and motivating." Thanks for your time and help.

Neil Nov 10, 2015
Creative Writing · In studio

Patient and encouraging tutoring. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve and trust their own creative process.

keith Sep 19, 2015

Leo is an extremely passionate individual around his major areas of interest. He is completely responsible and reliable. Leo was quite mature in the way that he handled himself in class compared to many of his peers. He is quite articulate and an amazing writer too.

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Eric Sep 17, 2015
Creative Writing · In studio

For a young college man, Leo has learned to be quite a good writer. He's smart, patient and looks at everything with a nice dry humor. Perfect for a learning situation. For a middle school or high school kid, Leo would be a great tutor.

Linda Sep 17, 2015
Creative Writing · In home

This is one bright and consistent young man who is looking to help others by sharing his knowledge with others! He has lots of experience writing poetry, fiction and even publishing a book his first year in college! You can also sample his writing in Deviant Art! His background of Tae Kwon Do and as an officer with junior ROTC attest to his ability to not only work with others well, but to be a leader and teacher. Leo possesses a very calm and methodic approach to teaching that anybody could respond positively toward. Plus he's got a wicked dry sense of humor and stays up on all things interesting and new. Let him help you!

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