Head Instructor / Owner
Head Instructor Billie Buss has spent his life studying and competing in martial arts and martial sports as well as health and fitness. His path began on the mats as a young child, and he went on to be trained by Olympic wrestlers and coaches from elementary through high school, and to compete successfully in both Folk Style and Freestyle wrestling at the state and national levels.
As a teenager, Mr. Buss fell in love with traditional martial arts training and received a first degree black belt and a third degree black belt in traditional Korean martial arts systems. During this time, he competed in many tournaments, winning one world championship in point sparring, three back to back world championships in continuous sparring, two back to back world championships in submission grappling, as well as national championships in sparring and submission grappling, all in the black belt level divisions.
The passions that Mr. Buss felt for traditional martial arts shaped his decision on education and lead him to study traditional Chinese medicine here in the United States as well as in China. He is certified through the East West Healing Arts Institute and the Halong Jiang University.
Believing that health and physical fitness is equally important to martial arts technique, Head
Instructor Buss first became certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2006 and he continues to maintain his personal trainer certification for working with members at his school in group fitness classes as well as personal training.
Mr. Buss believes each of these specialized fields have helped shape his knowledge base and have lead him on the path to co-founding the Wisconsin Martial Arts and Fitness Centers where people are able to learn a unique blend of traditional martial arts and fitness to develop their personal potential in a safe, positive, and empowering way.
Alongside Head Instructor Charles Dean, Mr. Buss has implemented programs in the Madison community that include working with at risk youth, self-defense, bully prevention, and women’s empowerment.
Head Instructor Buss says “Martial arts and Fitness have brought so much light and positivity to my life and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share that with the people around me!”