Kristen DeBruycker in Elite Sports No Gi Gear

Kristen DeBruycker

Famous Throat Puncher

Kristen has been studying Martial Arts since she was a child. Over the years she's studied Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Jeet Kun Do, and Kali. She is a full-time instructor at Master Pedro Sauer's headquaters in Herndon, Va. Martial arts are her passion and she has a light hearted fun teaching style. Oh yeah and she likes to throat punch Paul! See what else she's up to at her blog!

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Paul Schmidlen

Famous Throat Punchee

Paul has over 10 years experience training in the Filipino Martial Arts. That's right! He can really do all that stick and blade flashing you see in the episodes. He also creates handmade jewelry. If you're interested in Paul's craft check out his Etsy store STSwearables. We pretty much don't script him. He's just like that in real life.

Benjamyn Smith

Accidental Cameraguy and Editor

Ben picked up a camera and thought he would just snap some pictures while hiking. The joke was on him. Now his life is spent at a computer staring at video that needs editing. He's the man behind the scenes at Throat Punch Thursday. He directs, shoots the video, and edits all the episodes. He's also a full-time movement coach. Check him out at