I grew up in Indiana and went to nursing school at Purdue University. After a couple of years of working in the intensive care unit back in the Midwest I started my travel nursing career, landing my first travel assignment in LA at USC medical center. In LA is where I started my Martial Arts journey as well at Krav Maga Worldwide in West LA. I then continued my Krav Maga training up in Santa Barbara where I also began to take private lessons in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Once finished with my Santa Barbara travel assignment (1 year), I took a contract up in San Francisco where I began training Brazilian jiu jitsu under Ralph Gracie Black belt, Renan Silva. After spending about a year in San Francisco, I made the plunge to San Diego where I took a permanent RN position at UCSD in the ICU. I continued my Jiu Jitsu training under Clark Gracie. After about another year of training Martial Arts, one of my instructor Michael Sands asked if I could CPR certify all of the Clark Gracie Academy instructors. I told him I didn’t have my instructor certification, but would look into it so I could train them. 2 months later I received my AHA CPR instructor certification and certified all of the Clark Gracie Instructor. This was the start of Martial Arts Med. I would give something back to the Martial Arts community. As time went on, I realized that my experience in the hospital and Martials arts complimented each other well. I began running self defense classes focused on non-violent techniques. Something nurses and healthcare workers could use in the hospital setting if someone becomes combative or agressive. I have experience a lot of violence during my time working in the hospital and so have a lot of my co workers. Some nurses even out of work to rehab because they were attacked by a patient. I am currently in the process of developing a hospital self defense system.
Another hobby and project I’m working on is called Dose of Laughter SD. I produce comedy shows and perform stand up comedy. I have always loved stand up my whole life and wanted to try it out. After getting on stage once, a little over a year ago, I never turned back. Reading and Writing Comedy almost everyday and performing at open mics all over San Diego 3-5times per week. Continue Reading Meet Chuck Meyers of Martial Arts Med & Dose of Laughter SD