Profile of Presenters
Master Calvin Longton – 6th degree
Calvin Longton is the Owner & Chief Instructor of Precision Martial Arts in Navarre, FL. Calvin is retired from the military as of 2003 after a career of 24 years spanning 3 branches. He served 13 years with the Marine Infantry & Force Recon, 4 years with the Army Special Forces (Green Beret) & 7 years with the Air Force Special Tactics Combat Control Teams. Some of Calvin’s jobs during his military career include Infantry Platoon Sergeant & Platoon Commander, Surveillance & Target Acquisition (STA) Platoon Sergeant, Force Recon Team Leader, Special Operations Capable (SOC) Regimental Enhanced Training Section (RETS) Small Boat Instructor & Expedient Sentry Elimination Course Instructor, Special Forces Communications Sergeant, Special Operations Terminal Attack Control (SOTAC) Instructor, Special Tactics Team Sergeant, & Special Tactics Advanced Skills Training (AST) Instructor. His qualifications include free-fall parachutist (HALO), Jump Master, SCUBA diver, Dive Supervisor, Mountain Leader, Jungle Survival, & High Risk Personnel Survival.
Calvin began his martial arts training in 1973 at the age of 16. In February of 2003 Calvin & his wife Janet opened Precision Martial Arts. Over the past 39 years Calvin has studied many different martial arts. Wherever the military stationed him he studied what was locally available & trained with like-minded military associates always with the primary interest of developing real-world & practical combat survival skills as relevant to his military occupation. This wide variety of experiences, reality focused mindset & approach to training enabled him to acquire a unique perspective regarding the application of martial arts skills within the military environment & how they can be adapted within a self-defense application.
Calvin has trained in Hapkido (5th Dan), Israeli Krav Maga (2nd Degree Black Belt), Taekwondo (1st Dan), Uechi Ryu Karate, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Judo, Shoalin Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai. He has certifications by the USKMAF, WHA, KHF, NKMAA, ITF, & Israeli Krav International. Calvin is also a Fitness Trainer, with certifications from the ISSA & Cooper Institute. Calvin holds a Master of Arts in Religion (Theology & Apologetics) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Master Longton was on the cover of Taekwondo Times in 2013.