Kewesi Simon

KES Fitness Managing Director, Founder

NPTI certified personal trainerKewesi is a National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) certified personal trainer. His clients include Oakland police officers, military and paramilitary specialists, executive protection specialists in Close Quarter Combat Tactics, as well as attorneys, doctors, and many other working professionals.

Before establishing KES Fitness, Kewesi worked for major fitness organizations such as Gold’s Gym and The Bladium in Oakland, CA.

Martial Artist

Muay Thai AcademyKewesi was an instructor at the Muay Thai Academy, the oldest Muay Thai gym in North America. He trained under the founder, Kru Suan Nirmalya Bhowmick. Kewesi was educated with the same spirit of Combat Martial Sciences and tactical training that Dr. Nirmalya Bhowmick practiced as a former clandestine Senior Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Operator and the founder of the Henley Putnam University School of Strategic Security, the Akribis Group and the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS).

He trained under Daniel Sabranto of Super Hero Systems for 10 years learning techniques of bare knuckle boxing and power punching. This led him to train with John Grisham of Power Line Systems and creator of The Super Power Punch / The Straight Power Punch. Rounding off his martial arts dossier, Kewesi also trained Serrada Escrima (Stick Fighting) with The Stick Man, Jeff Finder, at Stickman® Escrima as well as studying Brazilian Ju-Jitsu with various professionals in the industry.

Firearm Defense Instructor

Hammer Stryke Self Reliance Training

Kewesi is a certified pistol and firearm home defense instructor. He trained with and continues his education under Dave and John Givens of Hammerstryke Self-Reliance Training. KES Fitness and Hammer Styke frequently do joint women’s survival self defense workshops.

Chinese Orthopedic Massage Practitioner

Kewesi is a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a practitioner of the Tui Na form of Chinese orthopedic massage. Tui Na works to alleviate pain, restore mobility in joints, and return the body to alignment and harmony.

Kewesi Simon, Founder KES Fitness Oakland CA

Oakland Bouncer

As a bar bouncer in Oakland, one of the country’s most dangerous cities, Kewesi developed a keen intuition about people. Over 15 years in that role, taking responsibility for the bar’s safety, he learned how to anticipate and deescalate dangerous situations, leaving the offenders’ egos intact. You can see his series of videos Sucker Punch Oakland to hear the insights of Kewesi and fellow bouncers as they talk about their experiences, the patience, intuition, and integrity required for that profession. These are qualities we instill in all of our team members.

Oakland Raiders Fitness Coach

Oakland Raiders personal trainerKewesi Simon interned with the Oakland Raiders under strength and conditioning Coach Brad Roll, who is currently in the NFL Hall of Fame for his work training professional football players.

Business Community Leader

Kewesi has been active in the Oakland business networking community and in leadership roles. He is currently building a team of service providers in related health care fields who share his values and who can help his clients with specialized care when needed.

Kewesi Simon Oakland Raiders fitness coach