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Yan Agrest

At age 12 Yan and his family moved to Charleston from the former Soviet Union. Enrolled at the West Ashley location of Masters Studios at 14 years old as an aid to adjust to American life. With his natural athleticism and high energy personality, Yan quickly became an instructor under Masters Studios co-founder Phil Beauregard in 1998. Currently a Fifth Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate, Yan is the director of the North Charleston Masters Studio. A large part of Yan’s martial arts philosophy and passion is guiding children and adults towards their unique and natural rhythm of learning allowing them to do things they thought impossible a short time ago.


Brandon Jackson

Brandon grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC. He Began his training in 1993 under Masters Studios co-founder Mike St. Amand. In December in 1999 he achieved his childhood goal of becoming a Black Belt. After High School, immediatly joined U.S. Army and served 3 years on Active Duty, from 2004 - 2007. During this time he studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and served one tour overseas as a Fire Support Specialist. Brandon began training at the North Charleston Studio Masters Studio in 2011 under Yan Agrest. In 2012 he bacame the Chief Instructor of the North Charleston Studio and currently holds 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate. Brandon enjoys helping students to reach their goals and loves to see them progress both in life and martial arts. In his personal time he likes to collect comic books and various pieces of artwork, play guitar and spand time with his daughter Carys.