Dan Strametz


Dan has worked with Brand X since its humble beginnings as a small martial arts studio, but he has been training and teaching adults and kids for almost three decades. He is CrossFit Brand X’s senior CrossFit trainer and is the Teen Gauntlet competition director for CrossFit Kids Headquarters.

When Dan is not instructing classes at Brand X, he can be found at the middle school where he runs a CrossFit Kids after school program. In addition to being a CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kids trainer, Dan has attended the Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, mobility, endurance, and CrossPIT specialty seminars.

Dan has spent the majority of his life immersed in the martial arts and brings that profound experience to his running of CrossFit Brand X’s reality-based self-defense program, which includes adult self-defense and kids Kenpo karate, Krav Maga, and safety and self-defense seminars for women. He is a fifth-degree Kenpo black belt and has earned the distinction of Sifu. In addition, he is a KMNTC-certified Krav Maga instructor and is a certified Personal Defense Readiness coach, which is based on Tony Blauer’s SPEAR system.