Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

Thought I broke my wrist! Courtesy of Greg Mishkin

Alex Rodriguez, the “Original A-Rod”, is the Publisher and CEO of Alex has been a life-long lover of the martial arts, and is a black belt in Hapkido and Level 3 student in Jeet Kune Do, his primary arts. Alex began his martial arts journey in Ng Ga Kuen (Shaolin Five Animal Kung Fu) under Master Jesus Cisneros at Dragon Rojo in Mexicali, Mexico. 

Over the years Alex has studied Tai Chi, Kenpo, Kali, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, Krav Maga and other martial arts styles.

Alex has been in marketing, public relations and sales since the mid 1980s, and started Diversity Consulting Group in 1995, a company he still manages. Alex is in the process of forming the California Association of Professional and Amateur Martial Artists to ensure that the industry has a voice in Sacramento. is Alex’s brainchild, and our goal is to make this the one-stop place for news on the martial arts industry, traditional martial arts and mixed martial arts on the Internet.

Alex’s martial arts background includes:
Dynamic Circle Hapkido, Grandmaster Dave Wheaton (
Jeet Kune Do and Kali, Sifu Michael Rayas (
Shaolin  Ng Ga Kuen, Master Jesus Cisneros
Shaolin  Ng Ga Kuen, Sifu Franklin Fick
Kenpo, Master Troy Burchett
Kenpo, Sensei Lawrence Valadez
Karate and Jiu Jitsu, Master Israel Velez
Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Kenpo, Master Brett Ernest
Wing Chun, Master Sam Chan
Tai Chi Chuan, Sifu Toni DeMoulin