James Onnikian is a former world Kickboxing champion and Golden Gloves boxing Champion. At 5 years old, James found his first teacher Bruce Lee on the television and has always searched to become a master of himself. Through the study of martial arts, James has been deeply connected to his mind, body & spirit. He has practiced the science and lifestyle of Yoga and is a Yogi .James currently conducts yoga Teacher Trainings and owns and operates Maui Hot Yoga and Kickboxing in Hawaii, Yoga Oasis in Woodbury N.Y, along with partner Mary Grace Conti. In addition James also has extensive knowledge in Natural nutrition including Macro Biotic healing, The Raw & living foods diet, The benefits of fasting for longevity and his life’s knowledge of diet and performance as a Professional athlete.
James also has studied in Thailand in the art of Thai Massage in Wat Po said to be the oldest school in the world. James met his current teacher and brother from the past Dr. Bill Akpinar in 2007 and has since been an apprentice practicing natural and alternative Medicine and other healing modalities. His mission and DUTY is to preserve the ancient wisdom of Yoga, martial arts and merge the modern discoveries of medical science and start the first Medical Yoga Doctrine in the United States for the UHSS. Putting the fighting spirit into the healing spirit, James hopes to benefit the wellbeing of mankind for years to come. All Divine knowledge is within us! May we all have peace, health and prosperity!