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The Hybrid Training Studio has a very cool, unique vibe! Master Coach Joe Chandler has created the perfect training spot! Just the right layout and amount of room for a real workout and effective training! Don't let the building outside fool you! Joe has helped me, grow, learn, and progress as a person, in both mind and body!

I have learned unique ways to approach fitness, balancing my body, and effective street self-defense that have served me well, as I travel frequently, abroad and throughout the US for work. If you want the "Best Instructor, Teacher, and Trainer" in the DC/VA/MD area look no farther! Don't let the outside of the building fool you. The Hybrid Studio is set up for training results and a great place to focus and get away from your everyday stress!
~Bob Chaz, Govt Contractor
Marvin Barnard, M.D. has incorporated several of the Phenom Systems innovative exercises and concepts into his very comprehensive fitness program.

“I have always been very athletic. I have worked out for well over 30 years and am always looking for new information and ways to advance and progress for myself and patients. I keep myself up to date on the new approaches and advances in the fitness industry. I wholeheartedly endorse Black Belt Mystique & The Hybrid Fitness Systems. The imagination and innovation Joe has applied will definitely achieve results. I personally have incorporated some great and completely unique exercises into every one of my workouts. His use of the “Stretchy Thangs” stretch bands is the missing link in every workout. Joe’s ideas will change your mind and body!”

Result = Total Health, Fitness, and Workout Efficiency
~Dr. Marvin Barnard M.D.
M.G. has become an amazing dominant fighter, grappler, and street self – defense instructor. He has reached elite status and received notoriety as an expert in his field. He credits Chandler’s teachings of mind and body from when he was a teenager.

“Mr. Chandler’s creativity, perspectives, and applications are always progressive, comprehensive, and often revolutionary. I started taking martial arts from him at age 14 and always consider him my mentor. I have since become a Close Quarter Combat Instructor and served in the U.S. Marines. I have trained with the best of the best in the U.S. Military in many locations in the U.S. And abroad in the mixed martial arts,boxing, and multiple reality combat situations. Joe is and always has been a true friend and cares about his students and clients.

I learned so much from watching his ability to create effective exercises, drills, and unique approaches for each student, group, and client to reach their potential. In all my experience he still comes up with insights and concepts I have never heard or seen. If you want to get results and reach your goals Blackbelt Mystique and Joe Chandler is your answer.”

Result = Explosive Power and Performance Ready Dominance
~M.G
Russell Green reached a whole new level of flexibility and explosive
recruitment through effective application!


” I was always involved in playing sports and athletics growing up. I was a very competitive sprinter & athlete. I was still doing what he refers to as The Old Mans Workouts, , LOL. I have hosted a popular cable television show”In the Box” and met Joe while interviewing him. He opened my eyes to a totally different approach to fitness and Street Application. I started training with Joe over 10 years ago for Street Self Defense and proficiency in control and restraint techniques.

I served in the U.S. Army and was working in the security field at the time. The Black Belt Mystique Programs & The Phenom Fitness System Joe has created contains exercises, functional stretches, and progressions that are amazing! Most importantly he gives you applications for everything. To reach specific fitness goals or learn effective integrated Martial Arts from Joe he is simply Phenomenal!!!!”

Result – Athletic Explosiveness
~Russell Green
Michelle Lichtman lost 120lbs, 10 dress sizes, and plays competitive
raquetball.


“I could barely move my hips without pain and my mobility was terrible. After working with Joe I have scuba dived in Bali, ride my bike to work without pain everyday, and I even hiked a glacier! Joe is so creative and entertaining he should be illegal!!!!”

Result = Weight Loss and Functional Mobility
~Michelle Lichtman
Ryan Harmon ran the Marine Corps Marathon with no soreness, fatigue, or downtime and increased his overall strength, endurance, and recovery rates.

“I had ran 7 marathons, multiple triathlons, half ironman’s, trained full contact in Muy Tai, and extreme sports. Being from Texas, I was looking for a real challenge, to cross train, and push to another level. I was also in the lottery for the actual “Ironman”. Joe challenged me in ways that took my body to the total extreme. I was totally ripped.

I found muscles I didn’t know I had and felt my body worked on a totally different level.His imagination and insight is limitless. The 1st marathon I ran after working with him I had no soreness, fatigue, or downtime afterwards. His concepts and systems of training are off the hook!”

Result = Intensity and Challenging Cross training for Stamina
~Ryan Harmon
Bruce Henderson lost 40 lbs., increased his functional athletic ability, decreased his body fat 7 %, feels 10 years younger, more balanced, mobile and flexible than ever before.

“I have worked out and been athletic my whole life. I take good care of myself, eat well, and work out on a regular basis. I felt like I couldn’t break the through plateau I was stuck at. You really have to try The Black Belt Mystique & Hybrid Fitness System to believe it! Joe helped me break plateaus, become consistent again, and get my athletic movement and mobility back.

I feel like I went back 10 years and my recovery time is greatly improved. Joe is like a Bruce Lee in his philosophy and approach to fitness and the martial arts. The training is completely innovative, creative, and refreshing. Most importantly you will get results!”

Result = Balance, flexibility, sculpt, weight loss, trim down, functional athletics, and endurance
~Bruce Henderson
Thomas Roosens completely healed a chronic shoulder injury, life time shin splits, increased his strength and power to the 5th power and he sports the 8 -pack abs.

“I came here from Belgium to the D.C. area to work for the embassy and decided to see what I could find here in the way of fitness training. At first I thought fitness in the U.S. was approached in a completely different way. I soon realized Joe just sees and creates a fitness experience that is challenging, interesting , and customized for each specific person.

He can find a way to exercise anywhere with anything and it really becomes a fun experience. Most importantly I am pain free and able to work out hard and very heavy with no significant soreness or injuries. He has a gift for balancing workouts so you achieve maximum benefits with minimal soreness.”

Result = Pain Relief, Strength, and Balanced Overall Fitness
~Thomas Roosens
Beatrice Fenney at age 70 for the first time reached the full splits.

“I just wanted to be more flexible and get rid of the aches and pains.I couldn’t believe in just 8 weeks with Joe I felt so much better and actually was sitting in the full splits!”

Result = (Amazing) Flexibility
~Beatrice Fenney
“Joe did a great job in getting me to believe that I could get back into shape and stay in shape. Would gladly recommend him to anyone wanting a great trainer and coach.”
~Joseph L Donovan Jr
Dear Master Joe,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "I was lucky enough to have Joe as a personal trainer. Although it was for a relatively short time (due to my schedule), I found Joe to be a great motivator, and very friendly, enthusiastic and easy to work with. What I thought put him a notch above others I have worked with is his innovative style - he thinks of different, fun, interesting ways to achieve results, so that working out was never boring! I'm happy to see he's opened his own place!"
~Susan Ju
Dear Master Joe,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.


Details of the Recommendation: "Joe has been my trainer for more than 2 years. He has worked with me with my physical limitations to come up with a program that is perfect for me. He has helped me with my balance and my endurance as well as providing me with more self-confidence about my abilities. He is patient and caring yet tough when he needs to be. I would HIGHLY recommend Joe."
~Lianne Gould
Dear Master Joe,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "If you're looking for a revolutionary way to feel and look good without generic gym workouts and without generic gym trainers, then Joe is the professional for you. Before I knew it, my clothes were falling off. I lost inches and pounds by simply enjoying the well thought-out activities prepared by Joe to fit my unique needs. My behavior and attitude towards fitness has changed. Being active should not be commonplace. It’s comforting to know I don’t have to scamper on a generic treadmill or other generic cardio machines to be dynamic.

By the way, I'm also working on my 'belts' because it’s fun, practical for women self defense, releases stress and activates muscles you don't even realize you have until you feel it first hand. Wow, what a feeling!
~Stepheny Kucera
Dear Master Joe,
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

Details of the Recommendation: "Joe is no ordinary personal trainer. He does not rely on the commonly used approaches to fitness that most people can learn on their own. Instead, Joe utilizes unique approaches and techniques that enhanced my well-being and improved my overall health. In summary, Joe is an excellent instructor who will give you great insight into your body and take your fitness goals to the next level."
~Joshua Bryant
“Joe has been my trainer for more than 2 years. He has worked with me with my physical limitations to come up with a program that is perfect for me. He has helped me with my balance and my endurance as well as providing me with more self confidence about my abilities. He is patient and caring yet tough when he needs to be. I would HIGHLY recommend Joe.”
~Gail Mutnik
I just want you to know, how much I appreciate you as a trainer and as a person. You made a big difference in my life and my health. Your ability to tailor your training to my needs health-wise is unmatched. I’ve had trainers on and off throughout the years and your style is at the top of my list.

Working with you was my first time using the resistance training and with my knees being in the shape that they were, it was easy to complete the workout. I believe your training and the tools you left me with, assisted in the improve of my knees and my shoulder.

I felt that you looked at the whole person not just the shape my body was in but also, what I needed to do to get my strength back. You made the workout more of a time worth looking forward to verse a dreaded task because we did something different at every session and kept the workout interesting. Your easy going approach, even when I didn’t want to do the work, create an atmosphere if peace which allow me to settle into my session and release whatever was holding me back at the moment.



Thanks for your time and efforts. I hope to get back in the swing of training again soon.

Peace and Blessings!!
~Yvonne E. Butler, Legal Secretary, Jenner & Block LLP
Kris has developed strong, fast, and blinding combinations, as well as great hip mobility, endurance, balance, and is just a “badd” confident woman you wouldn’t want to meet in an alley! She is a highly efficient and effective Self Defense Practitioner.


” I started working with Joe just to increase my physical tone and learn some self defense techniques. I have trained with him now for over a year! I enjoy the way he integrates martial arts and fitness training because it has increased my endurance, really challenges me mentally and physically, and is very practical and realistic to defend myself. It’s a major adrenaline rush and stress release I need and look forward too!”

Result – Effective Street Self defense, flexibility, and overall fitness
~Kris
Kelly Hoover lost 30% of her body weight and 40 inches overall, at age 38.

“I was always thin growing up and it was never and issue. After getting a desk job for a few years my body really changed. I gained weight and was really out of shape. None of the old clothes fit anymore. I lost 6 dress sizes and wore the same outfit I hadn’t fit into in 7 years. Joe taught me how to have fun with the workout experience. Now I am actually running in workouts for the 1st time hard and really enjoying my life again!”

Result = Weight Loss, Endurance, and Motivation
~Kelly Hoover