Sixel's Martial Arts and Cross Fitness mission is to improve the quality of life and health of each client through the innovative effective fitness training and nutritional coaching. These tools are needed to become healthier, physically stronger, to motivate others to live well, and challenge others in creative ways to live out fuller, smarter, and healthier lives. Our goal is to invoke long-lasting change that will positively impact our community.
David Sixel started out his martial arts career in 1971 under the training of Master Joseph Parks, Master Ok Hyung Kim and in 1998 Master John Townsley. David’s current rankings are purple belt Jiu-Jitsu, 4th dan Tae-Kwon-Do, 4th dan Hakido, 4th dan Judo, and 8th dan Pankration. David has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career ranging in his capacity as a student, competitor, instructor, coach and referee.
David is currently the president of the USA Federation Of Pankration Athlima and Vice President of the World Federation Of Pankration Athlima. He enjoys working with and looks forward to working with all of his students and colleagues.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
David L. Sixel Purple belt Jiu-Jitsu 4th dan Tae-Kwon-Do 4th dan Hakido 4th dan Judo 8th dan Pankration
1975-1981 out standing junior martial arts competition
1982-1983-1984-1986-1989-1991 Black belt of the year
1982 outstanding asst. instructor
1985 Received white house flag from congressman Toby Roth for M/A contribution in the U.S.
1992-1995-2000 Instructor of the year award
1994 outstanding referee and judge award
1995 Most dedicated award
1999 Gold medal sparring, gold medal forms, Pan American games
2000 Part of team USA receiving the gold medal at world pankration championships, Athens Greece
2001 Inducted into the hall of fame society, Purdue University
2002-Silver Medal at the clan challenge, Perth Scotland
2003-Ranked number one in Wisconsin in sparring and forms
2004-Recognized as one of the top ten premier martial arts schools in the United States.
2005-Silver medal in the Puerto-Rico open world championships.
2005-Inducted into the martial arts legion of honor
2006-Gold medal at the European championships, England.
2007-Team captain and manager of the U.S. team to Barnaul Russia
2007-Became FILA world pankration referee, Geneva Switzerland
2008-Elected USAFPA President
2008- Team captain and manager of the U.S. team to Ivanano Russia
2008- Team captain and manager of the U.S. team Tirana Albania
2008- Team captain and manager of the U.S. team to Brussels and Paris France
2009- Team president of gold medal team in Lithuania
2010- Team captain, Jamaica
2010- Team president and manager, Cracow Poland
2010- Team president, World Combat Games, Beijing China 2010- Coached and cornered Mike Sixel at USA vs Russia challenge, Moscow Russia
2011- Team president of the silver medal team in Belgrade Serbia
2011- Team sponsor, Budapest Hungary
2012- Inducted to the Karate Masters hall of fame.
2012- Team leader Sparta Greece
2012- Elected Vice President to World Pankration Athlima Federation
USA Martial Arts AKA - Sixel's Fight Club - Northwoods Martial Arts was built in 1997 by friend, fighter and log home builder Randy Keefe. This was Dave's dream to build a Martial Arts studio for the Martial Arts student. Dave and his son Michael accomplished this together where they continue to instruct and train Martial Artist and Cage Fighters. The 40 x 60 building is a full log complex well suited in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. This is a hand built building by Martial Artist for the Martial Artist. It has a full matted area with a 20 x 20 full event cage. The facility has all the training gear necessary for novice and advanced Martial Artist and fitness enthusiast. The facility is nestled in the beautiful Northwoods of Northern Wisconsin between Eagle River and Rhinelander in the town of Sugar Camp. The facility is available for rent for retreats and private functions. Cage rental is also available..