Contact Info

Eckman Self Defense
(Private & Group Instruction Only)
 350 East 3000 North
Rexburg ID 83440
Home: 208-356-3232
Cell: 208-390-4724

The Black Belt Academy of Shito Ryu
Instructor: Shon Barnes
Phone: 208-390-3370

Biography of Brian J. Eckman


Tae Kwon Do - Randy Wagoner 1980 to 1981
Shotokan - Andy England 1983 to 1984
Kenpo - Lane Moratz 1986 to 1987, Rick Featherstone 1997 to 1998
Funakoshi - Jonathan Zundel 1996 to 1997
Shito-Ryu & Jujitsu - Brian Stewart (Stewart's United Martial Arts) 1998 to 2005
Jujitsu & Southard Combat - Grand Master Anthony Southard 2007 to Present


Eckman Self Defense (St.Anthony, Idaho) - 2001 to 2007
Eckman Self Defense (Rexburg, Idaho) - 2006 to 2013 (Now operated by Shon Barnes as The Black Belt Academy of Shito-Ryu) Shito-Ryu & Jujitsu Karate (Idaho Falls, Idaho)- 2007 to Present
(Now Operated by Trenton Guthrie as Guthrie Martial Arts)


State of Idaho Grand Champion (2002 Wells Fargo Games)
Amateur UFC Ring Side Judge (2007 to 2009)
Idaho Law Enforcement Reserve Deputy (2008 to Present)
Reserve Deputy Sergeant (2017 to Present)
Member of The International Combatives Self Defense Association
Certified Bodyguard (2007 to Present) 


          1st Degree Black (Southard Combat) June 2007
          4th Degree Black (Shito-Ryu) January 2007
5th Degree Black (Jujitsu) June 2007
6th Degree Black (Jujitsu) August 2011
Madison County Reserve
Madison County Sheriff Office Reserves