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Michael  O’Brien, 38

Shogun CrossFit Affiliate Manager/Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Coach’s Preparatory Course
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
  • CrossFit Kettle Bell Certification
  • CrossFit Endurance Certification
  • CrossFit Certified Judge
  • 2012 CrossFit Asia Regional Team Winner
  • 2012 CrossFit Games competitor
  • 2013 Open, Regional and Games Official (Judge)
  • 2014 CrossFit Asia Regional Team Winner
  • 2014 CrossFit Games competitor

Bio: Michael is a testament to those people who are working to overcome significant injuries through CrossFit. He has had not one, but TWO spinal surgeries while on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. The doctors said that after his cervical spine was fused with titanium plates and screws he would be left with had over 70% nerve damage to the right side of his body. The nerve damage, paired with severe muscle wasting, the doctors told him his career was over. After 18 months of rehab there was no measurable improvements in strength. Michael turned to CrossFit and was forever changed. With hard work and dedication to the “sport of fitness” he is back to nearly perfect performance on physical fitness tests and competed in the CrossFit Games for the Fourth year in a row in 2014.

Favorite WOD: Isabelle
Favorite Lift: Snatch

Lisa “Chalk Queen” O’Brien, 42

Lisa Ring

SCF Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
  • 2012 CrossFit Asia Regional Team Winner

Bio: Lisa started CrossFit in November 2010. She was a recovering triathlete in need of a program that fit into her busy lifestyle as a Marine, Mom and Wife. The introduction to CrossFit enabled her to push past strength and endurance goals not obtainable with traditional long, slow, distance (LSD) training methodology. She quickly became addicted to the challenging and competitive training and loves the family atmosphere that surrounds the CrossFit Community. As a CrossFit Trainer with Shogun CrossFit, Lisa motivates and inspires athletes during their workouts, helping them achieve their goals!

Favorite WOD: Anything with Weights
Favorite Lift: Clean

Alleem “the Viking” Humber Jr, 32

SCF Coach

       •   CrossFit Level 1 Certification
       •   CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
       •   Taekwondo 2nd Degree Black Belt Certified Instructor
       •   2011 CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regional Competitor

Bio: Alleem started CrossFit late 2006 at CrossFit Dover close to his base of 11 years.  A fierce competitor since a young age, Alleem was into many disciplines of martial arts.  Boxing and Taekwando kept him out of jail during his teens.  Then Haidong Gumdo and Jiu Jitsu kept his mind focused after joining the Air Force and constantly flying missions into the desert.  Entering every kind of “stand up fighting” tournament was his passion, till a knee injury took him out of the ring in fall of 2006.  Searching for something to fill his competitive nature long time friend George Dobbins introduced him to CrossFit and said, “Bro, every day is a fight here, and then the next day it gets fiercer!”.  Even after his surgery in 2007 the functional movement and ability to scale WoDs brought Alleem back from his injury so fast his surgeon was even amazed!  Now joined with Shogun CrossFit, Alleem has found his new passion, training others in whatever goals they may have or want to achieve.

Favorite WOD: Isabel and Annie

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Kaylee “She-Ra” Martin, 24


SCF Trainer

       •   CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Certified Judge

Bio: Kaylee began CrossFit in January 2012.  Throughout high school she competed all 4 years on the varsity cross country and track teams.  Upon entering college at Indiana State, Kaylee was no longer running competitively…but she was slangin’ weight at the school’s globo gym.  After gaining a whopping 15lbs of muscle her freshman year, she began competing in the Indiana State bodybuilding show, as well as various Figure competitions through the National Physique Committee.  Kaylee continued doing Figure competitions until she graduated in 2011.  Shortly after, a friend asked if she wanted to try CrossFit since his buddy had just opened a “box”.  It only took a 7min AMRAP of 7 burpees & 7 thrusters to surprisingly, convince her to go back.  Since then, Kaylee has trained consistently due to the gains that CrossFit has provided her – increased endurance, better flexibility/mobility, regular PRs for all Olympic lifts, growth in gymnastics, and overall a healthier lifestyle.  Kaylee qualified individually for the Asia Regionals in 2013 (45th) and 2014 (23rd), however her busy job (active duty Air Force) keeps her on the road quite a bit and she has yet to taste that Regionals glory…::fingers crossed for 2015::. You’ll find her reining hate & destruction on the 1730 WODers.

Favorite WOD: Anything…stay positive, right??

Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk


Lauren “Horse Legs” Strike, 34


SCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Endurance Certification

Bio: Lauren started CrossFit in 2011 at CrossFit Valdosta. After years of half marathons and marathons she had great endurance but realized her fitness was missing something important… strength!! A friend suggested she try CrossFit and the rest is history. When Lauren moved to Okinawa in 2012, she instantly fell in love with Shogun CrossFit and decided to become a Level 1 trainer. She attributes several top place mud run finishes to CrossFit. When Lauren isn’t galloping around the fitness center track she can be found coaching at the 1200 or 1730 WOD’s.

Favorite WOD: Kelly and Karen (Wall Balls baby!!!)

Favorite Lift: Squat Clean


Raynard “Tsuki” Tsukiyama, 31

SCF Coach

       • Crossfit Level 1 Certification
Bio: Tsuki’s first WOD was while he was deployed in 2010.  Thought he was in shape, he quickly learned that just bench pressing 300# doesn’t make you in shape.  That humbling experience was enough to show Tsuki that globo gyms was holding him back.  “3 sets of 8-10 will only get you so far,” says Tsuki.  It is the shared suffering of fellow athletes that really keeps him coming back.  Now as trainer he really strives to share that sense of community, and family to every athlete that comes through the SCF doors.  “Seeing people come back is one of the most rewarding parts of being an SCF trainer.”

Favorite WOD: Chelsea

Favorite Lift: SQUAT Clean


Heidi “Handstand” Wolfe, 37

SCF Trainer

       •  Crossfit Level 1 Certified

       •  European Individual Competitor 2010

Bio: Heidi has a strong instructional and athletic background earning her Masters of Education from Michigan State and completing a 17 year gymnastics career as a Division 1 collegiate gymnast. In 2008, after having her second baby and needing a workout that was quick and efficient, her husband encouraged her to try CrossFit. Heidi spent the next few years hitting WODs at a globo gym and the base fitness center. While in England, a Health and Wellness Center trainer suggested she compete in the 2010 Games Sectionals. Heidi followed the advice, and placed second. She went on to compete at the 2010 European Regionals in Halmstald, Sweden. Later that year, Heidi received her Level 1 Certification at CrossFit Central London. Now that the kids are in school, she has time to volunteer regularly and is very excited to be part of the Shogun CrossFit box!

Favorite WOD: Fran

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Jennifer Albee, 35

Albee Bio


SCF Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification (February 2013)
  • CrossFit Endurance Certification (May 2014)

Bio: Jenny started CrossFit in fall of 2012 here at Shogun CrossFit.  She came to our fundi class to appease her husband, also a Shogun Coach, and never looked back.  She continued to run, including decreasing her marathon time to under 4 hours by just doing CrossFit.  However, now she would much rather through around some heavy weight than put in crazy amounts of miles.  In addition to running, Jenny played high school volleyball and some basketball and has always enjoyed being active.

She also competed in the CrossFit Open in Spring 2013 and finished in the top 20% of Asia.  In the Open 2014 she finished 35th in Asia and qualified as an individual competitor in Asia.  She declined her offer and is part of the Shogun Regionals Team 2014.

After finding her love for CrossFit she decided she wanted to help others also find that love and became a trainer in February 2013.  You will find her at the 1630 class.

Favorite WOD: Anything withour MU’s and C2B’s!

Favorite Lift: Power Clean

Brandon “Big Country” Haigood


SCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Bio: Brandon started CrossFit in June 2012 here at Shogun CrossFit.  His supervisor kept talking about it so when he got back from an “Undisclosed Location” I came to the fundamental class.  He played football, basketball, and did high jump in high school.  In the high jump I jumped 6’6” and still hold the school record.  He was ranked number 2 in the State of Texas for 3A.  After starting CrossFit he saw huge improvement with the way he felt,  looked and my performance on the Air Force Fitness test.  He knew for sure he wasn’t going back to the old globo gym ever again. Brandon earned his Level one cert in Dec 2013 and began training in Jan 2014.  Since starting Brandon has not stopped learning new things and broadening his skills and setting new PRs.  One day all he wishes is to “have the strength of Alleem, the form of Michael, and the hair of Darrell”.  Brandon typically coaches the 0600 WOD.

Favorite WOD:  Isabelle

Favorite Lift: Snatch

Darrel “Sunshine” Wang, 22

darrel wang


SCF Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Certified Judge

Bio: Darrel  is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and has been an athlete since birth with experience in a variety of sports including  track & field, soccer, and basketball. He was a 4 year member of the Varsity Track and Field team in high school. After suffering a serious hip injury, he had his partial-athletic scholarship to a Div II school revoked, but that didn’t stop his compassion for fitness. Darrel claims to be part of two homes; Team Invictus and Team Shogun. He also aspires to be part of the CFL1 seminar staff as well as an affiliate manager one day. His passion for competition, fitness, and helping others lead healthy lives is transparent and he loves inspiring others to be the best that they can be.

Favorite WOD: Bear Complex @ 225#

Favorite Lift: High Hang Snatch @300# and up!



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