Meet the Instructors

Stephen Browne

Steve Browne has studied martial arts on and off since he was a teen. He is ranked Dai Saam, third-degree black sash in Wu Wei Gung Fu and Blademaster in the Mushin Kan system under John Douvier in Oklahoma City, holds a Lakan Issa first-degree black belt in the Kombatan system of Filipino Arnis de Mano awarded in Dahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and is a recognized instructor of other styles of Filipino Kali-Escrima. In addition he has intermediate to advanced experience in several other arts such as Aiki-Jujitsu, Israeli combatives, and is an instructor of the combatives course taught to the Filipino Recon Marines. He was, for many years, an associate student of the late Terry Gibson’s school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Steve holds an M.A. in anthropology and worked abroad for many years as a teacher and journalist in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Deanna Larsen

Deanna Larsen

Guro Deanna Larsen, Founder of Chain Reaction Martial Arts. Deanna’s martial arts training commenced at the age of 11. She received her 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do from American Karate Studios in 1988. She started training Kali, Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai at the Minnesota Kali Group in 1991. Deanna is an Associate Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto of the Inosanto Academy of Martial arts in Filipino Martial Arts and Jeet Kune Do. Instructor under Guro Mike Omelia in FMA and JKD. Program Director of Warrior Martial Arts Program. Deanna teaches self-defense seminars nationally to women and children.