Coach Jeremy

My personal mission is to bring greater peace into this world. I believe each individual can be an advocate for peace. However, in order to be an advocate of peace, you must first be at peace with yourself. You must possess the necessary skills, both mentally and physically, to mitigate violence and aggression, again both internally toward oneself and externally regarding other individuals and groups. Hence, this program aims at mental and physical transformation, greater wisdom, humility, and confidence, in order to create individuals who are at greater peace within themselves and who can subsequently bring greater peace into our world. Inner Warriors are essentially peace warriors. I am training advocates for peace - both internal peace and external peace - who co-create a more peaceful reality in this world, for themselves and for others. Therefore, all of those I coach are not clients, they are not patients, they are not students. They are co-creators of and advocates for holistic peace.

Coach Jeremy Pollack


About Coach Jeremy


Jeremy Pollack is an  anthropologist, conflict specialist, and personal development coach. As an anthropologist, he studies human needs theory and concepts of the self, especially with regards to psychological well-being and human conflict. Jeremy has worked as part of a research team at the Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture in UCLA's Anthropology Department, and earned his Master's in Evolutionary Anthropology at California State University Fullerton. He also holds a Master's degree at in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Currently, he is earning his PhD in Performance Psychology at Grand Canyon University. Jeremy is the founder of Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, a conflict resolution firm. He is also currently a Research Fellow at Stanford University, where he does interdisciplinary research bringing together social psychology and conflict resolution. See his scientific research here:

As a coach, Jeremy counsels both private clients and leads support groups in the areas of psychological, emotional, and spiritual development. Jeremy has been studying life coaching since 2006 under Master Coach Paul Velick, and has had his own private practice since 2009. Jeremy uses practical goal-setting techniques and interpersonal counseling, similar to cognitive behavioral therapy, to help clients achieve positive change.


A martial arts practitioner for more than 25 years, Coach Jeremy Pollack is a Black Belt in freestyle Hapkido, a Brown Belt in Urban Combat, a Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor, a Krav Maga instructor (KMA certified Level 1), a Gray Belt in Ninjitsu, and holds blue belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shaolin King Fu, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Kenpo Karate. He is proficient in both hand-to-hand combat as well as in several weapons, both practical and aesthetic. He uses the discipline and focus of martial training to help clients discover their own inner power. Coach Jeremy was also an enlisted member of the armed forces, with the rank of Specialist in the California State Military Reserve (a component of the Army National Guard), Military Police Unit.


Jeremy began studying Taoist arts and philosophy in 1999 at the Taoist Institute in North Hollywood, CA under Taoist Abbot, Dr. Carl Totton. Jeremy is an ordained Daoist priest of the American Dragon Gate Lineage, under the founder, Shifu Michael Rinaldini/ Li Chang Dao, and given the Lineage name of Gui Yan. Jeremy has also studied Zen meditation at the Shambala Institute in Boulder, CO as well as Yogic meditation at the Self-Realization Fellowship. He has been a meditation instructor since 2010.


Jeremy is also a filmmaker, musician, writer, and entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Southern California (USC) and has worked as a professional writer since graduating in 2001. He has directed and produced several independent films; has written and recorded a number of songs for TV, film, and just for fun; has written for magazines and newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, the Ventura County Star, Epoch Times, and others. He was the publisher of Los Angeles’ only Literary & Art Magazine called FORTH. Jeremy has founded and managed several small businesses, including the Academy of Mixed Martial Science, an MMA gym which he sold in 2012, and Compelling Content Solutions, a writing services agency.


Jeremy lives between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with his wife, Jenny, and labradoodle, Denver. When he's not training or coaching, Jeremy enjoys bladesmithing, playing music, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.