Oliver Whitcomb – American Educator
Oliver Whitcomb is an American educator. He founded and owns Sawtooth Martial Arts in Hailey, Idaho since 1979. Since that time, he has trained Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do, earning 8th Dan, Sa Bom Nim (23268). Additionally, Gravity Fitness & Tennis operates under his direction.
Early Life and Education
Whit was an accomplished bassist and could often be heard performing locally and at special events like Aspen’s inaugural jazz festival. Additionally, he sang in church choir and participated in church-related activities while also being an enthusiastic rafter and camper.
At his memorial service, speakers remembered some of his more humorous moments while reflecting upon the tremendous impact he had in their lives; for decades, he delivered nearly every baby born in Aspen and helped secure its new hospital project.
He co-authored The Genesis Flood, which combined his expertise in both theology and science, selling over 100,000 copies and having an enormous influence on the creation movement.
Whitcomb joined Perth Lynx in 2015 as an import player and quickly made an impressionful impact that earned her recognition by being named to their Team of the Week. Over her four year WNBL career she made 68 of 181 three-point attempts with an accuracy rate of 37.6%; ranking seventh overall.
On 28 June 2022 during Seattle’s home game against New York Liberty she made nine out of 16 field goal attempts at 52% accuracy and earned two rebounds while scoring 13 points and making four assists within 28 minutes of court-time.
Whitcomb moved from her career in the WNBA to Hailey, Idaho after retiring, opening Sawtooth Martial Arts and Gravity Fitness & Tennis as well as teaching modified martial arts to children and adults with cognitive disabilities.
Achievement and Honors
Oliver Whitcomb has trained some of the premier adaptive ski athletes. Laurie Stephens won both downhill and giant slalom in sit-ski category at IPC Alpine World Cup while Stephani Victor took home three medals for standing category competition. Additionally, Whitcomb has trained several National Championship and Olympic medalists.
He established Sawtooth Martial Arts, The Gateway Wellness Center and Gravity Fitness and Tennis in Hailey in 1996 and 2018. As well as teaching Soo Bahk Do or traditional Korean Karate to children and adults alike, he also holds functional gym classes using gravity to align joints, strengthen and stretch muscles as well as decompress spines – most recently Demi Moore said yes when asked by her teacher!
Oliver Whitcomb is an American educator with light brown hair. From 1999 to 2002 he was in a relationship with Demi Moore (both straight).
Demi was Hollywood’s highest-paid actress when she split from action star Bruce Willis and began dating martial arts instructor Oliver Whitcomb, eventually living together at their Idaho mansion while often wearing a tiara or veil.
Since starting training with the Moo Duk Kwan in 1979, Whitcomb’s work with this martial art has remained an integral part of his life. He currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Jeff Moonitz Sa Bom Nim and has visited its Headquarters thirteen times in Seoul, South Korea.
He works closely with wounded veterans, teaching them breathing and stretching techniques as part of their recovery and rehabilitation.
Oliver Whitcomb is a professional martial arts instructor and the owner of Sawtooth Martial Arts in Sun Valley. He teaches martial arts classes to children, young adults and senior citizens as well as providing breathing and stretching exercises to wounded veterans in hospitals. Oliver also organizes camps and workshops designed to accommodate children of all ages and abilities.
Demi Moore recently became engaged to Oliver Whitcomb, whom she met when giving her daughters martial arts lessons. They have been in a relationship for some time, and were recently seen purchasing wedding veil and tiara at Fred Leighton Jewellers in Las Vegas.
On 1 February 2018, Whitcomb became a naturalised Australian citizen, and was immediately included into the Australian Opals squad for the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup due to Leilani Mitchell withdrawing due to a lower leg injury.