For us, the martial arts serves as an avenue unlike any other to develop a sense of belonging, true camaraderie, goal setting and achievement, strengthened self-esteem and self-confidence, a passion for learning, improved focus, improved self-discipline, a higher level of courtesy/humility and strong perseverance.
quality martial arts instruction provided in a safe, supportive and family friendly environment.
Master Greg Garves
6th Degree Black Belt Chief Instructor
"It brings me great joy to see the student who was once bullied now standing up for him/herself; the student who was acting out in the classroom demonstrate self-control and the bully who learns that he does not have to be mean to others for self-value."
Mrs. Diane Garves
2nd Degree Black Belt Academy Administrator
"My excitement and drive comes not just from my love of the martial arts, but from the opportunity to get to know each one of our students and their families. I am passionate about learning who you are, what your goals are and how our team might be a part of helping you reach your goals."
Mrs. Heather Hampton
Brown-Stripe Belt Program Director
"I am so excited about our commitment to providing not only excellent martial arts training but also the character development that is fostered through out each class and the culture. I love seeing members crush goals and make progress on the mat as well as in daily life."
Mr. Ascher Carlson
2nd Degree Black Belt Assistant Instructor
"I find immense joy working with each and every student who walks through our doors! Every time I see somebody catch on to something and have their 'I can do this' moment I crack a small smile."
Mr. Ryan Schroeder
1st Degree Black Belt Assistant Instructor
"I have seen the benefits of discipline, self-control, and confidence for my sons, and have been blessed to join-in with my wife, Cortney."
Mrs. Julie Hillman
Blue-Stripe Belt Assistant Program Director
"I love my role at the academy because I get to meet new people, make meaningful connections, and help to build a sense of community and belonging for others. I value each academy member, and I get super excited to celebrate their growth and achievement right along with them!"
Mrs. Sharon Overland
Brown Belt Assistant Instructor
"I enjoy helping and encouraging people to learn new things, and to see their potential and value in life. It is fun to watch someone overcome a challenge and then see them look back knowing they had what it takes to do it!"