FMAA prides itself on quality of instruction. On average, our instructors have about ten years or more experience in the art of karate, while some have experience or rankings in other arts as well. Many of our instructors and students are or have been competitive athletes in their own right, competing in sports as diverse as golf, tennis, baseball, football, rugby and others. We believe that active bodies and minds increase chances for success academically, in work, and in life.
In addition to the main instructors, FMAA often hosts seminars with visiting instructors on topic ranging from core training methods and approaches to traditional karate, to jujutsu and real world self defense, to women-specific self defense, and competing in sport karate tournaments.
Sensei Tom Kubiak, 5th Dan, Chief Instructor
Chief instructor Tom Kubiak has been training non stop in the martial arts for over 25 years. Beginning his training in Kenpo Karate, he later went on to earn his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Shorin-Ryu Karate. He currently holds the rank of Godan (5th degree) in Shotokan Karate as well as the title of Renshi with the International San Ten Karate Association (ISKA).