MEET OUR DEDICATED TEAM

Don Mathews
Grandmaster Don Mathews, 8th Dan
Chief Instructor
  • 8th Dan USA Martial Arts Alliance Association.
  • PHd University of Asian Martial Arts Studies.
  • National Certified Instructor.
  • Started martial arts in 1983.
  • Teaching for more than 35 years.
  • Ohio State Kata Champion.
  • AKJU All-American.
  • International Competitor.
  • Competitor in AAU, USA-NKF, Alliance and Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan organizations.
  • Won numerous Medals and Trophies in competition.
  • Taught numerous National and International seminars.
  • Referee for local, regional and national events.
  • 2020 Outstanding Martial Artist
    - AFKA Hall of Fame
  • 2020 Cleveland Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2020 Whos Who In The Martial Arts Legends Award
    - American Martial Arts Association
  • 2019 Esteemed Martial Artist of the Year
    - Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors
  • 2018 Esteemed Martial Artist of the Year
    - Action Martial Arts Hall of Honors
  • 2017 Leading Japanese Martial Arts Master of the Year
    - USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2016 Traditional Martial Arts Master of the Year
    - USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2016 Diamond Award
    - Miami Valley Tournament Association
  • 2015 Leading International Sensei of the Year
    - USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Leading Karate Master of the Year
    - International Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Master Instructor of the Year
    - United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2014 Instructor Award
    - United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2014 Black Belt Competitor of the Year
    - USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2013 Instructor of the Year
    - United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2013 Karate Lifetime Achievement Award
    - USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2013 Martial Arts Dedication Award
    - Eastern USA International Black Belt Hall of Fame
  • 2012 Karate Lifetime Achievement Award
    - International Karate and Kickboxing Hall of Fame

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

Mary Thomas, 2nd Dan
Assistant Instructor
  • 2nd Dan Senshi Damashii Ryu Karate Do
  • National Certified Instructor
  • Started martial arts in 2013.
  • AKJU National Champion
    ----- Kata,Kumite,Kobudo
  • Competitor in USA-NKF, Alliance
    and Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan organizations.
  • Won over 200+ Medals and Trophies in competition
Karma Bartley, 1st Dan
Assistant Instructor
Joel Gardner
Sempai
Christina Gardner
Sempai


OFFICE STAFF

Janet Journey
Office Staff
Renee McKenna
Office Staff