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About Us 2017-02-17T20:27:14+00:00

EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY

At Master Black’s Martial Arts you will find a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning the martial arts, making new friends that will help keep you on your path of coordinating body mind and spirit. Students of all ages will benefit from training at our facility surpassing their highest goals.

Our school is a family friendly environment where the whole family can train and have fun learning and goal setting. Classes combine fun and excitement of martial arts training with weekly lessons designed to strengthen our student’s mental and physical development.

Martial arts is so much more than just kicks and punches. Not only will you learn self-defense but also many children experience better grades, much better behavior, and a great, healthy boost in self-esteem. Through setting goals and advancing through the ranking system of the martial arts, your child will develop ambition, drive and determination.

Through practicing their moves, they’ll learn discipline, and the value of hard work. And by paying attention in class, and respecting their instructors and fellow students, they’ll learn patience, respect and courtesy. These qualities will stay with them for life, helping them grow into strong, responsible, caring adults.

OUR HISTORY

At Master Black’s Martial Arts we recognize the need for realistic self-defense applications and teach a diverse selection of techniques. We offer a well-organized curriculum and an exceptional ranking system.

Master Black’s Martial Arts was founded because of the public’s overwhelming interest in the Martial Arts. At Master Black’s Martial Arts our instructors teach many valuable techniques in a combination of styles: Rykyu Kempo (pressure points self-defense), Small Circle Jujitsu (finger and joint locks), Modern Arnis (Filipino weapons), Tang Soo Do (Korean karate), Tae Kwon Do (Korean sport karate), Jujitsu (grappling techniques) and MMA training.

These arts are vast and always evolving, so students should keep an open mind as they continue to develop Martial Arts skills and endlessly refine their abilities.

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OUR TEAM

Barry Black
Barry BlackGrand Master Instructor

Master Black has been training in the martial arts for over 45 years. He received his Grand Master rank in 2005. At an early age, Master Black knew he wanted to be an instructor, and has remained passionate to share the benefits of martial arts to both children and adults. Throughout the years he and his team have put together an incredible curriculum, which offers quality instruction for all ages and abilities levels looking to advance their mind, body, and spirit. He is also an 8th Degree Black Belt.

Kristen Updike
Kristen UpdikeChief Instructor

Kristen is the Chief Instructor at Master Black’s karate. In addition to 15 years of martial arts training, she is also the Director of our Children’s Program and has a strong passion and emphasis on women’s self-defense teachings.

Mark Swingle
Mark SwingleSenior Instructor

Mark is one of our Senior Instructors at Master Black’s Martial Arts. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and has studied a variety of martial arts styles while he was living in Japan. Mark has been training in martial arts for over 25 years.

Charles Christine
Charles ChristineSenior Instructor

Charles is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and one of our Senior Instructors at Master Black’s Martial Arts. He is also the founder of the Master Black’s Martial Arts Collegiate Scholarship Foundation, and has been training in martial arts for over 25 years.

Richard McDonald
Richard McDonaldHead Instructor

Richard McDonald is our Head Instructor. He has been training in martial arts for over 20 years and is an active member on our tournament team along with our leadership team.

Dominick Piccinetti
Dominick PiccinettiLead Instructor

Dominick is a Lead Instructor at Master Black’s Martial Arts and is also a member of both our Tournament Team and our Leadership Team.  Dominick has been training in martial arts for over 10 years.

Edgar Relevante Sr.
Edgar Relevante Sr.Instructor

Edgar Sr. is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and an instructor at MBMA. He is a certified test evaluator and has been training in martial arts for over 20 years.

Edgar Relevante Jr.
Edgar Relevante Jr.Instructor

Esgar Jr. is an instructor at MBMA and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt. He is one of our certified test evaluators and has been training in martial arts for over 15 years.

Barry Black Jr.
Barry Black Jr.Leadership Team Member

Barry Black Jr. is an active team member on both the Leadership Team and the Tournament Team.  Barry Jr. is also a 2nd Degree Black Belt.

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