AMACP Certified Karate and Martial Arts Instructors

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Welcome to the AMACP Certified Karate Instructors page.  The Karate Instructors listed below are certified to teach:

1.     Black Belt Speed© Training Method

2.   Karate Flex© Training Method

3.   Iron Palms© Training Method

4.      Shadow Sparring© Training Method

All certified Karate Instructors follow a strict code of ethics and are tested professionals.  You will find that many of the listed Certified Karate Instructors  will have a short biography of their experience and qualifications.  Please take your time to research and choose the best Karate Instructor for you!



Teodor L. Paul


Biography: AMACP leader since 2009, Certified Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, and Certified Trainer in Fitness and Nutrition.
Skilled in military combat, grappling techniques and judo.

Teodor Paul
Kenpo Karate

Washi-Tora weaponed style





Bruce Crary - AMACP Founder

CMI ,CKI, CPR, EFA, Lifetime Membership


Biography:1st Degree Black Belt with Tracy’s Self-Defense Systems, and numerous ranks in other Karate and Kung-Fu styles.

Certified:  Karate, Boxing, Judo and Grappling Instructor, Bodyguard, Nutritional Specialist.  Certified Personal Trainer AMFPT, Certified SPEED Trainer, Certified Flexibility Trainer.  CPR and Emergency First Aid Certified.

Hart Crary
CMI, CKI, CPR, EFA, Lifetime Membership

Biography:  10th Degree Black Sash Master Instructor, 5th Degree Black Belt

Hart has over 30 years teaching experience, and is a current Martial Arts World Record Holder and is on the Board of Trustees of the AMACP.

Hart Crary & Bruce Crary - 2007




Justin Hart Crary

CMI,CKI,CPR,EFA, Lifetime Membership

Biography:  2nd Degree Black Sash Master Instructor, 1st Degree Black Belt In Kenpo Karate

Randall K. Flaherty, Sr

CKI, CMI, CPR, EFA, Lifetime Membership

Rank:  10th Degree Black Sash Master Instructor, 9th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate

Certified:  Karate Instructor, Bodyguard, Nutritional Specialist,

Notes:  Mr. Flaherty has over 30 years teaching experience, and is a current Martial Arts World Record Holder and is  President of the FKKA.



Mathew Thom

CMMI, Lifetime Membership


Biography: I have trained martial arts in some shape or form for most of my life. I started very young in Okinawan Kenpo. After that I dabbled in a few martial arts here and there, but eventually landed in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.





John M. Landry, Ph.D.

CKI, CMI, CPR, and EFA, Lifetime Membership


Biography: 7th Dan in Shinja Buke Ryu Kenpo, Kaneshi Kwan Hapkido, American Modern Jujitsu and other arts. I teach as a volunteer at three locations. I am a full-time police instructor as well. systems.






Derrick Adams

CKI, CMI, EFA, CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography:Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do, and  Hapkido, also have extensive training in Kick-Boxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, 2nd Dan Black Belt in Shorinkenjitsu Kenpo and 2nd Dan Black Belt in American Jiu-Jitsu. I also compete in Grappling, and MMA events. Former member of U.S. Navy Seals close combat, and Intelligence Specialist.


Rudy Adams

CKI, CMI, EFA, CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography:  I have practiced Martial Arts since I was about 15 years old. I am now 75. Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan Karate. Private Instructions only.

Rudy Adams

H. Scott Petty

CMI,CKI,EFA,CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography: Black Belt Ranking in American Kenpo Karate and now study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I offer private training in all disciplines I've listed out of my in home gym/dojo.










Jane M. Hagedorn

CKI, CMI, EFA, CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography:  Red Belt in Song Moo Kwan Karate. I am certified in the following weapons: Bo; Tonfa; Sai; Kama and Escrima. 

Jane M Hagedorn




Brian D. Hinn

CKI, CMI, CPR, and EFA, Lifetime Membership

Biography: Brian D. Hinn is a 1st Degree Black Belt in the American Taekwondo Association and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise. He has trained in Shito Ryu Karate, Hapkido, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Brian enjoys teaching adaptive martial arts to adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.






John Lenotte 

CKI, CMI, EFA, and CPR, Lifetime Membership


Biography:Jujutsu, Arnis Kali, Dumog, Muay Thai, MACP - Modern Army Combatives certified instructor, law enforcement defensive Tactics instructor, Jeet Kune Do, Kenpo Karate. Total of 15+ years in various martial arts instruction/training.






Lonnie J. Muhammad

CKI,CMMI, CPR, and EFA, Lifetime Membership

Biography :hold Blackbelts in American and Shaolin Kenpo. I am a Full Instructor in JKD and the Filipino Martial Arts. I am certified to teach Close Engagement Target Acquisition (C.E.T.A.) under Professor Leonard Holifield, former US Army Chief Combatives Instructor. The C.E.T.A. program was developed specifically for Exceutive Protection Agents, Law Enforcement, Military and Special Operations personnel.


Aaron Jonah Young

CKI, CMI, CMMI, CPR, EFA, Lifetime Membership

Biography: Certified 5th degree Black Belt Master Instructor in Kakushin-Ryu Karate/Ju-Jitsu. Jonah is a retired professional fighter with cross training in multiple disciplines. In addition to teaching Kakushin-Ryu, Sensei Jonah coaches MMA athletes & teaches Advanced Military Combatives to elite tactical professionals. He is also a certified Sports Performance Trainer (CPT, PES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


Aaron Jonah Young






Christian Bindah

CKI, CMI, CPR and EFA, Lifetime Membership                            

Mr. Christian Bindah


Steven A. Childress

CKI, CMMI, EFA, CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography:  3rd Dan Taekwondo, 1st Dan Haedong Kumdo, ACMA Certified martial Arts Instructor, Certified Sports Injury Specialist, Certified Professional & Master Trainer, Taekwondo Times Press Correspondent, Red Cross Certified Adult & Child CPR & First Aid. 





Matthew Scott Miller

CMI, CMMI, EFA, CPR, Lifetime Membership


Biography:  At 27 years old I am a full time husband, dad, and minister. I am a brown belt in Isshinryu Karate and a student of Gracie Brazilian Jiujitsu. I have been in Martial Arts off and on for 12 years and have also studied Tai Chi and various forms of self defense. I also have organized and led a martial arts school for over a year now.


William F. Reavis    CKI, CMI, EFA, CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography: I am 2nd Dan in shotokan. I have competed in every rank, and trained in Jujitsu. I  teach private classes and free classes at church. My rank will change over the years in shotokan and jiu jitsu and free  classes are available.





Nickolas D. Arnold

CKI,CMI, CMMI, CPR, EFA, Lifetime Membership

I am 3rd Dan(Sandan) in Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu. I also have over 15 years of Muay Thai & Wushu training, and am working on combining all into my own creation. I have no web site at the moment, but am currently working on one and will have up soon. I am able to to teach these arts each separately of the other, but my desire is to utilize elements all of all three in order to develop a new fighting system. I have spent the last few years on this project, and feel it to be a very effective style, and would like the opportunity to share it with all who are willing.

Nickolas D. Arnold

     South Carolina 

Darwin H. Rasha Jr. CKI, CMI, EFA, and CPR, Lifetime Membership       

Biography: I have studied martial arts for almost 20 years. Starting, when I was in the Army I have studied Tae Kwon Do, Aiki-Bujutsu, Seibukan Karate, Aikido and currently hold a 2nd degree black belt in American Karate. I love to teach others and watch as they grow into martial artists. I believe in what martial arts can do for people both physically and mentally. I am working on my 3rd degree and am proud to be an AMACP certified instructor.

Ross Conklin  CKI, CMI, EFA, and CPR, Lifetime Membership               

Biography: Ross Conklin has studied Martial Arts for over 20 years. He currently holds a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Isshin Ryu Karate. Ross also holds a rank in Pai Lum Kung Fu. A competitor in the 93, 94, and 95 Pan Am Tang Soo Do Championships, Ross is currently an instructor at No Limits Martial Arts in Simpsonville SC where he teaches an American style based in Isshin Ryu. He is currently dedicated to furthering his knowledge of traditional Okinawan Martial Arts. No Limits is a family based school where Ross and his fellows instructors are proud to instruct students of all ages and ranks. Ross is a member of the American Okinawan Karate Association.




Douglas L. Brown CKI, CMI, EFA, and CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography: Shidoshi Brown, Twenty years of Martial Art training, Karate- Do, Kung Fu, Protective Services, Minister, and Martial art instructor.




Beau T. Clark 

CKI, CMI, EFA, and CPR, Lifetime Membership

Biography: Nidan in Ryuku Kempo in Dillman's International Karate Kyushu Jitsu, !st Brown in Shaolin Kempo, Green in TQD, Green in Kenpo, 60-9 Golden Gloves Boxer,20 years in the martial arts.
Going to school in the fall for Oriental Medicine and Japanese Massage and then acupuncture.




West Virginia


Donald Stemple - CKI, CMI, EFA and CPR

Biography: 3rd degree black belt and certified instructor in Kenpo Karate through the Dragon Kenpo Karate Academy under Master Ed Hutchison, 2nd degree black belt and certified instructor in Tang Soo Do through the World Black Belt Bureau under Master Kang Rhee (Elvis Presley's instructor in TN).