1987 Sonseang-nim in Tae Kwon Do
1990 Mauy Thai Kick Boxing
1989 Personal Trainer
1990 Modern Arnis
1997 Sifu Chi Ling Pai
2000 Chi Ling Pai Gung Fu association
2004 Certified Instructor in Tai Chi for Health by Dr. Paul Lam
2000 to 2008 DPR Florida Boxing Commission Trainer and Manager
2010 Certified Nursing Assistant
2012 Certified Teacher in TaiJi Fit by David-Dorian Ross
2013 World Federation Kempo Styles
2013 Certified Yoga Fit Teacher
2013 Association of Masters
2013 Inducted in to the Latin American Black Belt Hall of Fame” Instructor of the Year”
2013 Universal Black Belt Society Grand Budo Award in Sparring
2013 Group Leader in Silat Seni Gayong
2014 International Combat Kung Fu
2014 International Martial Arts Council of America
2014 Stars of the South “ Best Karate School”
2014 United States Martial Arts Hall of fame “Gung Fu Master”
2014 Inducted in to the Latin American Black Belt Hall of Fame” Lifetime Achievement”
2014 Inducted in to the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame” Lifetime Achievement”
2014 International Combat Martial Arts Union Association
2014 Sifu Pai Lum Chuan Fa
2014 Sifu and Head Instructor Pai lum Dento Konsei Bujutsu
2015 Stars of the South “Best karate School”
2015 Kosho Kempo Charter School
2015 Martial Arts Collective Society
2015Sei Kosho Shorie Kai international
2015 American Federation of Martial Arts hall of Fame “Platinum Lifetime”
2016 Universal Black Belt Society Hall of fam “Best Kung Fu School”
2016 Chang Wu Chi Lin Martial Arts Association
2016 Stars of the South “ Best Karate School”
2016 Stars of the South “Best Weapons and Self Defence”
2016 Readers Choice “Best Weapons and Self Defence”
2016 Intercontinental Martial Arts Union “Lifetime Member”
2016 Intercontinental Martial Arts Union Charter School
2011 Reiki Master
2012 Simo Chi Ling Pai
2013 Silat Seni Gayong Group Leader
2013 Yoga Fit Level 1
2014 Latin American Martial arts Hall of Fame " Assistant Instructor of the year"
2015 integrative Holistic Health and Nutrition
2014 Yoga fit Kids
2015 Yoga Fit Anatomy and Alignment
2015 Stars of the South "Best Yoga Studio
2015 Stars of the South Best Weight Loss Clinic"
Sifu John is a native to the New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater area. He started his martial arts career when he was 5 years old. By the age of 15 he recieved his 1st blackbelt in the art of Tae Kwon Do. At 16 he became a boxer at Titan Fitness Center and worked as a personal trainer. At that time he trained with Robert Robear in Mauy Thai Kickboxing. In the early 1990’s he met Grand Master Denis R. Decker. He trained and lived with Master Decker until his passing in 1997. Master Decker promoted him to Sifu in 1997. Since Master Deckers passing Sifu John has trained and taught with some of the top Martial artist in the world. In an effort to preserve the art and to pass on the knowledge Master Decker gave him. Sifu John opened his first school in 2000 In the Edgewater area. In 2011 Sifu John and Simo Lynn opened in the New Smyrna Beach area. And have moved back to Edgewater. They Have continue to expand their knowledge in the arts.
Di Si Hing Paul "PM" Jones
Amanda McMeniman is a former AFL2 Cheerleader (Hawaiian Islanders) and member of the Division 1 University of New Hampshire Women’s Track and Field team. She has a BS in Kinesiology and an MS in Education. She has coached high school track and field and cheerleading. She has also taught numerous dance classes. She has completed 11 marathons including the last 7 consecutive years at Boston, running 5 of them as a qualified runner. She loves how PIYO builds both strength and flexibility and compliments running. She is the founder of Believe In You and believes in the power of positive body image and good health. She is the mother of 3 children and is excited to bring PIYO Live to Edgewater and the surrounding communities.
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