Our Instructors


Our instructors are all highly qualified, NJMAA tested, trained, and certified. All instructors are fully insured and personally trained by our Chief Instructor, Master John Kanabay.

Master Kanabay has been training in martial arts for over 20 years, 10+ years of those in Montgomery. He holds black belts in TaeKwonDo, Karate, and HaiDong Gumdo. He has advanced training in full contact fighting, grappling, Aikido, escrima, nunchuckas, and more. He continues to find ways to inspire and support the local community.

New Jersey Martial Arts Alliance

Kickside Martial Arts instructors are certified by the New Jersey Martial Arts Alliance (NJMAA), a state-based martial arts association dedicated to providing the highest quality martial art instruction.


Competition Breaking Seminar:
Saturday 3/10, starting at 12:30 pm
at Impact Martial Arts of Clinton
(36 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton, NJ 08809)
Register at thebreakinglife.com

Demo Team Tryouts:
Hillsborough: Friday 3/16 from 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Montgomery: Saturday 3/17 from 11:45 am–12:45 pm

Parents' Night Out:
Friday 3/16: Ninja Warrior theme
New time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
$10/person + $5 for pizza

Collar Testing:
3/17: 9:30am at Montgomery
Please speak to Mr. K, Ms. Reed or Ms. Abate if you plan to test for an instructor collar.

Secondary Testing:
3/17 at Hillsborough
1:30 pm White – Sr. Yellow
3:15 pm Green – Sr. Brown
Green belts and above must bring sparring gear. Brown & Sr. Brown belts must bring boards to break.

NJMAA Breaking Competition:
Saturday 3/24 starting at 9:00 am for all ranks and divisions.
at Kickside of Hillsborough
(378 South Branch Rd., Bldg 1, Ste 4, Hillsborough, NJ 08844)
Register at thebreakinglife.com