About us [ Chief Instructor Bio ]

Senior Chief Instructor Bio

John Kanabay has been training in martial arts for over 30 years. Master Kanabay holds black belts in TaeKwonDo, Karate, and HaiDong Gumdo. He offers advanced training in competitive forms and weapons, full contact fighting, MMA, grappling, breaking, and traditional sword.

As coach and instructor he prepares his students for the most prestigious martial arts competitions in the world. As a competitor, he can be seen on ESPN annually, competing in the US Open ISKA World
Martial Arts Championships. In doing so, he earned the title of “Ultimate World Breaking Champion.” Master Kanabay set a world record on stage and TV when he became the first light-weight Ultimate Champion ever in the 25 years of the event.

As an MMA coach, he trains and corners for amateur and professional MMA fighters.

Chief Instructor Bio

Elise Reed has trained in martial arts for over 20 years, starting under Master Kanabay at age 6. She competes at national- and world-level martial arts tournaments and as a professional mixed martial arts fighter.

As a US Army Reservist, Ms. Reed was deployed ’16, and has held positions of battle captain and HHD commander. She graduated from VMI in ‘15, where she was the highest ranking female in the history of the school, serving as RXO.

Announcements

FALL CLASS SCHEDULES - Full Uniforms Required
Effective Tuesday, September 7th (9/13 for Virtual)
Click here to view the IN-PERSON FALL 2021 schedule for Montgomery.

Click here to view the IN-PERSON FALL 2021 schedule for Hillsborough.

Click here to preview the VIRTUAL SUMMER 2021 schedule.
Click here to preview the VIRTUAL FALL 2021 schedule (Effective Date 9/13)

Click here for M/W webinar registration link.
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BOARD BREAKING WEEK
September 27 – October 2
Order boards on the KickShop for delivery 9/27 at your location.
Kickshop Montgomery
Kickshop Hillsborough
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TESTING PREPARATORY SEMINARS
October 9
Limited enrollment, belt-specific reviews for testing curriculum.
Times and details to come. Sign up will be available on the KickShops.
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SPARRING GEAR ORDERS
Due September 16th
Senior Yellow Belts and Black Belt Candidates (Sr. Red) who need to order new gear, should do so by September 16th. Ordering available on the KickShop.
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ONE MONTH REVIEW
September 16th, 7:00 pm at Kickside of Hillsborough
All Sr. Red Belts should attend.
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PRIMARY TESTING
October 16 at Kickside of Montgomery
Times and full details to come
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