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

CLOSED MLK JR. DAY
January 18.
Review webinars will run as scheduled.
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SR. RED BELT ONE MONTH REVIEW
January 21 at 5:30 pm
at Kickside of Montgomery
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COLLAR TESTING
January 29 at 6:15 pm
at Kickside of Montgomery
This test is for eligible students, rank brown belt and above (age 15+) or black belt, all ages. Speak to your instructor to attend.
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PRIMARY TESTING
February 20th - full details to come
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WINTER 2021 CLASS SCHEDULES
Class sizes limited to 10 indoors / 25 outdoors as of 12/5/2020
Click here to preview the IN-PERSON winter schedule for Montgomery.
In-Person classes in Montgomery will take place outdoors if temperatures are above 50 degrees, unless there is inclement weather.
Click here to preview the IN-PERSON winter schedule for Hillsborough.
In-Person classes in Hillsborough will take place outdoors M/T/F if temperatures are above 50 degrees, unless there is inclement weather; W/Th classes will take place indoors as a standard practice.
Click here to preview the VIRTUAL winter schedule.
Click here for M/W webinar registration link.
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