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 30 years, 20+ 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, bo staff and sword. He continues to find ways to inspire and support the local community. He holds multiple champion belts in competitive breaking and runs tournaments across the nation to advance the sport.

Miss Reed has been training in martial arts for over 20 years, starting her training under Master Kanabay at the age of 6. She has won multiple title belts as an atom weight mixed martial arts fighter and is currently training for her professional debut in the fall of 2019. She is an active military member, serving as US Army Reserve Commander in NJ.

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.

Announcements

2-WEEK REVIEW (for Sr Red Belts)
February 2nd, 6:00 pm at Kickside of Hillsborough
Please refer to the Sr. Red Belt Info for more on requirements for this significant testing.
2 Day Review - 2/16 your "home" studio (6:00 pm Hills, 6:30 pm Mont, N/A Branchburg)
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BREAKING WEEK
January 30 – February 3
Green Belts and Above (All Ranks Adult/Teens) will be breaking during this week. Board may be purchased through the KickShop in bundles of 25. Find more information on breaking, and boards here.
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UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski
February 11 at 6:00 pm on ESPN
Please join us in congratulating and supporting Ms. Elise Reed on her upcoming straw-weight bout in Perth Australia.
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PRIMARY BELT TESTING
February 18 at Kickside of Montgomery (1225 State Rd, Princeton, NJ)
Times, a testing list of eligible students, and applications will be made available in the lobby mid-January. Students should review and study their Belt Info to make sure they are prepared for this testing. Please ask an instructor if you have any questions.
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CLOSED PRESIDENT'S DAY
February 20 - No classes due to the holiday.
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CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULES
Click here to preview Hillsborough's Winter 2023 class schedule
Click here to preview Montgomery's Winter 2023 class schedule
Click here to preview Branchburg's Winter 2023 class schedule
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