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.


June 24th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kickside Montgomery
1225 State Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
In the field out front of Burger King on Route 206

Fun, FREE Event to Kick Off Summer! Open to the public!
• face painting • ninja experience • superhero training • mammoth obstacle course •relay races • prizes • ice cream • intro to martial arts •demos • board breaking• meet Spiderman and so much more!

Regular classes will be held OUTDOORS on this day!

We will have a summer schedule change (effective dates noted below)
Hillsborough Summer Schedule, effective June 20, 2022
Montgomery Summer Schedule, effective June 20, 2022

Click here to view the Montgomery Schedule.
Click here to view the Hillsborough Schedule