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 3 – 8, 2024
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June 10, 2024 - for rising Green and Black belts
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June 15, 2024 at Kickside of Montgomery
White – Sr. Yellow: 9:00am
Green – Sr. Blue: 10:00am
Brown & Above: 11:00am 
Black Belts & Candidates: 11:30am

June 17 – 22, 2024
Bring in your friends and family to win prizes, earn rewards, and have fun on the workout floor!
A week packed with events like Parent's Day, School's Out Party, Belt Promotions and more!

June 22 at Kickside of Montgomery
8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Divisions include NJMAA Classic, Non Competitive, and Mixed Martial Arts. Register at newjerseymaa.com

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