Our Instructors

Master Mike Barnard

7th Dan Taekwondo -– Dan Certifications include USTA (President/Grandmaster Richard Chun), Korean Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan (President Jae Kyu Chon), Richard Chun Taekwondo Headquarters (President/Grandmaster Fred Kouefati), and Kukkiwon.

4th Dan Hapkido - World Hapkido Association Certified (President/Grandmaster Tae Jung); Certified WHA International Instructor.

MMA Coach – Head Coach for Striking and Coach for Combined Striking and Ground.

Former Taekwondo WTF competitor and former Kickboxer.

Lead Instructor: Police Defensive Tactics

Instructor Kim BarnardInstructor Kim Barnard

3rd Dan Taekwondo – Dan Certifications include USTA (President/Grandmaster Richard Chun), Korean Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan (President Jae Kyu Chon), Han Ho Martial Arts (President/Master Mike Barnard), and
Richard Chun Taekwondo Headquarters (President/Grandmaster Fred Kouefati)

Head Coach- Women’s Kickboxing

Assistant Instructor: Police Defensive Tactics

Instructor/Coach Cole Barnard

MMA Striking Coach (Lead Instructor for Kickboxing and Conditioning classes)

4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo – Dan Certificates include USTA (Grandmaster Richard Chun), Kukkiwon, Han Ho Martial Arts (Grandmaster Mike Barnard)

1st Dan Black Belt Hapkido – Dan Certificates: World Hapkido Association (Grandmaster Tae Jung), Han Ho Martial Arts (Master Mike Barnard)

Former Taekwondo competitor with numerous first place wins.

Current MMA Welterweight Fighter

Coach Ricky Scott

Coach Ricky Scott

Head Coach - MMA Wrestling
Owner of Deep Roots Wrestling Club

Coach Scott’s credits include:
4x Section 9 Champion.
3x NYS Place Finisher.
2x NYS Champion.
NHSCA Senior Nationals All American.
Team USA Dapper Dan and Dream Team Selection.
Full Scholarship NCAA D1 Athlete at University at Buffalo

Matt Acquista

Coach Matt Acquista

Head Coach: BJJ (MMA Program)
Head Coach: Boxing (MMA Program)

Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt under Robson Gracie
IBJJF Competitor – Team Renzo Gracie
USA Boxing Certified Amateur Boxer
NYC Golden Gloves Competitor – Judah Brother Boxing Club