Our Staff is a tight-knit group of highly motivated individuals who are dedicated to teaching and leading others down the same path they have chosen. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a group of individuals from a wide array of backgrounds with a strong sense of unity, family values, respect and courtesy, goal-setting skills, and the character it takes to develop a positive winning attitude within each student.
Our Staff is “Home Grown.” In other words, each and every staff member first started in the Academy as a student. After reaching strict minimum standard requirements, a student may apply for membership to our Staff program.
Staff members also receive special training and responsibilities that prove to aide each individual Staff Member in his or her own personal growth and development. They aren’t just teaching….they are also continuing their education in the martial arts.
Kevin Ferguson is a 6th Degree Black Belt and Mr. Exaros’ longest-training student. He is the senior instructor of the Academy. He currently works as a computer programmer and software developer.
Steve Parys holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and is a high-level blue belt in BJJ. He is married with two children and is an Accountant for a local company.
Shannon Lynott is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Karate. She especially likes working with younger kids and is currently teaching our “Little Warriors” program. She was a Goddard School instructor for several years, is finishing up her education at PSU and is the Head Instructor of the Doylestown Rec Center Martial Arts Program.
Dallas Strachan is a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and a high-level Blue Belt in BJJ. He teaches students of all ages in the Academy and was one of the first students to sign up in the Dojo 27 years ago. He works in the heating and plumbing field.
Kevin Cunningham is a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate and a high level Purple Belt in BJJ. His wife, Josa, also trains in the Academy and they have a baby girl. He currently works as a software engineer in Philadelphia.
Cameron King is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Karate and is pursuing his Blue Belt in BJJ. He teaches students of all ages on Friday nights and can often be found assisting in many of the other classes throughout the week.
Kevin Jensen is a second degree black belt and the Co-Head Instructor at our Lansdale Rec Center Karate Program for kids. He also teaches at the Horsham location a couple times a week. He is a CPA and works for a firm out of Doylestown and Lansdale.
Diane Pilch is a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and is the Co-Head Instructor at the Lansdale Rec Center Karate program and teaches Thursday nights at the Horsham dojo. She is a pediatric physical therapist working with disabled preschoolers in Bucks County, and is married with two (nearly) grown children.
Srikar Yelamarthy has been training in the Academy since he was a young child. He is working his way through High School and has recently been accepted as an instructor in the Academy.