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Master Zachary Lewis, Head Instructor

  • 5th Degree Black Belt
  • Co-Founder and Head Instructor, EXMA Demo Team 2006-2008
  • Head Instructor, Arlington School of Self Defense 2007-2008
  • Owner & Instructor, Arlington Boot Camp 2006-2008
  • Owner & Instructor, Forge Fitness 2008-present
  • Owner & Master Instructor, Arlington Martial Arts
  • Over 20 years experience training in and teaching martial arts and fitness to all ages and skill levels
  • Certified Personal Trainer - The Cooper Institute
  • Certified Kickboxing Instructor - NAPMA
  • Bully Expert trained in Verbal Self Defense
  • Ms. Hope Song, Instructor

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Co-Founder and Instructor, EXMA Demo Team 2006-2008
  • Owner & Instructor, Arlington Boot Camp 2006-2008
  • Owner & Instructor, Forge Fitness 2008-present
  • Owner & Instructor, Arlington Martial Arts
  • Over 12 years experience training in and teaching martial arts and fitness to all ages and skill levels
  • Certified Personal Trainer - The Cooper Institute
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor - AFAA
  • Certified Mat Pilates Instructor - AFAA
  • Bully Expert trained in Verbal Self Defense
  • Mr. Deron Kawamoto, Assistant Instructor

  • Eight years martial arts experience in Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Jiu Jitsu
  • B.A. in History, UT Austin
  • M.B.A. in Finance, Texas Christian University
  • Principal, Long March Capital (hedge fund)
  • Former Intelligence Analyst, United States Army
  • Mr. Kawamoto's first love is history, his forte analysis of complex systems, and he incorporates both in his expert martial arts instruction.
  • Mr. Benjamin Song, Assistant Instructor

  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Trained in MCMAP - Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
  • Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps Reserves - Boot Camp Platoon Honorman, earned highest proficiency in Combat Training, and graduated Job School 1st in class
  • Candidate for BB in Economics - University of Texas at Arlington
  • RAW Powerlifting National Champion
  • 2nd Place Regional/8th Place State, Powerlifiting - Texas High School Powerlifting Association
  • 3rd Place, Wrestling - Southeastern Preparatory Conference
  • Captain, Varsity Football Team - The Oakridge School, 2010-2011
  • President, Speech Team and Debate Team - The Oakridge School, 2010-2011
  • Over 10 years experience training in and teaching a wide range of activities including martial arts, football, wrestling, power lifting and military training
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