About our Instructors

Sensei Adam Tucker (Owner/Head Instructor)

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Adam has been studying the Martial Arts for over 15 years. He has competed extensively up and down the east coast in both submission grappling tournaments and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts bouts. Adam uses his competition experience to help temper our students while reinforcing the traditional principles which are the foundation for all martial arts.

Ranks:

1st Degree Black Belt Goshin Do Karate

Founder Ronin Kickboxing System

Level 6 (Purple Belt) Hayastan Grappling System

Level 1 Mittmaster Certification

Blue Belt 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

Orange Belt Bang Muay Thai

Competition Highlights:

 

3-2 Amateur MMA Record

2011 NYS Grappling Championship Absolute No Gi Champion

2011 NYS Grappling Championship Advanced 1st Place

Samantha Palella (Assistant Instructor)

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Samantha is very active in all of the Programs we offer. Whether it is Ronin Fitness, Goshin Do Karate, Ronin Kickboxing or Hayastan Grappling, she's always learning and helping others. 

Samantha currently assists with both our Little Pups Class and aids in all of our adult classes as well.

Ranks:

Purple Belt Ronin Kickboxing System

Level 2 (Orange Belt) Hayastan Grappling System

Green Belt Goshin Do Karate

Brett Watts (Assistant Instructor)

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Brett is an active member of all of our martial arts programs as well as an active competitor. His curious nature allows him to break down techniques and use that knowledge to help all of our students understand how they work.

Brett currently assists with both our Little Pups class and aids in all of our adult classes as well.

Ranks:

Blue Belt Ronin Kickboxing System

Level 2 (Orange Belt) Hayastan Grappling System

Orange Belt Goshin Do Karate

Julie-Hunsinger-Tucker 

(Owner/Administrator)

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Julie has been a driving force of Ronin Martial Arts since before we opened. She helped to find our original location, build our schedule, design our main logo and begin initial advertising.

Currently Julie helps behind the scenes with advertising, billing, social media and several other jobs.