Joseph is the Head Instructor at HMAA. He has been training in martial arts for over 65 years. He is a Guro/Full Instructor in Giron Arnis Escrima System and an Affilaite of Bahala Na Martial Arts Association.He holds a 3rd degree Black Belt/Instructor in Chung Do Kwan TKD with North American Tae Kwon Do - CDK and a 2nd degree black belt in Shodokan Karate. Manong Joe is also a Guro in his family system of Galleon Clan Escrima in America. Joesph co-founded the Houston Stick Fighting Association.
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Jason Evans is the owner and director of HMAA. Jason is an Instructor in Galleon Clan Escrima under system founder Guro Joseph Galleon. He is also a Graduate Instructor (Arnisador/Eskrimador) of Giron Arnis Escrima and an Affiliate of Bahala Na Martial Arts Association. He is a Black Belt Instructor of Chung Do Kwan TKD with North American Tae Kwon Do - CDK. Jason is the Director of the Houston Stick Fighting Association and Publisher of HSFA Insider newsletter. Growing up, Jason learned self-defense, situational awareness and fire arms instruction under his Father, who served in Law Enforcement for over 20 years+. Jason continually studies martial arts and is constantly learning from senior practitioners to further develop and refine his approach to self-defense, health, and combatives.
Kai Lewis is the only certified instructor in the USA, of Pencak Silat Panglipur, an Indonesian Martial Art System from the West Java/Sumatra region, under Kang Cecep Rahman. He is an instructor under Sifu Dug Corpolongo, in the Chinese Tri-Internal Martial Arts System of Lotus Dragon that includes: Taijiquan, Baguazhang, Xingyiquan and Yiquan as the foundation. He has instructor rank in Seamok Kalis under Guro Mike Blackgrave and has completed the De Fondo Style of Giron Arnis Escrima with Bahala Na Martial Arts Association. Kai currently studies under Guro Joseph Galleon in his Visayan family system of Galleon Clan Escrima and Giron Arnis Escrima. He completed his yoga teacher training in the Pralaya Yoga System under Robert Boustany. Kai actively travels to South-East Asia to learn from the source and train in both the martial, meditative and healing aspects. He currently teaches at HMAA, Pralaya Yoga, Rice University and is part of the MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Center team. Find out more at Central Motion Martial Arts
Jonathan Pyndus has been involved in the martial arts since 2001 when his parents gifted him with taekwondo lessons due to his growing obsession with Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies. He became an assistant instructor in 2004, and at his teacher’s encouragement began to cross train in other martial arts, starting with Judo. In 2006 he joined the Bujinkan Dojo of Soke Masaaki Hatsumi and earned his instructor status in 2011. One of his Sensei encouraged him to study internal Chinese martial arts and Indonesian arts, which eventually led to him meeting and becoming a student of Kang Kai Lewis. Outside of martial arts, Jonathan is interested in the healing arts. He works as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, being a licensed acupuncturist, as well as a licensed massage therapist. He is still obsessed with Kung Fu movies.