Joseph Galleon is the Head Instructor at HMAA. He has been training in martial arts since he was a child, for over 65 years. His first introduction to the martial arts was through his father, who was a training parter with Florendo Visitacion, aka Professor Vee. He is a Guro/Full Instructor in Giron Arnis Escrima System and an Affiliate of Bahala Na Martial Arts Association. He holds a 3rd degree Black Belt in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do with North American TKD and a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. Manong Joe is also a Guro in his Visayan family system of Galleon Clan Escrima and the head representative in America. An avid historian and researcher, Joe is a wealth of information on South East Asian history and culture. 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 2nd Dan 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.