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 an 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 a Sifu under Sigung Dug Corpolongo, in the Chinese Internal Martial Arts of Taijiquan, Baguazhang and Xingyiquan. He has completed the De Fondo Style of Giron Arnis Escrima with Bahala Na Martial Arts Association and also currently studies under Guro Joseph Galleon in his Visayan family system of Galleon Clan Escrima. Kai is one of the few certified Instructors in Pencak Silat Panglipur, an Indonesian Martial Art from the West Java region, under Kang Cecep Arif Rahman in the USA. He is also a Level 1 Instructor in Tai Chi Chuan and Internal Push Hands under Sifu Richard Clear. He has his 200 yoga teacher hours in the Pralaya Yoga System under the founder, Robert Boustany.
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.