WORLD CLASS MARTIAL ARTS PROFESSIONALS
Red Dragon's World and Internationally certified black belt professionals look forward to assisting you fulfill your martial arts and physical fitness needs. Classes are small and conducted by an adult black belt, who has a minimum of 20 years experience in the martial arts. Private martial arts and certified personal training instruction are available, as well.
Grand Master Hill is the owner and Master Instructor of Red Dragon Family Martial Arts and Fitness. He has been training in the martial arts since 1975 and is one of the highest ranking black belt in the Hampton Roads area. He has trained New York State troopers, police officers, and fire fighters. Grand Master Hill has also instructed Stanford University faculty, as well as provided public safety for the University. He has coached thousands of men, women, and children throughout the United States and abroad. Grand Master Hill, who is originally from New York, is a 15 time NYS champion and former NYS Professional Karate Commission team Captain. He was also inducted into the USA Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2015. He is a national and internationally recognized championship competitor. He has won countless grand championship titles in kata, kumite, weapons and self-defense. Grand Master Hill leads by example: often demonstrating his martial arts for charitable organizations and mentoring at-risk youth.
Monique "Tiger Moe" Hill is the Owner and Director of Operations at Red Dragon Family Martial Arts. She is a 4th degree black belt and has been training since 1995 . She is a New York state kata, kumite, and self-defense champion. She instructs cardio kickboxing classes, and is a National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association Certified Personal Trainer. Monique enjoys mentoring girls and young females through her Pink Dragons empowerment and self-defense program. Monique also has a Bachelors Degree in Spanish from William Smith College and is fluent in Spanish. As Director of Operations, she happily assists students and parents with all of their instructional needs, and makes sure that the school operates smoothly. She is always available for any concerns you may have.
Master Justin Barley has been training since 1987, and is a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. He is our Master Instructor. He is the 2016 Battle of the 7 Cities Weapons and Kata Champion. His love of teaching is apparent when he teaches class. He also has three boys who train in martial arts. His weapons experience includes the Sai, Sword, Nunchaku, Bo, Escrima and Tonfa.
Master Tinni started training in Tae Kwon Do in 1984 in West Africa. He earned his 1st degree black belt in 1990 in Paris. In 1993, he earned 2nd degree after returning to West Africa. He then went on to receive his 3rd degree in 1997 and 4th degree in 2001. He has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering and joined the Navy in 2005. He has competed in tournaments, and now has a daughter who trains at Red Dragon Martial Arts.
Grand Master Sprueill has been involved in competing, coaching and officiating in Judo and the Martial Arts since 1966. He received 1st place in 1967-68 Marine Corp. Championship. In 1970, he studied under the great teacher, Mr. Takahiko Ishikawa. He served as President of the International Krav-Maga Institute - USA. He is a 10th degree black belt.
Lorenzo Smith is one of our Lead Instructors. He has been involved in martial arts for over 20 years. He is currently a 4th degree black belt. In addition, Mr. Smith also has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Computer Information Technology and Management. With two sons participating in class, he enjoys leading by example.
Sensei Julian “Pete” Skipper started training in the martial arts while growing up in Detroit. He was introduced to the style of Go-Ti at the age of 13, and earned his black belt at the age of 16. Sensei Pete is a 4th degree black belt and has competed in numerous regional and national tournaments.
William Hampton is a native of Hampton Roads. He began studying Cuong Nhu (mixed martial arts) in 1993. After enrolling his son in Grand Master Hill's Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy, he decided to continue his journey to attain martial arts excellence by training privately with Grand Master Hill. He is currently a 2nd degree black belt.
James Cullen is a retired U.S. Marine who has been involved in Martial Arts since 2001. He is currently a 2nd degree black belt. In 2008, Mr. Cullen received his 1st Degree Black Belt under the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, which focuses on a synergy of mental, character, and physical disciplines found in various martial arts styles such as Okinawan karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Boxing, and Jujutsu.
Kellen Saunders is a 3rd degree black belt and has been training in the art since 1998. He has also served in the United States Navy for 10 years and is continuing his education in the hair business (licensed barber) as well as the martial arts. He considers himself as a bridge between the younger students and the adult students and always gives his best as a teacher and a student.
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