PSMA's Professional Friendly Staff
Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.
Through extensive testing, certification and our Instructor Training Program under Kancho Matt Brown, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students. Click on the links below to see some of our talented Instructors and Staff.
Our Director - Kancho Matt Brown
Kancho (translated "head of dojo") Matt Brown has been involved in the Martial Arts for more than 4 decades and has been teaching for 32 years. He is a Certified Grandmaster Instructor in Dillman Karate International under world renowned Professor George Dillman, 10th Degree Black Belt. Kancho Brown holds the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt under Prof. Dillman. He is our Head Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist!
Kancho Brown has studied the arts of Modern Arnis with GM Ken Smith, Small Circle Jujitsu with Professors Wally Jay, Leon Jay and Dave Castoldi and GM Will Higginbotham.
He is available for private lesson and seminars! Contact him at PSKarate@msn.com.
Our Assistant Director - Jill Brown
Mrs. Jill Brown is a Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist in our Pre-Skills Program, designed specifically for our pre-school age students. Mrs. Brown has an Associates Degree in Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Studies and brings many years of experience working with young children. Mrs. Brown is a friendly and cheerful Instructor who enjoys working with young children. Mrs. Brown is the wife of Kancho Brown and mother of their young daughter, Sensei Justis.
Assistant Instructor - Justis Brown
Sensei Justis, (Kancho Brown's daughter), is a Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist, who has been since the age of 4 and is currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt. She has literally grown up in the martial arts! She has taken the reigns of our Pre-Skills and Juniors Program!
Sensei Justis is an avid writer and enjoys music and currently enrolled in college to further her education.
Assistant Instructor - Kevin Bastarache
Sensei Kevin or "Mr. Kevin" is a 2nd Degree Black belt in our Adult Martial Arts Program. He enrolled several years ago after both his kids began training at PSMA. Sensei Kevin, a Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist, helps teach all our classes on Monday, Tuesday and our Basic Skillz class.
Kevin has many talents, his best being an amazing father to his two children!
Assistant Instructor- Dan Perreault
Sensei Dana is a 2nd Degree Black belt in our Adult Martial Arts Program and is a Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist in our Juniors Program. He has also trained in Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. He is a Juvenile Officer for the State of NH and teaches all our classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
He is the father of two boys and is heavily involved with coaching youth soccer.
These are just some of the amazing teachers and helpers that make up the staff family here at PSMA. We have a team of junior leadership students or "SWAT" team members who are in training to become the next generation of Instructors who help in our classes everyday! We believe that teaching leadership must go beyond just teaching the skills, requiring students to put those very skills into action in their daily lives.
What others say:
- "Awesome Awesome Awesome Instructor!!!" - Nathan Bratcher
- "This great school. PSMA has fantastic teachers and all the people that go there are really nice too! Bring the whole family & have fun! - Dana Kiklis