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Hanshi Marvin Carmona

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Chief Instructor

     Hanshi Marvin Carmona, has earned an 9th degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate,  a 5th degree Black Belt in Yoshitsune JuJitsu, a 3rd degree Black Belt in Kendo (Japanese Swordsmanship), and multiple Black Belts in Okinawan Kobudo (Weapons). 

     Hanshi Carmona holds his instructors certificate from Okinawa.  He is a Trustee and Vice President for the American Isshinryu non-profit organization.  He is a Board of Directors for the Isshinryu Hall of Fame.
Aside from his martial arts accomplishments, Hanshi  Carmona also has a degree in Exercise Science.


Shihan Kelly Carmona

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Head Instructor & Business Manager

     Shihan Kelly Carmona, in addition to co-owning New Jersey Martial Arts Academy, is a Certified Public Accountant.  She is a 6th degree Black Belt in Isshinryu karate and is the Head Instructor of the Randolph Annex and is the Director of Instruction for the 3 - 5 yr old program, Tiny Tigers.  She created and runs a free program called "Real Girls Rule, Mean Girls Drool", teaching real life situation self-defense and bully problem solving in today's difficult world to girls from age 6 thru adult for no charge.  

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