ABOUT
US

LEADERSHIP TEAM
MASTER TECHNIQUE ADVISORY BOARD
OWNER-MASTER HEAD INSTRUCTOR

At Land Shark Martial Arts the intent is to provide a unique atmosphere that blends the love of beach life and the study of Martial Arts. This allows students of all ages to learn about self-defense, increase awareness, and maintain a high level of physical fitness in a fun environment. While we encourage and even push our students to their full potential, programs are designed to let them progress at their own pace. It's the best way to ensure true confidence and that their abilities are fully achieved.

                     Grand Master Roy Gay
            6th Degree American Freestyle 
                 4th Degree Kodakan Judo 
                      3rd Degree Jiu Jitsu 
         3rd Degree Ryukyu Kempo-Tode Jitsu 
                    1st Degree Kokikai Aikido
 Gold Medallion Ivory Stick in Enayan Escrima 
                  30 Years in the Martial Arts
                           District Attorney

        Grand Master Derek Kaio
   7th Degree American Freestyle
 USA Olympics Team Coach Karate
   Founder of American Freestyle
   System in the Chippewa Valley
   50 Years in the Martial Arts
                 Entrepreneur
           Grand Master Bob Lee
 7th Degree Okinawan Shorei Ryu
      45 Years in the Martial Arts
    Retired Professional Musician
         Musician Booking Agent
LAND SHARK MARTIAL ARTS HEAD INSTRUCTOR
            Mr. Craig Schummer
  2nd Degree American Freestyle
     35 Years in the Martial Arts
Professional Massage Practitioner
         CPR & First Aid Certified

          Master Joshua Bruce
           5th Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate
          28 Years in the Martial Arts
          Rest in Peace My Friend 
         July 1979- December 2016

Why do I want to Teach?

Simply to share the love of my art through my unstoppable passion to help others reach their very best!

                Mr. Jay Gebert
1st Degree Okinawan Shorei Ryu
      Black Belt Kata Instructor
    34 Years in the Martial Arts

LAND SHARK MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS
            Mr. Austen Tinker-Sackett
                     Lead Instructor
         2nd Degree American Freestyle
             9 Years in the Martial Arts
                  Parkour Practioner
     Associate Degree in Law Enforcement                              CPR & First Aid Certified

        Ms. Ellie Tinker-Sackett
       Lead Instructor Pro Flip
  2nd Degree American Freestyle
      8 Years in the Martial Arts
           CPR & First Certified
   5 Years in Gymnastics-Level 4

                  Reegan H.
          Personal Assistant    
           Student Leader
  Ranked in American Freestyle
       2 Years in Gymnastics
 
           Ms. Christina Thurn
4th Degree American Freestyle
   17 Years in the Martial Arts
           Competitive Runner      
      LSMA Marketing Advisior

           Mr. Ryan Ketchens
 1st Degree American Freestyle
    20 Years in the Martial Arts
                Pro Skydiver

                      Sam D.
              Student Leader
 Ranked in American Freestyle
      Boy Scout of Eau Claire
 
                      Noah B.
              Student Leader
 Ranked in American Freestyle
                Super Skater
     
 
     Mrs. ( Jacy ) Jackie Velazquez
  Instructor
1st Degree American Freestyle
        8 Years in the Martial Arts      
   Certified Nursing Assistant
              CPR & First Aid Certified
      

     Mr. ( Jazz) Jason Trzebiatowski
   1st Degree American Freestyle
        8 Years in the Martial Arts
         EMT, CPR & First Aid Certified
       Volunteer Fire Department
                      Musician
      

                      Julie S.
                   Instructor     
  Ranked in American Freestyle
             5 Years in Dance
      First Aid & CPR Certified

 
          
In Memory of a Warrior's Heart
                  Mr. Eric Sinclair     
                Leader Instructor
   Ranked in American Freestyle
    Pro Flip Assistant Instructor       USA Military Veteran
 
                   Colton W.     
              Student Leader
  Ranked in American Freestyle
            Super Star Athlete
 
            Mr. Jeff Baumgarten
  1st Degree American Freestyle
     30 Years in the Martial Arts
    Law Enforcement Specialist
              Mr. Kevin Smith
              Lead Instructor
 1st Degree American Freestyle
    18 Years in the Martial Arts
            USPS Mail Carrier

Whether you are new to Martial Arts or a seasoned practitioner, you'll find our instructors and staff provide balance to our professional program. Nothing is more important than instilling our core values, especially when it comes to Marital Arts. It's a great way to build confidence and ensure character.

                      Ms. Kara
 1st Degree American Freestyle
    7 Years in the Martial Arts
    Karate there's nothing else!

         Master Curtis Michael Huff                                                                                                                  20 Years in the Martial Arts
             Ranked Degree: 5th Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate         
                   Rankings in: Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Shorei Ryu, Taekwondo  
          Fight experience: Kickboxing IKF, MMA, Pankration, Wrestling, Judo Player, Super Fights, NASKA, NCKA & WBBL 
                     Education:  Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, CPR & First Aid Certified
             Occupation: Professional Martial Arts Instructor & United States Postal Service Plant Supervisor - Eau Claire, WI
                               Jett H.
                     A.K.A. The BOSS     
        Ranked in American Freestyle
 Start in the Martial Arts at 2 years old
                           Super Kid
 
                      Ian H.
              Student Leader     
  Ranked in American Freestyle              Rubix Cube Master
             
 
            Mrs. Bonnie Curler
  1st Degree American Freestyle
     18 Years in the Martial Arts
              Crafts Specialist