Armand Cohen 
5th Degree Black Belt


Mr. Cohen (Left) started karate in 1994 with Master Jack Hunt (Middle). In 1999, his karate journey began when he received his first-degree black belt along with his son (Right) and started teaching soon after that. It became a family affair, with his wife and daughter achieving black belt and beyond, too. Mr. Cohen loves teaching because he can give back for what he and his family received and so others can experience and gain what he and his family did. Over the years, Mr. Cohen has occasionally competed in tournaments, and one year was lucky enough to become the 1st place NCKA Outstanding Competitor in the 50-year-old and above division.






Jake Smith
4th Degree Black Belt

Mr. Smith began his karate journey in 1998 under the tutelage of Master Jack Hunt at the age of 8. He earned his black belt in 2002. Mr. Smith actively attends tournaments for sparring and is a 2-time Diamond Nationals Class A, 18-29 Heavyweight Sparring Champion. He was also the 2018-2019 Men's 18-29
1st Place NCKA Outstanding Competitor (most tournament points accrued during the season). He would go on to win the same award for the Men's 30-39 division in 2023.











Kate Faltesek

2nd Degree Black Belt

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