American Martial Arts

(336) 765-1950

Kevin Pyles: Owner, Head Instructor at AMAA and Team ONE Head Coach

Kevin established American Martial Arts Academy in the 1990s, introducing a Mixed style of Martial Arts training to the area with the goal of providing unparalleled, comprehensive training in a safe and clean environment. He has over 24 years of martial arts experience teaching both children and adults & has earned a Black Belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Mario Aiello. He also has a 5th degree Black Belt in American Mixed Martial Arts, and a 3th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Kevin is also a Certified Muay Thai instructor under 9 time world champion, Rob Kaman and has had the opportunity to train with some of the most renowned and respected coaches from many different styles. He has won championships in multiple competitions & tournaments. Kevin has contracted with the United States Military to enhance closed combat training and was chosen to establish the first certification curriculum for the NC Boxing Commission to certify their judges and referees for Mixed Martial Arts competitions. Through the Academy, Kevin has trained well over 50 champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. He is also a licensed Physical Therapist providing a special focus on training students in methods that are both effective and safe. He is a nationally recognized, Certified Bully Expert and teaches positive behavior enhancement and de-escalation through communication to avoid conflict and bullying. He has 3 children all of which train at our Academy.