American Martial Arts

(336) 765-1950

Learn About Our Professional Martial Arts Staff

All martial arts instructors at American Martial Arts Academy in Winston-Salem, NC are trained to ensure that our martial arts classes are safe, effective and fun.

Our instructors and instructor assistants are trained to focus on more than just teaching martial arts skills. Instructors also learn how to work with all students, tailoring their martial arts teaching methods to fit the individual child. Emphasis is put on encouragement and positive correction.

We are committed to teaching the physical skills of martial arts while applying attitude-shaping exercises aimed at bringing out the best character and physical potential in each student. Through weekly martial arts training, instructors advance their own martial art and educational knowledge to become even more effective martial arts teachers.

The American Martial Arts Academy instructors are required to maintain their personal level of martial arts knowledge and a high level of personal growth. They are expected to take classes on a regular basis and test at least once per year.

Our Winston-Salem Martial Arts staff at American Martial Arts Academy looks forward to working with you.

Our instructors:

Lucas Lepri: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Kevin Pyles: Owner, Head Instructor at AMAA and Team ONE Head Coach
Jeff Bankston: Instructor for AMAA and Team ONE
Fernando Salvador: Instructor Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Ethan Reeve: Wrestling
Lonnie Price: Youth Martial Arts Director
Clifton Davis:  Muay Thai Kickboxing

Assistant Instructors

Colby Orr
Stephen Mizzi
Syria Klein
Dave Woolard
Asa Herring
Durwood Gomez
Keith Mason
Russell Bailey
Miranda Peeples
Steve Elliott