Academy of Martial Arts
Gonzales and Prairieville
225-644-2127
info@griffinsama.net

Kwan Jang Nim
John Griffin (Owner)
· Certified AKMA instructor
· 5th dan Tang Soo Do
· 2nd dan Hapkido
· Charter Member of the Association of Korean Martial Arts with multiple locations
· Fought on Bad Boyz Karate Team Sponsored by Popeye’s
· Holds multiple National and State Championship Titles
· Has been teaching child development through martial arts for over 20 years
Kwan Jang Nim John is a 5th dan Black Belt and Chief Instructor of AMA in Gonzales, LA. He has been training in martial arts for over 26 years and currently works as a law enforcement official. Kwan Jang Nim John received a black belt in Mu Duk Kwon Tang Soo Do under Master Robert Torres. His Hapkido certifications were received under Kwan Jang Nim Dan Rogers.

Kwan Jang Nim John’s goal as a martial arts instructor is to teach child development through martial arts. Due to his passion, dedication and love of martial arts thousands of students have received excellence in training through his Tang Soo Do schools.
Kwan Jang Nim
Frank Chartier
· Certified AKMA instructor
· Louisiana Regional Director for Jun Tong Mu Sool
· 6th dan Hapkido
· 5th dan Jun Tong Mu Sool Hapkido
· 5th dan World Kido Federation
· 5th dan Hanminjok Hapkido Association
· 4th dan Tae Kwon Do
· Vice President of Jun Tong Moo Sool
Kwan Jang Nim Chartier has nearly 30 years of martial arts training and is the leading authority and founder of the art of Yu Kang Kwan Hapkido. Yu Kang Kwan is internationally recognized as a “style” of Hapkido by the International Sung Ja Do Association.

He received his 1st black belt in 1989 in Tae Kwon Do through the World Tae Kwon Do Federation under Grandmaster Young S. Kim, founder of Joong Do Ryu. Kwan Jang Nim Chartier has trained under some of the top masters and Grandmasters of Korean martial arts such has N.G. Guak, Jun Kim, and Sang Kim. Kwan Jang Nim Chartier began teaching in 1988 and is currently a student of Chief Master John Murphy.



Since 1986, the instructors and staff at Academy of Martial Arts have been offering martial arts classes in both Tang Soo Do and Hapkido. Academy of Martial Arts has always been here to guide you on your path of martial arts growth and self improvement.

Under the direction of certified instructor John Griffin and his staff of certified instructors and caring managers, Academy of Martial Arts has a number of programs for all ages and experience levels.
· Academy of Martial Arts has been providing classes in martial arts training since 1986.

· We have over 58 years of combined teaching experience.

· Staff includes: 2 master instructors and 3 black belt instructors.

· All instructors are put through a rigorous leadership program.

· Every instructor is internationally certified through the Association of Korean Martial Arts.

· We provide a safe environment with padded floors and approved martial arts training gear.

· We can track students’ attendance and progression via our integrated computer system.
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