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Masters of the AMAI

Currently, the Master of the AMAI are like-minded in providing support and quality training for all of the AMAI members.  Our Master Instructors are hands-on at each of  their own schools and ready and willing to help all AMAI school owners. Each one has made martial arts their life’s work and love to train and teach.  To learn more about the  each AMAI Master, click on their individual pages below.

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Master Chick Mathis

President, Director & Advisor of the AMAI Currently Master Instructor in Destin, Florida Career Highlights: 1978 Started training in Taekwondo – Panama City, Fl 1981 Opened first Martial Arts school in Fort Walton Beach, Fl 1987 & 1989 Southeast Region Instructor of the Year 1993 &1994 Chief of Internal Affairs Southeast Region Received National Award for …

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Master Amanda Olson

                            Currently Master Instructor, Johnson City, TN Master Olson’s largest contribution to the AMAI is the Leadership program.  She has spent her lifetime developing the lessons taught and brings her years of experience right to you. This program is designed to help …

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Master Kevin Mathis

                    Currently Master Instructor, Fort Walton Beach, FL The largest contribution to the AMAI from Master Mathis is his development of the AMAI Taekwondo Curriculum and Weapons program.  He spent years developing both systems and has truly incorporated the AMAI motto “Tradition with Vision” by taking …

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Glenn Olson

Master Glenn Olson

                          Vice President Director of Public Relations & safetyNETkids Currently Master Instructor, Johnson City, TN Career Highlights: 1985 Started training in Taekwondo – Fort Walton Beach, FL 1985- 1989 Served in the United States Air Force as a Survival Instructor to flight crew …

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John fleming

Master John Fleming

                        Currently Master Instructor, Montgomery, AL

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Master Youngman & Master Mathis

Master David Youngman

Master Youngman is the head instructor and owner of Youngman’s American Martial Arts.  He has thirty years of learning Taekwondo as well as over twenty years teaching.  He has trained many students to black belt, instructorship, and beyond.

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