Instructors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Instructor Peter Kiss

 

Mr. Peter Kiss is head instructor of Phoenix Martial Arts. A true leader by example, he has been training in the Martial Arts for over 20 years in multiple styles, holding a 4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido under the Korea Hapkido Federation, 1st Degree Black Belt in Gongkwon Yusul and 1st Degree Kummooyeh Korean Sword and archery, also training in American Kenpo Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jutsu.

Introduced to the Martial Arts at a very young age, he has dedicated his life to understanding the traditional values and applications of techniques but at the same time, keeping up to date with the latest training methods. In order to have a practical and efficient method of self defence, which offers real world applications, he believes that this will only come as a result of on-going and regular training. To achieve this we offer a balance of mental, physical and spiritual components to give you a wholistic marital arts experience.

Over his years of training, Mr. Peter Kiss has had the opportunity to train with many Masters in various arts.

- Grandmaster Ryoo & Master Kim - Hapkido KHF

- Grandmaster Jang - Kummooyeh - Korean Sword and Archery

- Master Daniel Marie - Hapkido

- Grandmaster Kang Jun - Gong Kwon Yu Sul

- Master Fari Salievski - Hapkido and Brazilian Jiu Jutsu

- Master John Van Wyk - Kenpo Karate

Seminars and training with such Masters as

- Sensei Benny "The Jet" Urquidez - Kick Boxing Champion/Ukidokan karate

- Master John B. Will - Will/Machado Brazilian Jiu Jutsu

- Master Fariborz Azhakh - Hapkido Blend

- Grandmaster Bong Soo Han - Hapkido

just to mention a few.

Teaching Philosophy

Committed to excellence, Mr. Peter Kiss over the years that he has been teaching, has had the opportunity to teach a wide spectrum of people and as such, understands that each person is an individual and has individual needs. Therefore, to address this issue, he has designed a wide range of programs that are age specific and aims to cater to the students individual needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Harry Skaros

 

Mr. Harry is a key member of Phoenix Martial Arts staff. Training in the Martial Arts in multiple disciplines including Gonkwon Yusul, grappling / Jiu Jutsu and Kummooyeh and Taekwondo. 1st Degree Black Belt in Gongkwon Yusul and grappling. Harry makes a huge contribution with his technical knowledge and friendly manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Jack (Jackie) Tran

 

Mr. Jack is a 1st Degree Hapkido instructor with Phoenix Martial Arts. Jack has trained in mulitple disciplines including Hapkido, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and Gongkwon Yusul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Instructor Ethan Kiss

 

Mr. Ethan is a 1st Degree Hapkido instructor with Phoenix Martial Arts. One of its founding students has gained a great respect from the all the students and has shown himself as a true leader and technical Black Belt. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Instructor Owen Maugeri

 

Mr. Owen is a 1st Degree Hapkido instructor with Phoenix Martial Arts. Owen has shown to be a techincal Black Belt and respected by students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Katrina Vella

 

Miss Katrina has been a valuable addition to the Phoenix Martial Arts staff. Katrina is Phoenix Martial Arts Strength and Conditioning Coach. Having a backgound in as a dance instructor and qualified national instructor brings another perspective to functional movement. Miss Katrina is also a senior Hapkido student and also trains in Kummooyeh.