Since 1986, it has always been the vision of Shihan Marvin Carmona to have his school be a multi-disciplined training academy. That is why NJMAA is not called "Carmona Karate" or "New Jersey Isshinryu". Our school has 'home grown' black belts in every discipline offered - Isshinryu Karate, Kendo (Japanese Swordsmanship), Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons), Yoshitsune Traditional and Combat JuJitsu. With the variety of independent disciplines, NJMAA is a true Budokan. In addition, students will enjoy the fast-paced, action-packed style of XMA - Xtreme Martial Arts and XGT - Xtreme Gymnastic Tumbling, created by Blue Power Ranger Mike Chat. Combined, these classes combine acrobatics, gymnastics, theatrics and dance with martial arts offering a very fun 'movie-style' martial arts.
NJMAA is in the top 1% nationwide of any style martial arts. We are one of the few full-time professional martial arts academies in the country. Owners Marvin and Kelly Carmona dedicate themselves full time not only to running their schools but continue to grow professionally well beyond your typical martial arts school. In addition to holding instructing certification straight from Okinawa, Japan, the Carmona's are also dedicated to continuing their education. They currently are completing their degrees in Exercise Science, and earning certificates in Personal Training.
SHIHAN MARVIN CARMONA, FOUNDER & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR:
Shihan Carmona was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1960. He came to live in the
In 1986, Marvin opened his own dojo, North Jersey Martial Arts Academy and quickly
At the 25 year mark, Marvin is currently blessed with two active, full time professional
In addition to studying Exercise Science in college, Marvin holds an 8th degree black
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SENSEI KELLY CARMONA, CPA - BUSINESS DIRECTOR
Sensei Carmona is from Randolph, NJ where she has lived most of her life. A graduate of the College of St Elizabth with a BA in Business with a concentration in Accounting, and a minor in History. She currently is studying Exercise Science at the County College of Morris, where she also has a two year AS in Business as well.
The daughter of a CPA, Sensei Carmona earned her CPA licensure,and has been partner in two CPA firm,s unil 2003 when she went full-time at NJMAA. She continues to run a small tax practice out of bt schools. "I Kick Taxes" is her tag line.
For about 10 yeard, Sensei C has been an adjunct professor at County College of Morris from the mid 90's, teaching business, marketing, taxation, and accounting.
Community service is very important to Sensei Carmona. She is Past President of the Randolph Rotary club, and was honored with the prestegious Paul Harris Fellow.
She spent over 15 years total as a volunteer firefighter, and was the first female firefighter in Randolph Township back in 1982, paving the way for many who would follow. She worked her way up to the rank of Lieutenant and Captain before retiring for about 10 years while she had her children.
She also spent more than 25 years with the Morris County 4-H, both as a club member then leader of the Gaucho's 4-H Horse Club. She also was elected to serve on the Morris County 4-H Association, holding the positions of President and Treasurer thru the years. Sensei C was honored by Rutgers University in 1990 as the NJ 4-H Alumnai of the Year. Currently, Sensei C is a third degree black belt in Isshinryu and in addition to the business administration of NJMAA, is responsible for the Tiny Tiger (Ages 3 thru 5) ciricculum and instructor training.
Sensei Carmona leads NJMAA's community service activities, and successfully has incorporated community service as part of all Sho-Dan (Black Belt) and Sho-Dan-Ho (Jr Black Belt) tests.
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