Our Staff

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of carl a matthews's instructors and other staff members, starting with CARL MATTHEWS:

CARL MATTHEWS  (Professor/Osensei) 
Grandmaster Matthews is the head instructor at the Academy. His experience includes 36 years of training in the martial arts, 21 years as a law enforcement officer and 20 years of military experience. Master Matthews is currently attending advanced black belt classes under Grandmaster Chris Miller.
In 2005 Master Matthews founded the Faith Fighters Martial Arts Academy and in 2008 created the style of TEN-DO (which means The Way of Heaven). Master Matthews has an incredible passion for teaching and feels that GOD put him here to do so. His concern for his students, his Christian faith, and a strong desire to bring out the best in those around him separate Master Mathews from many of his peers. Master Matthews trains hard under his Sensei Grandmaster Chris Miller and received his black belt in May 2011, in the art of Sho Ko Jitsu. This is to say that all instructors must continue to learn. Master Matthews believes that you most put your students first and leave your EGO behind and love your enemies no matter what they say or do. This is the LOVE of GOD.

William McCoy  (Master/8Dan - Mookwondo/ 5 Dan in Tendo Christian karate) 
Master McCoy brings more than 40 years of martial training to our dojo. He, like Master Matthews, received his black belt at the Warlords Academy of Martial Arts (7Dan in Moo Kwon Do). Master McCoy has been an integral member of our staff in training students and assisting Master Matthews with establishing new schools. His in-depth study of varied martial arts systems make him an outstanding martial artist and an effective instructor. In 2013 Master McCoy was promoted to 5 dan in Ten-Do karate.

For more information about the carl a matthews staff or training programs, please contact us at 443-286-9680 or by clicking here.