6th Degree Black Belt
Jake started martial arts training at the age of six due to his passion for the ninja turtles. It wasn't until years later in his martial arts career that he finally realized why his mom and dad enrolled him in a martial arts school; they saw a chance for the oldest son to learn positive values and morals that would shape him into the man he would soon become. Jake began his teaching apprenticeship under Master Matt Blomquist at fifteen and was instantly hooked on the idea of sharing the martial arts with anyone that wanted to learn. "One of the most rewarding things I've experienced in my life is seeing someone who started martial arts as a kid develop into a leader in our community," he says. Today Jake is one of the youngest 6th degree black belts in the ATA. He has been awarded two regional instructor of the year titles, is the current sparring district champion and has finished top ten in the world rankings of ATA competition for the last four years.
4ht Degree Black Belt
Noah has a passion for teaching others to find confidence in themselves through martial arts. Noah was adopted at birth and immediately knew he had a natuaral response for the skillset of Taekwondo. As a graduate of St. Olaf University where he holds a degree in exersise science, Noah is passionate of sharing his knowledge with everyone among our community. At the age of 24, Noah is on a fantastic path to become a truly great Chief Instructor with Fusion. With a passion for sharing the many benefits of martial arts training, he has dedicated the last 9 years to teaching hundreds of students. It is this passion for teaching others that Noah brings to the Fusion Martial Arts community. Noah has been awarded the ATA Instructor of the Year award, is a 2x ATA Form World Champion & has earned several ATA Awards for Black Belt Excellence. He is a fantastic example of leadership and the growth from student to instructor.
Fusion Martial Arts is very selective about its staff. Our professional instructors are required to go through an extensive 3-year apprenticeship program, a background check and CPR certification. They are certified through the American Taekwondo Association (ATA), which is one of the world's largest martial arts organizations.