Our Instructors

jake marcus, fusion martial arts, eagan

Jake Marcus 

6th Degree Black Belt

Chief Instructor

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. 

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April Ganfield

4ht Degree Black Belt 



April has a passion for teaching others to find confidence in themselves through martial arts. A mother of two, April brings a carful approach to her teachings focusing on empowering students to bring values into their homes & the rest of life. April began her training as a young teenage women finding self confidence and showing that it isn't just for boys. After taking a break from taekwondo April found Fusion and made the decision to recommit her training and earned her Black belt in 2006. After earning the rank April began sticking out as not only a great partitioner but also as a leader. She was offered an apprenticeship and became an official staff member in 2009 becoming our female lead instructor.  Today, April has earned the rank of 4th degree and continues to elevate herself within teaching and her own personal training.

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.