At Empower Martial Arts, we are dedicated to serving our community through teaching martial arts and life skills. We believe in cultivating strong, confident, focused, and respectful individuals that empower themselves and others. Through our every thought and action, we are committed to developing an empowered you, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Come take the journey to empowerment with us.
Our team of instructors is passionate about serving our community, helping others succeed, and teaching martial arts. From a fresh perspective and relatability from our younger team members to years of life experience and insight from our adult team, each instructor is highly knowledgeable and has plenty of wisdom to offer. We are proud to have such a strong instruction team that is driven by sharing their expertise and their love of helping others. We are most rewarded by seeing our students grow and improve over the years, both in and out of the dojo.
Meet the Team
Mr. Tarak Chitta
Teaching others allows me to create a connection with the students. No matter what obstacle, having that connection allows students to grow, and that empowers others to grow as well.
Ms. Mika David
At the dojo, each student, parent, and team member has made me as if I belong here. What truly inspires me to do my best is the community fostered between all of us. My goal is to help people see they belong here as well and I hope to make everyone feel welcomed once they step into the dojo.
Instructor Art Fong
The Kajukenbo system of training the MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT is what I am looking for in martial arts. We provide a safe, family oriented environment to develop these skills. I hope to train and EMPOWER other students to improve their skills.
Ms. Valerie Fong
The dynamic and culture here at the dojo is amazing and I am grateful to be part of it. I hope to continue to make the dojo an inspiring place for the students to grow and take their experiences and incorporate it in their lives and others in the community.
Instructor Rashi Gupta
My journey at the dojo has helped me grow as a person, and my instructors have always been very welcoming and supportive. Being a part of my student's journey and giving them this experience is very rewarding. I love to teach at the dojo because it empowers me to be the best version of myself.
Instructor Kaidence Hancock
As a student, I strongly admire all of my instructors and how they have taught me over the past years. My goal is to teach students in such a way that they are excited to come to class each week. I’m excited to get to work with these kids and watch them learn and grow, not only as martial artists but as people too.
Mr. Miles Hancock
I strive to empower students of all ages to see who they are capable of becoming as they mature and grow both on and off the mat. Observing this in others inspires me to do the same in my life.
Instructor Krithin Kamineni
I love teaching because it allows me to build strong connections with students and help them grow as martial artists as well as humans. Seeing the growth in students that I worked with and building positive connections with them empowers me to be my best self as well.
Sifu Brennan Loy
Martial arts was a keystone in growing up. I believe the values and the personal growth that come with training are what helped make me who I am and who I continue to become. I hope to teach those same life values and inspire students to always improve.
Instructor Eashan Mahajan
Empower Martial Arts has helped me obtain multiple life skills throughout my journey here that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to achieve. The main reason I enjoy teaching the students is that I want to help spread these life skills to them, help them develop their skills and techniques, and contribute to the growth of the people I teach.
Ms. Marjan Mahjouri
Over the years I've been grateful to watch the kids who come to our dojo to grow into confident, independent, capable and poised human beings. There is nothing more rewarding and empowering than creating a safe and trusting community for our parents and students.
Ms. Nithya Mukkamala
Empower Martial Arts has taught me a lot throughout my life since I first started. It is fulfilling to see the students go to the next step in their martial arts journey, even if it is as simple as tying their own belt. I feel grateful that I get the opportunity to be there with them while they grow.
Ms. Venya Nirudhodi
From the moment I stepped into Empower Martial Arts I have not only been enlightened with martial art techniques but also with valuable life skills. Watching myself improve as a person empowers me to help others earn the same growth and empowerment as I did.
Shihan Samar Shir
As part of the team, I strive to make a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of our students and family members each and every day. I'm extremely grateful to be able to use martial arts as a way to inspire, motivate, and empower others to be their best.
Ms. Aarushi Sule
I love teaching because I get to play a small role in a student’s long journey towards becoming a black belt! Watching students earn their next belt and be inspired to learn, motivates me to become a better person. I’m so grateful to be able to make special connections with students and I hope to inspire them as they’ve inspired me.
Sifu Allison Valencia
I teach because I enjoy inspiring others on their journey to becoming a martial artist.
Sifu Jeffery Wong
I enjoy seeing students, youth and adults, learn and develop into well-rounded martial artists. It's more than punching and kicking. It’s respect, honor, hard work, and tradition! I enjoy motivating and driving others stay fit for life! It's a personal interest of mine too.
Sifu Ryan Wong
I love teaching as it gives me the means to form better people through both physical and mental fitness while having fun. I hope to spark the fire that leads to a lifetime of excellent life skills and habits!
From our start in 2010, we have catered to families and individuals who want to better themselves through martial arts. It’s very important for us to contribute to our community as we stay involved by sponsoring and participating in local events.
Our base style is Kajukenbo, a hybrid martial art, which incorporates a mixture of striking, blocking, kicking, stand-up and ground combat, choreographed forms, and self-defense. The style borrows from other martial arts such as karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo, and boxing. This style was developed by five martial artists, being officially founded in Oahu, Hawaii in 1947. We practice a modified version of our base style to best serve the students and families we teach, while still keeping the values & philosophies that tie us with traditions of the past.