Our Certified Instructors 

Welcome to Global Martial Arts Center (Gallatin Branch) , an elite family operated training center.

We feel martial arts training is for everyone to benefit from, learn and enjoy: small, tall, big, short, man, woman, child or senior.  
 
In today's world, it is important that we learn to defend ourselves and gain the edge in life.  We, as a family operated academy, are mindful that every person who enters our academy does so for a different personal reason.  We have students who join us to improve their lives, learn self defense, improve focus, build confidence, build self esteem, get in shape, build strength, improve stamina, attain peace of mind or just to have a fun workout. If you train with us you will not only learn from top instructors but you will be earning a prestigious black belt recognized worldwide.

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Our world certified masters and instructors treat all our students as family.  They are always working to change lives in a positive way based on each individual’s personality, needs and goals.  Martial Arts are about developing stronger, more confident leaders for a brighter tomorrow and a better community.   Gallatin Martial Arts will also try to continue helping the area schools, the less fortunate children, raising money for children's cancer research, our overseas christian missions and helping local animal shelters.  We will do our best to motivate and share our knowledge of traditional, sport and modern combat martial arts to everyone who attends our academy.  

Learn from top martial art masters and at an internationally certified academy

  • GMA Instructors have the teaching experience and knowledge to develop top students.
  • GMA has some of the countries highest ranking master instructors.
  • GMA instructors are trained and ranked in multiple martial art styles.
  • GMA instructors are full time professional martial art teachers.
  • GMA grandmaster level instructors have taught military and police combative methods.
  • GMA master level instructors have certification under top organizations. (TI - ITF - KUKKIWON - IBJJF - KHF - KKHF - WKGA)
  • GMA student belt certification is valid internationally.
  • GMA grandmasters have over 50 years of martial arts experience.
  • GMA grandmasters have been teaching for over 35 years.
  • GMA has been developing national champions, life champions for over 35 years.
  • GMA instructor must pass Back Ground Checks to teach or coach. 
  • GMA coaches are certified under several major international organizations.
  • GMA awards, trophies, medals and certifications can be viewed at the school and verified.
  • GMA works to develop leaders, academic excellence, confidence, focus and life skills
  • GMA is open 6 days per week and offers over 60 classes per week. 

"if you want to learn great martial arts in a family atmosphere then welcome to our family"

9th Degree Black belt

KwanJangNim Spillmann

GRANDMASTER INSTRUCTOR

ATCUSA  FOUNDER - DIRECTOR
GMA FOUNDER DIRECTOR 
VICE PRESIDENT TAEKWONDO INT (RET)
INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER
INTERNATIONAL TAEKWONDO FED
TAEKWONDO INTERNATIONAL
KUKKIWON 

BLACK SASH

Sifu Vardeman

GRANDMASTER INSTRUCTOR

TAI CHI
WING CHUN
BAGUA ZHANG

5th Degree Black belt

Sabumnim A. D, Spillmann

Certified Master Level

ACADEMY OWNER
MASTER INSTRUCTOR
ACADEMY DIRECTOR
HYUNG DEMONSTRATOR

4th Degree Black belt

Sabumnin K. Spillmann

Certified Master Level

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
FIGHT TEAM DIRECTOR
MARKETING DIRECTOR

5th Degree Black belt

Sabumnim J. Spillmann

Certified Master Level

MASTER INSTRUCTOR
DEMO TEAM DIRECTOR
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
GMA ACADEMIC TUTOR

3rd Degree Black belt

Kyobumnim A.Spillmann

Certified instructor  Level

LITTLE LION INSTRUCTOR
AFTER SCHOOL INST
GMA ACADEMIC TUTOR

2nd Degree Black belt

Kyobumnim C.Denzik

Little Lions Instructor
Adult - Junior Instructor
Front Desk Manager

PURPLE belt

Instuctor  A. Aguaire

Assistant  instructor  Level

JIU-JITSU ASSISTANT
KICKBOXING / MMA

KwanJangnim  Spillmann has been seen in printed media, movies and several television shows. He has been a full time professional martial arts teacher for his entire life and a strong force in the Martial Arts community for over 35 years. He has helped many Masters achieve successful academies and lives with his teaching and professional business methods. He has worked with professional fighters, professional athletes, law enforcement, the US Military and even with several foreign military units teaching hand to hand combative and street defensive techniques. He has performed demonstrations for many city events including a demonstration at the Orlando Magic Arena half time show as an ATF Demonstration Team Member under Grandmaster Y.K. Kim. He has also taught self defense and motivational seminars for several major companies.
 
KwanJangNim  Spillmann has assisted many adults and youths not only in learning great martial arts and practical self defense, but improving life skills, leadership skills, overcoming anger issues, improving goal setting skills, conquering confidence problems, overcoming concentration issues and developing positive thinking, while acquiring peace of mind and inner strength. Through his elite leadership martial arts programs, many students achieve top grades, have gone on to top universities and have been very successful in their careers and finding happiness in their lives.

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