Professional Staff

Chris Herrman, Owner & Master Instructor

Mr. Herrman began training in Karate as a student at Syracuse University in 1991 and has been teaching since 1994. He relocated to Seattle in 2001 and is currently ranked as a 4th degree Black Belt in Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate under Mr. Brian MacDonald and is a 2nd Grade Black Belt in Doce Pares Eskrima under Mr. Jason Silverman. He is a member of the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, the Martial Arts Teachers Association and is a 4x Black Belt Schools International Certified Instructor (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009). He is also a graduate of ProMac (Professional Martial Arts College) under Mr. Dave Kovar (2009) and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Mr. Herrman is the Master Instructor at AMA Bryant.

Kristin Hale, Program Director & Instructor

Miss Kristin is the Program Director at Alpha Martial Arts, an AMA Black Belt instructor and a certified TMTA Muay Thai Instructor. She is a former NCAA athlete at the University of Washington, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a certified BBSI Instructor.

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Silas Ness, Head Instructor AMA Capitol Hill

AMA Capitol Hill is headed by Mr. Ness – an outstanding BBSI certified black belt instructor who began studying Kenpo Karate as a kid when he was 8 years old and is currently ranked as a 2nd degree Black Belt in Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate under Mr. Herrman. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.

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Chris Ross, Karate Instructor

Mr. Chris is an instructor for the Karate programs at Alpha Martial Arts. He is a 2nd Degree AMA Adult Black Belt. He received his instructor certification from Black Belt Schools International in February of 2009. Mr. Chris teaches our Masters Classes and directs the AMA Demo Teams.

Allyson Meadows, Karate Instructor

Miss Allyson is an instructor for the Karate programs at Alpha Martial Arts. She is a 2nd Degree AMA Black Belt and a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She received her instructor certification from Black Belt Schools International in March of 2006.

Nicole Gurley, Karate Instructor & Office Manager

Miss Nikki is an instructor for the Karate programs at Alpha Martial Arts. She is an AMA Black Belt and received her instructor certification from Black Belt Schools International in March of 2006.

Caitlin Lockhart, Front Office & Kickboxing Instructor

Miss Caitlin works the front office at Alpha Martial Arts and is the first point of contact for most of our current and prospective students. If you need help – ask her, or one of her teammates. If she can’t help you they will point you to a staff member who can! She is also a Black Belt in Muay Thai and an instructor in the Muay Thai Kickboxing program at AMA.

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DELTA & STORM Teams

The Delta Team is part of the Teen Leadership Program at Alpha Martial Arts and is made up of AMA Junior Black Belts ages 13 and up. These outstanding young adults assist with classes and provide extra help lessons to students as needed. The Storm Team is made up of Junior Leaders who help in classes and act as role models for the younger students.

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