Our Instructors            & Teachers

"WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY"

"BEGINNERS TO BLACK BELTS WELCOME"
LEADERSHIP, LIFE SKILLS, CONFIDENCE, CONTROL, FOCUS, MANNERS, ADD, ADHD, PEACE OF MIND, BUILD STRENGTH

OUR CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Welcome to Gallatin Martial Arts Center, 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.

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 country's highest ranking master instrutors.

  • 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.

  • GMA master level instructors have certification under top organizations. (TI - ITF - KUKKIWON - IBJJF - KHF - KKHF - WKGA - WHF Korea)

  • 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"

Grandmaster J.M. Park

Parks TaeKwonDo

Tina - TaeKwonDo Adult Student

Black Dargon TaekWonDo

Master Ray Mannion

Oneonta TaeKwonDo

TaeKwonDo Magazine

World Record Break

GM Spillmann breaking 411 Concrete black for charity. GMA Martial Arts Located at 130 N . Locust Ave Gallatin TN 37066

Puerto Rico Demo

5 Peril Cinder Blocks - GM Spillmann 1987-88

Gallatin Students Win Big

Gallatin Students Win Big

Over 35 Years Winning

TaeKwonDo International

Gallatin Students Wing Big

Gallatin Martial Arts Charity Event

GMA helps many charities

World Hapkido Award

GRANDMASTER INSTRUCTOR
ATCUSA FOUNDER - DIRECTOR
VICE PRESIDENT TAEKWONDO INT
INTERNATIONAL EXAMINER
GMA DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
PHOENIX GROUP ITF SENIOR
IBJJF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU


KwanJangNim Spillmann

8th Dan / Degree Black Belt

• 8th Dan / Degree Black Belt 

. 50 Years Training Experience

• Over 38 Years Teaching
• Business Degree
• Cornell - Business Program ( DAP Program)
• Vice President TaeKwonDo Int ( 2005 -2015)

• Vice President World HapKiDo Federation USA 2018

• ATC Martial Arts Director / USA
• TaeKwonDo 8th Degree Black Belt ITF / TI
• HapKiDo 7th Degree Black Belt
• Karate 4th Degree Black Belt
• Black Belt Rocian Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
• Ranking In: Aikido / Judo Black Belt / Kung Fu
• ITF - TaeKwonDo International Grandmaster
• AAU TaeKwonDo Grandmaster
• USATKD TaeKwonDo Grandmaster
• Kukkiwon TaeKwonDo Master
• International TaeKwondo Federation
• ATF Certified Master Instructor - Y.K.Kim Letter
• CPR Certified
• WTA - Kukkiwon Training Course - Korea 1999
• ASEP Strength & Conditioning Certified Coach 2012
• Wrote Several Books ( TKD Business Book) (8 Keys to Improve)
• Produced DVD's (Hyungs - TaeGueks -  Self Defense - Curricu
• Kukkiwon Letter of Commendation 10/20/2007
• Kukkiwon Letter for Commendation 04/08/2010
• JidoKwon TaeKwonDo Citation 1982
• JidoKwon TaeKwonDo Citation 1980
• WMARF - Citation 1988
• WMARF - Letter of Appreciation 1987
• World Hapkido Federation - AP - Certificate of Qualification 94
• World Martial Arts Masters Mission Federation - Vice President
• TaeKwonDo International - Executive Vice President
• Y.K.Kim's TaeKwonDo - Instructor of the Year 1992
• Y.K Kim's TaeKwonDo - Coach of the Year 1991
• K.S Choi Letter of Appreciation 1998
• J.K. TaeKwonDo Outstanding Dedication 2003
• Puerto Rico Business Seminar Appreciation Award 2008
• ATF Demonstration Team 1984 to 1992 - Orlando Magic
• ATF Sparring Team 1984 to 1992   

• ATF Demonstration Team 1984 to 1992 - Orlando Magic
• ATF Sparring Team 1984 to 1992 

• ATF Instructor 1980 to 1992

• World TaeKwonDo Federation Citation of Dedication 07/01/2007
• World HapKiDo Federation - Performance & Leadership 1997
• California State Senate Community Award 02/10/2001
• TaeKwonDo International Lifetime Award 2008
• AMS CJV Award 2006

• NRCC - National Leadership Award

• Yama Bushi Judo Club Thank You Award 2006
• Amerastate University - Advisor

• Voted Top RC School 2010-2011

Breaking For Charity Raising Thousands

• Broke 411 Concrete Blocks for Charity
• Record 250 Concrete End Caps 48 Seconds
• Master Breaker
• Saint Jude's Children's Hospital

Movie & TV Shows

• Seen in Movies Miami Connection 1988
• Movie Amazing Grace 2003
• TV Nickelodeon 1991
• Adventures TV Show 1997
• Poorman's Show 2002

Competition Awards (Awards at the Academy)

• Many 1st Place - Trophies & Medals - Sparring & Forms
• JiuJitsu - 3 - 1st Place 2 - 2nd Place
• Karate Full Contact - SKF 1st Place
• 2 TaeKwonDo Grand Champions 1988-89 (ATF)
• All Awards can be viewed at the school

KwanJangnim Spillmann has performed demonstrations, instructed
self-defense seminars and consulted for many large organizations across the United States: Mervyns, Universal Studios, Military, Boeing, Edwards, CBS Studios. Mission Viejo Company, Orlando Magic. He has also performed breaking demonstrations, taught self-defense seminars and offered his consulting services in many countries including England, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Puerto Rico, India and Korea.

ACADEMY OWNER
MASTER INSTRUCTOR
ACADEMY DIRECTOR
HYUNG DEMONSTRATOR

Sabumnim A. D, Spillmann

Certified Master Level


• 4th Dan Black Belt TaeKwonDo
• 2nd Dan Black Belt HapKiDo
• 2nd Dan Koryo Gumdo Sword
• Ranked in Rocian Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
• International Forms Demonstraton
• International TaeKwonDo Federation
• TaeKwonDo International Certified
• Kukkiwon Certified
• Little Lions Certified
• 22 Years Experience
• High Level Competitor
• Winner of Many Events ( Awards at academy)
• MVCC - AA Degree Basic Studies

MASTER INSTRUCTOR
FIGHT TEAM DIRECTOR

Sabumnin K. Spillmann

Certified Master Level (California branch)


• 4th Degree Black Belt TaeKwonDo
• Ranked in Rocian Gracie JiuJitsu
• TaeKwonDo International Certified
• International TaeKwonDo Federation
• Kukkiwon Certified
• Little Lions Certified
• Junior & Adult Instructor
• MTSU Business Degree
• 18 Years Experience
• High Level Competitor
• BJJ - 4 - 1st Places / 1 - 2nd - Junior Levels
• Grapling Games 1st Place 2016

MASTER INSTRUCTOR
DEMO TEAM DIRECTOR
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
GMA ACADEMIC TUTOR

                  Sabumnim J. Spillmann

Certified Master Level

• 4th Degree Black Belt TaeKwonDo
• Black Belt Koryo Gumdo Sword
• Ranked in Rocian Gracie JiuJitsu
• 20 Years Experience
• TaeKwonDo International Certified
• International TaeKwonDo Federation
• Kukkiwon Certified
• Little Lions Certified
• TaeKwon Cardio Instructor
• Demo Team Cordinator
• Child Development Degree (CSF)

ACADEMY cHIEF INSTRUCTOR
FIGHT TEAM CO- DIRECTOR
MCMAP

  KyoBumNim M. Unamann Spillmann

Certified Instructor Level

• 3rd Degree Black Belt TaeKwonDo
• HapKiDo - 1st Dan Black Belt
• Kukkiwon Certified
• MMA Instructor
• ATC Certified
• Junior & Adult Instructor
• US Marines - Black Belt MCMAP
• Afghan Veteran (2 Tours)
• Decorated Veteran
• 18 Years Experience
• High Level Competitor
• Many 1st Place - Trophies & Medals - Sparring & Forms

GRANDMASTER INSTRUCTOR
TAI CHI
WING CHUN
BAGUA ZHANG

Sifu Vardeman

Grandmaster - Certified Black Sash

• Tai Chi - Yang Style
• Wing Chun - Ip Man - The Style Bruce Lee Learned
• Bagua Zhang Instructor
• World Chinese Martial Arts Federation Director 1985-1986 OH
• Presidential Sports Award 1992
• Certificate of Award Chinese KuoshuFederation Grandmaster Tsai

• Wrote - Golden Talon Kung Fu Book
• Karate International Magazine - Who's Who in the martial arts 1992
• Over 40 years teaching Kung Fu
• Professional Writer

USAF Vietnam Veteren 

Master Rocian Gracie Jr. 

Professor Spillmann & Son Kurt Spillmann


LITTLE LION INSTRUCTOR
DEMO TEAM CAPTAIN
GMA ACADEMIC TUTOR

Kyobanim A Spillmann

Certified instructor Level


• 3rd Degree Black Belt TaeKwonDo
• Ranked in Rocian Gracie JiuJitsu Blue
• TaeKwon Cardio Instructor
• International TaeKwonDo Federation
• Little Lions Certified
• Little Lions Instructor
• 14 Year Experience
• National Honor Society
• History Major - VSC - APU

Meet Our Jiu-Jitsu Teachers

PROFESSOR K. SPILLMANN
Black Belt - Under Rocian Gracie
24 Years Experience
Competitor
IBJJF / USBJJF

K. SPILLMANN
Senior Purple Belt
Current Competitor
Rocian Gracie Jr
15 Years Experience

Meet Our Kung Fu Instructor

GRANDMASTER INSTRUCTOR (SIFU)
GOLDEN TALON FOUNDER
DIRECTOR OF GMA KUNG FU

Tai Chi - Yang Style
Wing Chun - Ip Man - The Style Bruce Lee Learned
Bagua Zhang Instructor
World Chinese Martial Arts Federation Director 1985-1986 OH
Presidential Sports Award 1992
Certificate of Award - Chinese Kuoshu Federation - Grand Master Tsai
Wrote - Golden Talon Kung Fu Book
Karate International Magazine - Who's Who in the martial arts 1992
Over 40 years teaching Kung Fu
Professional Writer

MASTER INSTRUCTOR
ACADEMY CO-OWNER

Sabumnim A. D, Spillmann
Tai Chi / Wing Chun / Bagua / weapons

Our Office Staff

MARKETING CORDINATOR

Training Instructor C. McCool

OFFICE DIRECTOR

 • TaeKwonDo Black Belt - 1st Dan
• Hapkido Brown Belt
• Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White

Other Training / Junior Instructors