al-limaShihan Alfonso R. Lima, 7th degree Black Belt – Master Instructor.  Shihan (Master Instructor) Alfonso R. Lima was born in Terceira Azores, (Portugal) in 1958.  Mr. Lima started his Martial Arts training at age fifteen.  His first years were devoted to Kenpo Karate.  In 1978 Mr. Lima enlisted in the Marine Corps.  While in the Marine Corps Mr. Lima was fortunate to study with one of the leading practitioners of traditional Okinawan Isshinryu Karate.  At the request of his superiors he was asked to assist in the training of U.S. Marines in hand to hand combat.  Upon completion of active duty he continued to train Marines in a reserve status until his discharge from the Marines. [ Read More… ]


Michael Laroe

Sensei Michael Laroe, 1st degree Black Belt – Instructor. Sensei Mike Laroe started his martial arts training in 1987. In October 2013 he joined Al Lima’s Studio Of Self-Defense and on October 3rd, 2015 he earned his 1st degree Black Belt (Shodan) and title of Sensei. Sensei Mike is highly dedicated and committed to the martial arts. He has participated in numerous tournaments, seminars and demonstrations. Sensei Mike also holds ranks in other martial arts disciplines and has been a personal trainer and wellness coach for 20 years. [ Read More… ]


Derrick Schommer

Sensei Derrick Schommer, 2nd Degree Black Belt – Instructor. Sensei Derrick Schommer started his martial arts training in 1983. In October 2013 he joined Al Lima’s Studio Of Self-Defense and on October 3rd, 2015 he earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan) and title of Assistant Instructor. Sensei Schommer is highly dedicated and committed to the martial arts. He has participated in numerous, seminars and demonstrations and studied the martial arts through a number of schools and styles. [ Read More… ]


Daniel Coakley Sensei Dan Coakley, 3rd degree Black Belt – Assistant Instructor. Sensei Dan started his martial arts training in 1985 and joined Al Lima’s Studio Of Self-Defense in 1993. In April of 1997 he was awarded his Black Belt and in September, 2003 he was awarded his 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan). Dan is a dedicated and committed martial arts student and assistant instructor [ Read More… ]


Bob CunhaSensei Bob Cunha, 4th degree Black Belt – Instructor. Sensei Bob started his martial arts training in June, 1982 and in February, 1987 he received his Black Belt. In May, 1993 he received his second degree Black Belt and title of Sensei and in June, 1997 he was awarded his 4th Degree Black Belt (Yondan) [ Read More… ]


Ian AxtellSensei Ian Axtell, 3rd degree Black Belt – Instructor. Sensei Ian started his martial arts training in May, 1996. He earned his Black Belt in May, 2001 and in March, 2007 he earned his 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan) and title of instructor. [ Read More… ]


Sensei Debbi Marcous Sensei Debbi Marcous, 2nd degree Black Belt – Instructor. Sensei Debbi started her martial arts training in November, 1999. She earned her Black Belt in March, 2004 and in March, 2007 she was awarded her 2nd Degree Black Belt (Sandan) and title of Sensei. Sensei Debbi is currently an assistant instructor and a dedicated martial arts student. As a practitioner of yoga she often blends her yoga skills with her martial arts training to challenge even the most seasoned martial artist. [ Read More… ]


dylan limaDylan Lima, 1st degree Black Belt – Assistant Instructor. Dylan started his martial arts training in March, 2003. He earned his Jr. Black Belt in September, 2011 and title of Jr. assistant instructor. In January, 2014 He earned his 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) and title of assistant instructor. Dylan is currently an assistant instructor and a dedicated martial arts student. [ Read More… ]


Ben DesrochersBen Desrochers, 2nd Degree Black Belt – Assistant Instructor. Ben started his martial arts training in September, 2006. He earned his Jr. Black Belt in June, 2012 and title of Jr. assistant instructor. In June, 2014 He earned his Black Belt and title of assistant instructor. Ben is currently an assistant instructor and a dedicated martial arts student. [ Read More… ]


Corwin Defeo, Jr. Black Belt – Jr. Assistant Instructor. Corwin started his martial arts training in June, 2007. He joined Al Lima’s Studio Of Self-Defense in November, 2012. In September, 2013 he earned his Jr. Black Belt and title of Jr. assistant instructor. Corwin is currently a Jr. assistant instructor and a dedicated martial arts student. [ Read More… ]


Sam Crooker, Jr. Black Belt – Jr. Assistant Instructor. Sam started his martial arts training in June, 2007. He joined Al Lima’s Studio Of Self-Defense in November, 2012. In June, 2014 he earned his Jr. Black Belt and title of Jr. assistant instructor. Sam is currently a Jr. assistant instructor and a dedicated martial arts student. [ Read More… ]


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