About us

 
 

MICHAEL WOLHFERT
Guro / Khun Kru / Sifu

Michael began his formal education in martial arts in 1997 at Princeton Academy of Martial Arts under world renowned Sifu/Guru/Arjan Rick Tucci. Michael was a staff and lead instructor at Princeton Academy of Martial Arts (PAMA) for 20 years. Michael has professionally trained thousands of individuals in martial arts, physical Fitness and self defense. He is well versed and continues to stay current and understands that martial arts and physical fitness are a journey with no destination.  Michael is also the owner and Director of Training for Justifiable Force NJ's Premier training group focusing on all aspects of personal defense.

Certifications

  • Full Instructor Jeet kune Do/ Jun Fan Gung fu under Sifu Rick Tucci

  • Full Instructor Filipino martial Kali/Silat arts under Guro Rick Tucci

  • Full Instructor in Muay Thai/ Thai Boxing under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute founder of the WTBA

  • Silver Glove in Savate under Nicholas Saignac

  • Affiliate instructor in Martial Blade concepts under Michael Janich

  • Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor

  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor

  • CPR/AED Instructor AHA

  • Instructor in Knife Fighting Concepts under Peter Weckauf

  • Certified Macebell Coach under Newbreed Fitness

  • TRX Qualified Suspension Training

  • TRX Qualified Functional Training

For an extensive list of Michael's certifications click here

 
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Mike Wolhfert , is one of my most dedicated and skilled Martial Art students to date. He has invested thousands of hours in training and is one of only a few certified instructors in my program of Jeet Kune Do and Kali/Silat. Mike is an excellent Martial Arts teacher/coach. He is personable, patient, and very conscious of each individual student’s development under his tutelage. I believe that any person interested in learning or enhancing their Martial Arts skills would greatly benefit from training with Mike.
— Rick Tucci
 
 
Full Instructor Jeet kune Do/ Jun Fan Gung fu under Sifu Rick Tucci   Full Instructor Filipino martial arts under Guro    Rick Tucci

Full Instructor Jeet kune Do/ Jun Fan Gung fu under Sifu Rick Tucci
Full Instructor Filipino martial arts under Guro Rick Tucci

Full Instructor in Muay Thai/ Thai Boxing under Grandmaster    Chai Sirisute    founder of the WTBA

Full Instructor in Muay Thai/ Thai Boxing under Grandmaster Chai Sirisute founder of the WTBA

Silver Glove in Savate under Nicholas Saignac

Silver Glove in Savate under Nicholas Saignac

 
Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor

Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor

Study Group Leader in Knife Fighting Concepts Peter Weckauf of Sami Combat Systems.

Study Group Leader in Knife Fighting Concepts Peter Weckauf of Sami Combat Systems.

Affiliate instructor in Martial Blade concepts under Michael Janich

Affiliate instructor in Martial Blade concepts under Michael Janich

Certified Macebell Coach under Newbreed Fitness

Certified Macebell Coach under Newbreed Fitness

 
TRX Suspension and Functional Training Qualified

TRX Suspension and Functional Training Qualified


FRANK STRAUSS

 
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Frank has played sports his entire life, and started strength and conditioning when he was 12. He was a personal trainer and has spent the last 10 plus years learning different fitness methods from some of the best instructors in the industry. Frank applies these methods to help progress his own training as well as his clients. During high school Frank was on then wrestling team and trained in mixed martial arts. Frank is an active student of Martial Arts and Fitness. Frank holds the rank of Orange Armband in Muay Thai and studies, Kali, and JKD under Michael Wolhfert.  

  • Assistant Coach in MSTA Kickboxing & Functional Fitness

  • Orange Armband Muay Thai (WTBA)

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ANDRE TOSADO

 
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Andre has been studying martial arts since his early 20's. In 2006 he began practicing the martial arts disciplines of Taijutsu, Jun Fun Jeet Kune Do, Kali - Escrima, Judo and Jiu-jitsu. Andre also possesses an extensive knowledge of health, nutrition and fitness and is eager to assist his students meet their goals.

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  • Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do - Kali under Sifu Paul Vunak

  • Yellow Armband in Muay Thai (WTBA)

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Muay Thai Fitness coach

  • Former UFC Gym Striking Coach

  • CPR/AED First Aid Certified


Michael Parrillo

Michael has been studying various Martial Arts styles as well as Military combat fighting systems for almost two decades. 

  • Law Enforcement Physical Conditioning Instructor

  • CPR/AED Instructor American heart Association

  • Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate

  • Gray Belt in Marine Corps Martial arts program

           For an extensive list of Michael's certifications click here

 


L. Greg Smith

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Greg was a star basketball player on the varsity team at Seton Hall Prep School. As a scholar athlete and highly recruited senior, Greg was offered scholarships to numerous Division 1 schools including Syracuse University, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Seton Hall University, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Fordham University, St. John’s University, Rutgers University, and Fairleigh Dickenson University.  He decided to attend and play at Seton Hall University where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration and marketing from the W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall.  After graduation, Greg had an NBA tryout with the New Jersey Nets. He was later offered several opportunities to play professionally oversees but due to family obligations decided to remain in the United States.

Greg has operated sports athletic camps for over 35 years and has coached AAU, travel, YMCA, and other youth basketball teams throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas.  Of the student athletes he has coached and mentored, there are over 23 Division 1 players and over 100 Division 2 and 3 players, including 1 NBA player. 

Greg began studying martial arts at the age of 4 and has been teaching various arts since the age of 16.  He has trained at the Princeton Academy of Martial Arts for over 20 years primarily studying several arts including Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Kali, Savate, and Silat. 

Greg is actively involved in many professional and community organizations including the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD), The Free & Accepted Masons, Shriners, Church and various youth groups. He has authored and co-authored seven books and publications and delivers motivational speeches and programs on a wide variety of key social and professional topics to various businesses, educational institutions, and organizations. Greg holds over 75 Business Training Certifications

“Honesty and integrity, consummate trust and credibility while completing the overall success profile. The combination of self-confidence, faith, hard work, and a strong, open minded, positive attitude complete the structure of success.  Life is too short to worry or complain. ENJOY LIFE TODAY”


JUDY BOHN

Judy has been a fitness enthusiast for many years. She has been a lover of kickboxing for fitness and now is learning the art of Muay Thai. Judy is an inspiration and motivator for our members.

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  • Assistant Coach in MSTA Kickboxing & Functional Fitness

  • Certified Macebell Coach under Newbreed Fitness

  • Yellow Armband Muay Thai (WTBA)

 
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JEFF YU

Jeff is an accomplished martial artist. He is a former instructor in Tae Kwon Do and holds a black belt. He has studied Jeet Kune do and Filipino martial arts for over 10 years.

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Sean Fisher

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  • Certified Full Instructor in Martial Guncraft

  • NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor

  • Owner of Blackbag Resources supplier of Tactical Equipment and Discreet Consultation to Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

  • Host of the BBR Brain Dump and Co Host of the 2nd is for everyone podcast.

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Every family has a black sheep, and the MSTA family is no exception.

Our black sheep is Sean Fisher, owner of Black Bag Resources and our primary instructor for the Martial Guncraft firearms training program. He's not what you'd expect from a seasoned firearms instructor. By injecting his sarcastic sense of humor and references to pop culture and film into Martial Guncraft he brings levity and smiles to students learning to navigate various pistol handling and marksmanship skills. Sean learned to shoot when he was only 4 years old and describes his firearms experience as "organic" without the perceived taboos that many people find inhibiting when they express an interest in guns. As the owner of Black Bag Resources LLC, a tactical gear retailer and training company, Sean has worked with military and law enforcement in a variety of capacities as well as a firearms instructor to civilians interested in learning about responsible firearms ownership and use. Sean is well versed in multiple firearms disciplines and provides his expertise to MSTA as our resident baron of ballistics, sommelier of shooting, and denizen of deflagration. He also wrote this ridiculous bio...