Master Rich Brugger - Owner / Chief Instructor
Master Brugger has been training in the martial arts since 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Master Black Belt by Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee in 2005. He has written articles on family safety, health & fitness and parenting for ParentGuide News and the New Providence - Berkeley Heights PATCH. As a teacher of teachers, Master Brugger's articles on best-practices for instructors and school-owners have been featured regularly in MA SUCCESS, the martial arts industry's largest trade publication. He is also the author of A Parent's Guide To Family Safety - A Common Sense Guide To Keeping Your Family Safe.
Ranks & Certifications
Tae Kwon Do
Master Instructor - Jhoon Rhee System of Tae Kwon Do
4th Degree Black Belt in traditional ITF Tae Kwon Do
Muay Thai / Thai Boxing
Representative Instructor under Khuen Khru J. Jones
Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Gung Fu
Representative Instructor under Sifu J. Jones
Filipino Martial Arts
Representative Instructor under Guro J. Jones
Savate-Thai Cross Training (STX Kickboxing)
Certified STX Kickboxing Program Affiliate under Sensei Erik Paulson
Michelle Brugger - Owner / Program Director
Mrs. Brugger has been training in the martial arts since 1996. In addition to being a 3rd degree Black Belt, she is a certified personal fitness trainer and holds additional certifications in sports nutrition, kickboxing and mat pilates. Since 2011 she has been the president of the New Providence Business & Professionals Association. She is also a board member of the Downtown Improvement District.