Meet The


Martial Arts Team

Our Team


Benjamin Moriniere

Head Instructor and Owner

Benjamin Moriniere is from Central Texas. He began his martial arts career attending classes off and on as a youth, beginning with Capoeira. After high school he went on to attend Wentworth Military Academy and the Univ. of Central Missouri. Following college he entered the US Army, finishing up his career as Captain in Logistics and a Personnel Officer.

He is currently a professional martial arts instructor, fighter, coach, mentor and business leader in Okinawa, Japan where he is the head instructor for Capoeira, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to youth and adults alike.

He has an Associates in Military Science, Bachelors in Residential and Commercial Architectural CADD, and a Masters in International Business.

Additionally, he is the author of a trending business book, Stay Humble, Kick Hard: Finding Success and Significance in Life aand Business, the BJJ 4 Life Video Series, and Published Recording Artist.


Schalita Kiyota

Program Manager and Instructor

Schalita Kiyota is from Pennsylvania, USA, and served 3 years with the US Air Force as a flight crew chief.

She facilitates administrative onboarding, administration, and customer care.

She is also an assistant coach having trained BJJ, MMA, and Kickboxing for 5 years.


Andre Wray


Andre Wray is from Portland, Oregon. He served as a medical Corpsman with the US Navy. He graduates with a degree in Physical Therapy in the Spring of 2023. 

He has trained and competed in BJJ, MMA, and Kickboxing for 8 years, and is one of the most gifted youth coaches you'll ever meet. He teaches both youth and adult BJJ and MMA.


Carlos Flores


Carlos Flores was born and raised in South Texas, happily married and a father of two children. He began training Martial Arts at a young age.

Carlos has had the rare opportunity to train and teach at various different academies around the world including USA, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Thailand and Japan.

He specializes in Muay Thai, Dutch style kickboxing, Kenpo, Brazilian Jiujitsu, and close quarters self-defense fighting.

“Teaching martial arts has always been a passion of mine. Sharing my knowledge allows me to help children and adults. In some instances, save their lives. I will strive to continue to help and inspire as many people as I can through Martial Arts.”


Brice Kiyota


Brice Kiyota was born and raised in Hawaii. He joined USAF in 2012 as an Aircraft Support Equipment Maintainer.

He has trained in BJJ, MMA, Kickboxing, Capoeira and Arnis for 5 years, and is an Assistant Instrucfor for youth Capoeira.



Assistant Instructor

Brendan grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent 15 years practicing American Kenpo. When he turned 18, he attended the University of Utah and received a bachelor's degree in economics in 2013.

Shortly after graduation, he wanted to serve his country and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2015 where he spent almost seven years serving in locations around the world including England, the Middle East, and Japan.

He left the military in 2022, and now works aiding service members leave the military by providing civilian career counseling.

Brendan has been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since May 2021 and seeks to grow the students and his own understanding of the sport.

Our Programs


Martial Arts

Fun, exciting classes that teach your child self-defense, help them get in great shape, and give them the tools they need for a happy, successful life. 


Women's Kickboxing

Looking for a fun, fat-melting workout? Our Women's Kickboxing class uses real gloves, real heavy bags, & proven fat-burning exercises.


Jiu JItsu

Passionate instructors who care. Powerful conditioning that gets you FIT, fast. The best BJJ training that Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun has to offer. 



Capoeira combines self-defense, acrobatics, music, dance, and culture and turns it into a social game of fun, excitement and empowerment.


Martial Arts

Training MMA is an excellent physical workout. It will get your heart rate up and improve endurance, which means you'll be in top-notch physical condition.

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