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To Schedule a Lesson With One of Our Instructors Inquire Below

 

Empire Martial Arts Studio Instructors

 
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Sensei Scott E. Birke

Chief Instructor/Owner

  • More than 18 years of Martial Arts experience

  • More than 9 years of Martial Arts teaching experience

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo

  • Received 2nd Dan at the Shaolin Temple under the supervision of the Head Abbot

  • Specializes in the instruction of children with Special Needs

  • CPR Certified

  • Graduated from Wesleyan University (Conn.) in 2015 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

  • Played Collegiate Lacrosse for Wesleyan University (Conn.) 2011-2015

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Sensei Brian Amato

Chief Instructor/Owner

  • More than 10 years of Martial Arts experience

  • Has been teaching Martial Arts for over 7 years

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kempo

  • Received 1st Dan at the Shaolin Temple under the supervision of the Head Abbot

  • Specializes in the instruction of children with special needs

  • Received numerous first place trophies across many tournaments

  • Graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a BS in Psychology

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Sempai Justin Smeding

3rd Degree Brown Belt

  • More than 6 years of Martial Arts Experience

  • Has been teaching Martial Arts for over 4 years