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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 17 years of Martial Arts experience
  • More than 8 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 9 years of Martial Arts experience
  • Has been teaching Martial Arts for over 6 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

2nd Degree Brown Belt

  • More than 5 years of Martial Arts Experience
  • Has been teaching Martial Arts for over 3 years