Mid-America Karate

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Our incredible team of instructors is the foundation of our studios. They are each extraordinary individuals, but together they are a key part of a very large mission: To change lives of children and adults in our part of the country. Our instructors welcome the responsibility of being role models and mentors, as this is a large part of being an instructor at Mid-America Karate. Their motivation comes from getting to see goals being met every day and lives being improved by the power of martial arts.

 Fayetteville Instructors


Mr. Michael Felix is a 3rd degree black belt who has trained in martial arts for over 17 years and is the manager-instructor (Kyo Sa) at the Fayetteville location. He is a National Weapons Champion, a Grand Champion, Head Instructor of Hyper Pro Training, as well as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  Mr. Felix is a very animated and energetic instructor who is very detail oriented. He pushes his students to be prepared to face any situation with their physical, mental, and verbal training. He loves teaching his students to apply traditional Tang Soo Do to real life situations and scenarios. Mr. Felix is great at connecting with each individual in his classes and his passion for teaching is evident to anyone who has the privilege of watching him.



Ms. Julie has been the Office Manager at the Fayetteville location for over 7 years. She is very organized, positive, and efficient, which makes her great at her job. She loves kids and is also great at communicating with parents. Ms. Julie encourages and educates students and their families on all of the programs that Mid-America Karate has to offer. She enjoys reading and traveling and loves her pets!




Mr. Hunter Anthony, a black belt who started training in martial arts over 19 years ago, has been training at Mid-America Karate for 3 years. He connects with his students through his great sense of humor and high-energy instruction. He is a passionate assistant instructor (Jo Kyo) who loves to move. Mr. Anthony is a strong, athletic, and intelligent instructor who is great at commanding the floor. He especially shines with his stunts and tricks in Hyper Pro Training, of which he also helps teach.



Mr. Eliot Wood is a 2nd degree black belt and an assistant instructor (Jo Kyo) who has been training at Mid-America Karate for over 8 years.  Mr. Wood is a member of the MAK Pro team and has won grand championships at annual MAK tournaments as well as other area open tournaments. He is a patient and positive instructor and he loves getting to help change children’s lives each day. He encourages his students to be optimistic on their journey to black belt and to work hard to become the person and martial artist they want to be. Outside of martial arts, Mr. Woods enjoys fishing and policy debate.




Miss Carly Garland is a black belt who has trained at Mid–America Karate for over 8 years. She is an excellent forms practitioner, winning many tournament trophies in this category. Miss Garland is an incredibly energetic, patient, and optimistic assistant instructor (Jo Kyo) who is rarely seen without a smile on her face. She is great with small children and truly adores her students. Miss Garland teaches fun, upbeat classes and she never hesitates to take charge and get everyone involved.  Outside of karate, Miss Garland enjoys kayaking, camping, and ultimate Frisbee.



Miss Lauren Husky is a red belt and a Cho Ryok Instructor. She is also a counselor at MAK camps at Beyond the Mountain Retreat. Miss Lauren keeps her students excited and looking forward to their next class. Through her own example, Miss Lauren emphasizes the lesson of perseverance and patience, which is important for students pursuing a black belt.  Her eagerness to help shows her dedication, and she is always the first to show up and the last to leave.




Miss Laura Snow, a brown belt and an assistant instructor in training (Cho Ryok), is also the Office Manager Assistant in both Fayetteville and Rogers. Miss Laura took the 1st place trophy in both forms and sparring at the Spring 2013 TSD-USA tournament. Miss Laura, who has a contagious smile and a sweet spirit, finds joy in seeing others accomplish their goals. She has very strong work ethic and her never-give-up attitude rubs off on everyone around her.