The Martial Arts Advantage Team
Certified Instructors and Black Belt Leaders.
Chief Instructor - President of Martial Arts Advantage
Anthony C. Kuntz is a 6th Degree Internationally Certified Black Belt Instructor with training in many of the arts ranging from TaeKwon-Do, HaganaH, Judo, Kung Fu to Jiu-Jitsu. Having the privilege to live overseas, Mr. Kuntz solidified his mixed martial arts training in many beautiful destinations such as Japan, Korea, and Europe. Mr. Kuntz is also a Certified Muay Thai Instructor under Master Hung Tran and also one of the first in the world to have earned a HaganaH Black Belt (3rd Degree), through the International Haganah Federation. Anthony was named the HaganaH Black Belt of the Year for 2008.
Mr. Kuntz has a keen rapport especially with children using the philosophies he has learned with an emphasis on Behaviorism including the use of "Positive Reinforcement". These teachings have been concretely reinforced and labeled with education in the field of Psychology with an emphasis on Behavior Modification from the University of South Florida.
Chief Instructor - Martial Arts Advantage North
Chris Kuntz holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwon-Do, 1st Degree Black Belt in HaganaH, and a Blue Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Mr. Chris, as he is affectionately known, is the Chief Instructor at Martial Arts Advantage North and has a passion for sharing his love of the arts with families. Chris began his martial arts training as a young boy in South Tampa and has since sharpened his grappling skills to go along with his superb stand up game. Through the Certified Instructor Training Program at Martial Arts Advantage, he has gained national acknowledments as an excellent instructor and especially as a professional martial artist.
3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt - 7x World Champion
Sensei Robson can simply be Google'd to understand why he is considered pound for pound one of the best in the world.
Robson Moura presents world class instruction and holds his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under world renowned master Andre Pederneiras. One incredible feat and fact is that Robson attained the rank of 1st degree black belt at the age of 18!
In addition to teaching personally at Martial Arts Advantage, Robson directs two academies in Brazil and a world wide network of school under the banner of the Robson Moura Nova Uniao Jiu Jitsu Association. For more details visit www.RobsonMoura.com.
Senior Instructor - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Mr. Mike entered into the Certified Instructor Training program in August 2006. Students and parents know Mr. Mike from all of the classes he assists in on a daily basis and for his love of helping students grow to the best of their ability. When something needs to get done or a student needs assistance, we call him Mr. Dependable.
Most recently, Mr. Mike had the privilege of becoming certified as a HaganaH F.I.G.H.T. Instructor through the International HaganaH Federation.
Senior Instructor - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Chris Poli, better known as Mr. “C” at Martial Arts Advantage, is our resident ninja and tumbling specialist. He is cross trained in Tae Kwon-Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, HaganaH F.I.G.H.T., Judo, and Capoeira. He has been an invaluable addition to the MAA team and has since earned the respect and affection from students and staff alike. Mr. “C” is also exploring the world of stage combat and fight choreography. When he isn’t at an open gym, he’s spending time with his family and brushing up on his acting and parkour skills. Most recently, he appeared on G4’s athletic reality show ‘American Ninja Warrior.’
Instructor - 3rd Degree Black Belt
Mr. Anthony has been a part of the MAA family since the age of 3 and has since grown into the admirable young man everyone loves today. His positive energy and work ethic are contagious. Once you meet him, you'll appreciate his character and energy in all of the family classes he teaches.
Assistant Instructor - 2nd Degree Recommended Black Belt
South Tampa Manager
Ms. Michelle is a great addition to the Martial Arts Advantage family and is here to help you in all your office needs. Her smiling face and helpful attitude are a testament to the Martial Arts Advantage philosophy.
Ms. Michelle is the back bone to Martial Arts Advantage South. When there is a problem or an event to be handled she is two steps ahead.
After School Program Director and Art Instructor - Martial Arts Advantage North
Ms. Juliana = Perfect Fit. When looking for the perfect After School Program Director, Spielberg could not have scripted it better. She is a loving mother, compassionate teacher, bi-lingual in Spanish, certified art instructor, and a joy to be around with her infectious energy.
We are now enrolling at Martial Arts Advantage North Tampa for our incredible After School Program. Imagine you are at work, we safely pick up your youngster, and while earning their Black Belt they are learning Spanish and working on their inner artist. Come experience first hand the best After School Program in Tampa.