Our founder, Master Anthony Kuntz has been training in the martial arts since he was a young boy. He has trained in many different disciplines and in many countries before settling here in the Tampa Bay area where he established Martial Arts Advantage nearly 25 years ago. He recently commented that even if he wasn’t working at Martial Arts Advantage every day, he would be training, studying, learning, and involved in martial arts for his entire life. Who would have known an activity his dad thought would help him direct his abundance of energy, would become such an important party of his life?
Master Kuntz spends most days in the pursuit of martial arts excellence with his training at both of our locations, his own personal training, and in sharing his love of the martial arts with others. Recently, Master Kuntz and his wife, Rebecca, traveled to Sardinia for a 5 Day intensive seminar series in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with champions from around the world. Master Kuntz is a 7th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwon-do and has been studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2000. He continues to study under his friend and mentor, Robson Moura, 8-time world champion. Rebecca started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu recently, so she was excited to attend this event as well. The BJJ Summer event culminated in Polaris, a professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition where Robson Moura won!
Martial Arts Advantage offers classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at both our locations. We have adult classes at both studios and kids classes at our South location. Our BJJ Instructors are certified trainers in this martial art and train with Robson Moura at his studio in Tampa.
Master Kuntz’ journey in the martial arts has truly been a life-long pursuit and a life of fulfillment. There is always more to learn and he is always ready to meet the challenge. This trip was a big success. Robson Moura won! Master Kuntz and Rebecca both learned a lot and were able to take in the beautiful Italian Island of Sardinia. We are glad they are back and looking forward to seeing what new things they brought back to share with all of us here at Martial Arts Advantage!