Sensei Montgomery has over 38 years of experience in martial arts holds a rank of 7th dan. He continues to train and teach on a regular basis at the Full Circle Martial Arts dojo in Marlton NJ. He serves as chief instructor of the school, and is responsible to develop and inculcate the school’s curriculum.
Mr. Montgomery is recognized as a motivational teacher with exceptional skills and depth of knowledge in the martial arts, particularly karate. His curriculum’s foundation includes the kata from the Shotokan system, as well as some variations included in their more original form as practiced in the Okinawan systems.
Mr. Montgomery has trained and received his rank and credentials from the following instructors and affiliations:
Vince Morris, Kissaki-Kai Karate-do
Osamu Ozawa, Traditional Karate International Confederation
Ray Dalke and Les Safar, American Japan Karate Association
Teruyuki Okazaki, Japan Karate Association
Milorad Stricevic and Toyotaro Miyazaki, Long Island University College of Sports Medicine
Mr. Montgomery has earned a variety of accolades and awards from his peers and his competitive career in sport karate. Some notable achievements include a birth on the USA team that competed in the WSKA championships in Calgary, Canada in 1991 under Ray Dalke Sensei. He was also invited to compete against the British National Squad in 1992 at their championships held in Birmingham, UK. He was a NJ state champion, a certified sport karate referee, and a member of the technical committee for the TKIC under Ozawa Sensei.
Mr. Montgomery has also taught various seminars around the world, and assisted with training law enforcement personnel in Belgium and the USA with Vince Morris Sensei.
Mr. Montgomery has a simple yet time-tested philosophy to training himself and his students. He believes one should never forget the enthusiasm of a beginner. He also believes that practice makes permanent, and only perfect practice makes perfect – his job is to ensure the practice meets this standard.