Senior Chief Instructor Sensei / Sifu Tom Clark
Tom Clark is the founder of Practical Martial Arts Training Systems and has more than 30 years of training and teaching in the Martial Arts. He also had one of the very first MMA schools in Baltimore, Maryland. Tom has worked with Children and Adults of all ages in various aspects of the martial arts and is a very patient and technical teacher. He has been certified as a Full Instructor and authorized to teach the late Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do which include the Filipino Martial Arts of Kali / Eskrima. He has trained personally under the original students of Bruce Lee: Dan Inosanto, Larry Hartsell and Richard Bustillo. Tom has also trained with former light heavyweight shoot wrestling champion Erik Paulson. Tom holds Black Belts in Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, & Kendo/Iaido. He has also had some training in Aikido, some Chinese martial arts and several weapons based arts. Tom has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with and was the Maryland State Representative for Carlson Gracie Jr. for several years.
Chief MMA Instructor Sifu Chris Clark ( Daniel Beleza BLACK BELT in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) )
Sifu Christopher Clark son of Sifu Thomas Clark has been training in the martial arts since he was a toddler. Not only has he trained under Sifu Tom Clark, he has personally trained with the late Sifu Larry Hartsell, Carlson Gracie Jr, Sifu Richard Bustillo and Muay Thai instructor Scott Anderson. Chris is a Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and holds a Black Belt rank in Goju- Jitsu Ryu Karate, Traditional Jissen- Ryu Jiu-jitsu. Chris is also an avid competitor, trainer & coach in Mixed Martial Arts Cage Fighting, Kickboxing and Submission Grappling events. Chris is also currently training under World Champion Professor Daniel Beleza in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & is a Black Belt Instructor in this art.
Sifu Edward Gray (Daniel Beleza BJJ Purple Belt)
Sifu Edward Gray has been training in the Martial Arts for over 17 years under Sifu Tom Clark. Sifu Ed is a certified Full Instructor in Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do and holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in the arts of Karate / Jiu-Jitsu. Ed has enjoyed personally training under the late Sifu Larry Hartsell, Richard Bustillo and Erik Paulson in Jeet Kune Do Concepts. Ed has also personally trained with Carlson Gracie Jr. in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been tested & ranked by Carlson Gracie Jr. in this art. Ed currently holds a purple belt under Professor Daniel Beleza
Black Belt Gojiu-Jitsu Ryu Instructor Jeremy Noethen(Daniel Beleza BJJ Blue Belt)
Jeremy is a 3rd degree Black Belt in the art of Gojiu-Jitsu Ryu & has a Blue Belt ranking in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Daniel Beleza at Practical MMA training Center. He assists with the children’s and adult programs. He has been training under Sensei / Sifu Thomas Clark for several years and is a well rounded martial artist and an excellent instructor.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Pablo Calvo
Pablo is currently a Brown Belt under Professor Daniel Beleza. He has been training in Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu for several years and has trained under Mario Yamasaki, Lloyd Irvin, Maguilla Da Silva and Robert Crawford. Pablo is a very patient and technical instructor in this art.