SIFU TOM CLARK
Senior Chief Instructor
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, The late Larry Hartsell and The late 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.
SIFU CHRIS CLARK
CHIEF MMA INSTRUCTOR
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 Ryu Karate. Chris is also an avid competitor, trainer & coach in Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Submission Grappling events. Chris is also currently training under World Champion Professor Daniel Beleza in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & has obtained the coveted Black Belt in this art.
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