Master John KayHachidan (8th Degree)
Master John Kay began studying Karate in February 1972 at the University of Florida with our style's founder, O'Sensei Ngo Dong. John earned his Black Belt in February 1974 - the same year he met Ricki Kay. They were married in 1980. They were the first husband and wife couple to both earn Master rank (6th degree or higher) in Cuong Nhu.
Master Ricki KayShichidan (7th Degree)
Master Ricki Kay being studying Karate at University of Florida with O'Sensei Dong in January 1974. She earned her Black Belt in 1978, and founded our style's first school in the Seattle-area in 1980. In 1995, she and her husband officially started Fairwood Martial Arts, and she has been Head of School ever since. She is the highest ranked female Cuong Nhu black belt in the world.
Sensei Tony KayYondan (4th Degree)
Active Black Belts
The following individuals have earned Black Belt rank or higher, and still actively train at Fairwood Martial Arts. In addition to pursuing their own training, many of our Black Belts also assist our chief instructors.
Sensei Chris ZarlengoYondan (4th Degree)
Sensei John SommervilleSandan (3rd Degree)
Sensei Blake AllenNidan (2nd Degree)
Sensei Axel AdalsteinssonNidan (2nd Degree)
Sensei Dave StrouhalNidan (2nd Degree)
Sensei Brian ShawNidan (2nd Degree)
Sensei Joseph CordellNidan (2nd Degree)
Sensei David ReesShodan (1st Degree)
Sensei Dave DavisShodan (1st Degree)
Sensei Andrew HoodShodan (1st Degree)
Sensei Andy SouderShodan (1st Degree)
Ryko LastimosaBlack Belt
Jacen ReesBlack Belt
We look forward to adding your name to this distinguished list!