Michael Reynolds is the owner and founder of ECMA. He has 20+yrs of martial arts experience in many different styles and systems. He has been inducted into several martial arts hall of fames. He has a PHD in Martial Arts Philosophy and Science. He holds certifications in police defensive tactics and military close quarter combatives.
Linda began studying Martial Arts in 1976 with T’ai Chi Ch’uan Instructor William C. C. Chen in NYC. She continued her training in Rockland County for over 10 years with Ruben Prett.Linda’s field of study includes both Internal and External Arts. She received Instructor Certification in T’ai Chi Ch’uan under Ruben Prett and Instructor Certification in Kali, Pekiti Tirsia under Tuhon Leo Gaje. She was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2009. Linda developed the T’ai Chi Program at Romain's Kung Fu Academy in Nyack in 1990. She headed the T’ai Chi Program at Elite Chinese Martial Arts in Pomona and is now Head Instructor at Rey Training Center in Pearl River. Linda has a B.S. in Natural Science and a Ph.D. in Martial Arts Philosophy.
Mary Ann received her Black Sash in T’ai Chi Ch’uan in 2012 and her Instructor Certification under Sifu Linda Morrissey.Mary Ann’s field of study includes both Internal and External Arts. She received her Black Sash in Shaolin Chaun in 2008 under Sifu Karl Romain. Mary Ann was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2019.
Jose is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shaolin Kung Fu since 2018 and received the title of Jiao Lian from Sifu Reynolds in 2019. He has been teaching Kung Fu to all age groups for the last 5 years.
Victor received his Black Sash in Shao Lin Chuan under Sufi Karl Roman in 2000. He received his Black Sash in Tai Chi Chuan under Sifu Linda Morrison in 2012. In 2019 he received his 3rd Degree Black Sash in Shao Lin Chuan under Sufi Mike Reynolds, his 3rd Degree Black Sash in Tai Chi Chuan under Sifu Linda Morrissey, and his instructor certification under Sifu Linda Morrissey. Also in 2019, he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Jen has been studying martial arts for 10 years. She received a second degree black sash in Shaolin Chuan in 2017 and a first degree black sash in T’ai Chi Ch’uan in 2019. Jen was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2020. She has a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.B.A in Finance with a certificate in Business Continuity and Risk Management.
Rob has a 2nd degree Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu, and has been training with Sifu Reynolds since 2007. In addition to teaching at ECMA, Rob runs the Yoga program. Here we explore the connection of mind and body, while stretching and strengthening the muscular system. The style of Yoga is Hatha, and Rob received his 200 hour training certification in 2018.