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505 Belvedere-Clearwater Rd
North Augusta, SC 29841
505 Belvedere Clearwater Rd
North Augusta, SC 29841
Instructors and Staff
Over 300 years of combined martial arts experience and training!
Sensei Frank Beall
6th Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Black Belt - Roufusport Kickboxing Association
Brown Belt - Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Over 20 years of martial arts experience
Head Instructor - All Classes
Owner - North Augusta Martial Arts and Self Defense
Vice-President - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Sensei Frank Beall Photos

Sensei Robert "Frank" Beall is a 6th Degree Black Belt in the International Association of TAI Martial Arts. Sensei Beall has been studying the martial arts for over 15 years, and has been teaching for over 10 years. Sensei Beall earned his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Black Belt promotions under O'Sensei Virgil D. Kimmey, PhD. 10th Degree Black Belt in US TAI Karate. Sensei Beall was promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt by Grandmaster David German out of La Covina, California; 10th Degree Black Belt and founder of the TAI system of martial arts. Most recently, his 5th and 6th Degree promotions were presented to him by Sensei Robbie Sikes and Sensei Steven Fishman.

Sensei Beall has had experience training in TAI Karate, American Kenpo Karate, Japanese Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, American Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Kung Fu.  He has spent time training in Aiken, Augusta, North Augusta, Columbia (SC), Florida, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. He got his start in martial arts in Taekwondo, but quickly moved to training in TAI Karate.

Under O'Sensei Kimmey.Under O'Sensei Kimmey, Sensei Beall moved from White Belt to Black Belt to Assistant Instructor to finally Head Instructor. Sensei Beall ran Virgil Kimmey's US TAI Karate Dojo from 1999 to 2002. Sadly, O'Sensei Kimmey passed away in May of 2002. Six months after his teacher's death, Sensei Beall decided to leave Mr. Kimmey's school and to open his own school. In January of 2003, Sensei Frank Beall officially opened his new school; North Augusta Martial Arts and Self Defense.

"It just wasn't the same after he (O'Sensei Kimmey) died. Things began to change with the school, and after a short time, I decided it would be best for me to leave. I didn't honestly plan on teaching after that. I thought I would go back into training for kickboxing or Jiu-jitsu. But the night after I left, I had fifteen students wanting to know where I would be holding classes next week. That was when I decided to open a school of my own."
Sensei Frank Beall

Frank Beall's US TAI Karate Instructors

Sensei Bill Long Head Shot
Sensei William "Bill" Long
4th Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Blue Belt - Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Blue Belt - Roufusport Kickboxing Association
Over 20 years of martial arts experience
Senior Instructor - Frank Beall's US TAI Karate
Mr. Tim Hattaway Head Shot
Mr. Tim Hattaway
2nd Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 30 years of martial arts experience
Senior Instructor - Frank Beall's US TAI Karate
Mr. Shawn Risher Head Shot
Mr. Shawn Risher
2nd Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 20 years of martial arts experience
Assistant Instructor - Frank Beall's US TAI Karate
Mr. Tim Cauley Head Shot
Mr. Tim Cauley
1st Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Blue Belt - Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Over 10 years of martial arts experience
Assistant Instructor - Frank Beall's US TAI Karate
Mrs. Amanda Hoff Head Shot
Mrs. Amanda Hoff
1st Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 20 years of martial arts experience
Assistant Instructor - Frank Beall's US TAI Karate
Mr. Andy Adams Head Shot
Mr. Andy Adams
1st Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 5 years of martial arts experience
Mr. Billy Jacobs Head Shot
Mr. Billy Jacobs
1st Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Blue Belt - Gustavo Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Over 10 years of martial arts experience
Mr. Billy Jacobs Head Shot
Mr. Jason Hoff
1st Degree Black Belt - CRSA Defensive Arts
Over 10 years of martial arts experience

Kuma Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Instructors

Mr. BJ Clark Head Shot
Professor Benjamin James (BJ) Clark
Black Belt - Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Over 20 years of martial arts experience
Head Instructor - Kuma Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

TUFF Kickboxing Instructors

Ms. Christa Adams Head Shot
Ms. Christa Adams
Instructor - TUFF Cardio Kickboxing, TUFF Seniors, & Christa's BootCamp, Karate Camp, Yoga, Pilates
Brown Belt - Roufusport Kickboxing Association
Orange Belt - Frank Beall's US TAI Karate
Over 15 years of martial arts and fitness experience
Head Fitness Instructor
Other certifications include:
AFFA (aerobics & fitness association of america) group x, AFFA high definition, BOSU Lower Body Solution, Fitour group Kickbox, Fitour group x, Fitour pilates beginner-intermediate-advanced, Fitour PIlates Master Practitioner, Fitour Group Barbell Conditioning, Fitour Cycle, Fitour Yoga, Les Mills CX30, Nutrition Advisor, Healthway's Silver sneakers MSROM (muscle strength & range of motion), PowerPilates beginner & intermediate Mat, Ymca teen fitness, Y~USA Healthy Lifestyle Principles, Y~USA group x, Y~USA cycle(Reebok)

Japanese Jujutsu Instructors

Mr. Mike Beattie Head Shot
Mr. Mike Beattie
5th Degree Black Belt - Zenshotokai karate
4th Degree Black Belt - Fujin Kage Ryu
1st Degree Black Belt - Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
Over 25 years of martial arts experience
Mr. Hector R. Colon Mercado Head Shot
Mr. Héctor R. Colón-Mercado
4th Degree Black Belt - Fujin Ryu 
1st Degree Black Belt -  Fujin Ryu Kenpo (Japanese Swordmanship)
1st Degree Black Belt - Renigar Kenpo/Jujutsu
Over 15 years of martial arts experience

Guest Instructors

Sensei Robbie Sikes
10th Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 45 years of martial arts experience
Chariman - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Sensei Robber Sikes Head Shot
Sensei Steven M. Fishman
8th Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 50 years of martial arts experience
President - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Sensei Steven Fishman Head Shot
Mr. Cornelius "Neal" Bing
2nd Degree Black Belt - International Association of TAI Martial Arts
Over 20 years of martial arts experience
Mr. Neal Bing Head Shot
Mr. Alex Nguyen
Blue Belt - Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Over 5 years of martial arts experience
Mr. Alex Nguyen Head Shot

Office Staff

Mrs. Kristen Doolitte
Office Manager
Ms. Lynn Carroll Head Shot
Ms. Lynn Carroll
Events Coordinator - Student Liason
Over 5 years of martial arts experience
Ms. Lynn Carroll Head Shot