Our instructors offer the finest instruction money can buy. Learning martial arts will teach you focus, discipline, memory, goal setting, respect, confidence, and the realization of the effort that it takes to become a self confident individual.

Chief Instructor

Duncan Lowry, a highly esteemed karate instructor, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his teaching. Holding a third-degree black belt in American Karate and a second-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, Lowry’s mastery of these disciplines is reflected not only in his technical precision but also in his deep understanding of their philosophies. Lowry’s skills have been recognized globally, with him earning the prestigious titles of IKC and ASKL Grand Champion as well as being ranked a World Top Ten competitor for five consecutive years. With over a decade of martial arts experience, he has cultivated a teaching style that seamlessly combines tradition with innovation. Beyond his accomplishments in the dojo, Lowry is a devoted father, and this aspect of his life informs his approach to teaching, emphasizing not just physical prowess but also the values of discipline, respect, and perseverance. Under his guidance, students not only learn the art of self-defense but also gain insights into the broader principles that shape a well-rounded martial artist and individual.


Weston Mckissick holds black belts in both American Karate and Tae Kwon Do. His journey into the world of combat arts is marked by dedication and a thirst for knowledge. Beyond traditional martial disciplines, Weston has honed his skills in the sweet science, training in boxing for many years. This unique blend of expertise allows him to offer a holistic approach to self-defense, seamlessly integrating elements from various disciplines. Weston’s classes not only focus on the technical aspects of American Karate, but also incorporate the strategic nuances derived from his extensive boxing experience. His commitment to providing a well-rounded martial arts education reflects his belief in the importance of versatility and adaptability in self-defense.


Billy Barge is a seasoned martial artist with a deep-rooted passion for teaching and empowering others. With over a decade of experience, Billy holds a 1st-degree black belt in American karate, a testament to his dedication and expertise in the discipline. His journey in martial arts has been marked by a commitment to continuous learning and growth, both as a practitioner and as an instructor. Billy’s teaching style is characterized by patience, enthusiasm, and a genuine desire to see his students succeed. Beyond the dojo, he is known for his unwavering dedication to his craft, constantly seeking new ways to inspire and motivate those under his guidance. Billy’s impact extends far beyond the mats, as he instills in his students not just martial arts skills, but also values of discipline, respect, and perseverance that they carry with them in all aspects of life.


Ryleigh Sirmans is a vibrant and dedicated martial artist, bringing a powerful combination of skill and enthusiasm to her role as an instructor. As a black belt in American karate, Ryleigh’s journey in the martial arts has been marked by discipline and perseverance. Despite her young age, she balances her commitment to karate with her studies as a high school student, showcasing her ability to excel both in and out of the dojo. Ryleigh’s passion for martial arts extends beyond her personal practice, as she is deeply invested in empowering others, particularly young girls, through her role as an instructor. With a motto of “girl power,” Ryleigh inspires her students to embrace their strength and confidence, both on and off the mats. Her infectious energy and unwavering dedication make her a shining example of the positive impact martial arts can have on individuals of all ages and backgrounds.


Terrence Brown is a dynamic and accomplished martial artist with a wealth of experience spanning 20 years across multiple disciplines. Holding a second-degree black belt in American karate, a black belt in Kenpo, and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Terrence’s expertise is a testament to his dedication and skill. He has showcased his talent by winning numerous national tournaments in Jiu-Jitsu, a testament to his proficiency in the sport. Alongside his martial arts journey, Terrence is also a college student, demonstrating his ability to balance academic pursuits with his passion for martial arts. As the After School Director at Patriot Karate, Terrence plays a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of young students, fostering a safe and enriching environment where they can learn and grow. Terrence’s dedication, skill, and passion for martial arts make him a truly inspiring figure in the martial arts community.

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