Sensei Sparks is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Kickboxing under Steve Snyder, a Joe Lewis Fighting Systems 2nd Degree Black Belt,1st Degree Black Belt under Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, Superfoot Systems and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He received his certificate from Joe Lewis and is the ONLY JLFS Black Belt in the Charlotte Area. Sensei Sparks has a background in education. While attending LaSalle University he studied a double Major in Elementary and Special Education. This allows for some of the best children and youth programs offered in the area. Sensei Sparks is a former Full Contact, Bare Knuckle Fighter, Karate Champion, Naga/Newbreed BJJ Champion, Kickboxer, Boxer and an Active IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu federation) competitor. Sensei Sparks has over 29 years of Martial Arts training including: Karate, Kickboxing, Aikido, Submission Grappling, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu. Sensei Sparks continues to train under the supervision of Steve Snyder in High Point NC practicing Joe Lewis Kickboxing Fighting System and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sensei Sparks is committed to continuing his martial arts education in order to deliver world class instruction to his students. Our adult program is a blend of Karate, KickBoxing and, Aikido. This allows students to become well rounded martial artists and prepares them to defend themselves in any situation. It is one of the more versatile and all-encompassing classes we offer.Karate Kids and Karate Juniors Programs teach Martial Arts in a fun, safe environment. Karate juniors start at ages 4-5 and Karate Kids begin at age 6. Sparks Martial Arts offers the best teaching and training in the area. We are proud to be one of the only schools offering these specialized programs for our students in one training facility.Personalized Initial Private Lesson to assess each student’s Martial Art’s needs, level and goals. We have convenient class schedules with unlimited attendance.Sparks Martial Arts is conveniently located in the Stallings/Matthews Area.