5880 Highway 74 West | Indian Trail, NC  28079

Sempai John Gilbert

Sempai John Gilbert

Black Belt Instructor


Sempai Gilbert is a former Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and joined Sparks Martial Arts in 2010.

He currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kickboxing, 1st Degree Black Belt in the “Superfoot Systems” under Hall of Fame and Martial Arts legend Bill “Superfoot” Wallace and is a 3rd Kyu in Traditional Aikido.

Sempai Gilbert has a passion for teaching Adults Kickboxing and Self-Defense. As a father of two daughters, Sempai Gilbert personally knows how important Martial Arts and Self-Defense are for all ages. Sempai Gilbert oversees our Core Kickboxing program and plays a vital role in our new student development.  Sempai Gilbert is a certified instructor at Sparks Martial Arts and can be seen most nights on the mat at the dojo!

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