Meet the Team

 
 
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Danny Sikkens

Executive Director/Founder/Board Member

Aim High Academy of Martial Arts is the realization of Founder and Executive Director Dan Sikkens dream.  As the academy grows, so does the dream.  A 5th degree black belt under Master Tom Callos’s direction, Dan took his exceptional instructor and motivational skills and applied them toward creating a program to inspire others to travel with him along his own incredible journey in martial arts.  

 
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Doug Ownby

Director/Board Member

Doug has been with Aim High since 2011 and is currently serving as the Director of the Martial Arts program. Currently, he holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is testing for his 3rd degree in the fusion program. Doug started martial arts in 2000 because he found himself being bullied at school. Outside of martial arts, Doug loves to ride motorcycles and spend time with his family.

 
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John Wright

Floor Manager/Fusion Program Manager

John Wright has been with Aim High since 2006 and currently oversees all of the martial arts programs. Currently, John holds a 3rd degree in the Fusion program and is testing for his 4th degree in November 2017. John started his training in martial arts in 1997 because he wanted to be like Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee. Outside of Aim High, John enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and participating in extreme sports. 

 

Cyrus Cross

Front End Manager/Head Tricking Coach

Cyrus has been with Aim High since 2005 and currently holds his 2nd degree in Aim High's fusion program. Although he started training in the Fusion program at Aim High in 2005, Cyrus martial arts experience goes back to 1990 when his grandfather used to teach him different techniques from Kyokushin. Cyrus' favorite part of Aim High is being able to help kids reach their potential and watch them grow into amazing people.  In his spare time, Cyrus enjoys tricking and being a professional SAG-AFTRA stuntman for network television. 

 

Randal Reeves

Warrior Program Manager

Teacher Randall has been instructing Martial Arts for nearly 20 years and has been with Aim High for the past five years. Randall specializes in using high-energy martial arts classes to motivate and teach kids from 3-7 years old on the importance of concepts such as: positive attitudes, respect, and self-discipline.

 
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Sam Gregg

Tae Kwon Do Program Manager

Sam started martial arts in 2003 and joined Aim High in 2006. Currently, Sam is overseeing the Tae Kwon Do program. Sparring and breaking boards are Sam's favorite parts of martial arts because they allow him to apply the techniques he learns in class and experiment with real-world applications. In his free time, Sam enjoys being outdoors, working on cars, and spending time with his daughters.

 

Maria Thomas  

Tang Soo Do Program Director

Maria began studying Tang Soo Do in 1999 and has been with Aim High since 2013. Maria currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. Maria has expansive weapons training and her favorites are the sword and bo staff. Maria loves working at Aim High because: "It's fun to work with a group of such talented, elite martial artists." In her spare time, Maria enjoys exploring visual arts and working as a stunt woman.

 
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erick kelly  

Warriors Instructor/Events Lead

Teacher Erick is known around Aim High for his high-energy and positive attitude. In addition to teaching in the Warrior program, Erick serves as a lead staff for Aim High's events. Erick has been doing martial arts since 2000 and studied a variety of martial arts including: tricking, Kendo, and Judo. When he was younger, Erick also enjoyed activities such as cheerleading, gymnastics, and archery. 

 
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logan verzosa  

Fusion Instructor

Logan is a Fusion instructor with a very impressive background in competitive martial arts. Accolades and awards. In addition to instructing Fusion classes, Logan also specializes in working with our Impact students who are severely impacted by Autism.