Our Directors:

Daniel Sikkens, Executive Director, Founder

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 Fourth 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.  Dan works to ensure the staff have every tool and training they need to succeed in creating a positive experience for our students and he works directly with the Aim High Board of Directors to ensure the Academy has everything needed to provide that experience. - See more at: http://aimhighma.org/aboutus/operations-team/#sthash.QENYLX0v.dpufAim 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 Fourth 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.  Dan works to ensure the staff have every tool and training they need to succeed in creating a positive experience for our students and he works directly with the Aim High Board of Directors to ensure the Academy has everything needed to provide that experience. - See more at: http://aimhighma.org/aboutus/operations-team/#sthash.QENYLX0v.dpuffAim High Academy of Martial Arts is the realization of Founder and Executive Director Dan Sikken's dream. As the academy grows, so does the dream. A fourth-degree black belt under Master Tom Callos’ direction, Dan took his exceptional instructional 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. Dan works to ensure the staff has the training and every tool they need to succeed in creating a positive experience for our students, and he works directly with the Aim High Board of Directors to ensure the Academy has everything needed to provide that experience.

Governing Board of Directors

Daniel Sikkens, President  (and founder), 4th degree blackbelt, reappointed June 2016

Doug Ownby, Director, 2nd degree blackbelt, appointed October 2016

Jeremy Smith, Director, 5th degree blackbelt, owner Dynamic Martial Arts, Appointed October 2016
Are you interested in a term of serving on the board? Email dan@aimhighma.org

Fundraising Committee 

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John Wright, Fusion/Kickboxing Program Manager

The energy and excitement from our training floors is contagious and that energy starts with the instructors. Head Instructor and 3rd Degree Black Belt John Wright’s positive energy, enthusiasm for martial arts and drive to help others succeed is evident throughout every class. John models these qualities for the rest of his instructor staff, works with individual instructors to improve their knowledge and teaching skills, and constantly seeks to develop new, innovative teaching techniques. John works closely with Floor Director Jeremy to ensure the highest quality instruction and the most fun for students in every Aim High Academy class.

 

Randal Reeves, Warriors Program Manager

BSBN Randal Reeves is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and has managed Aim High's Warrior programs since 2013.  From Mini Warriors (ages 2-3) to Lil' Warriors (ages 4-5) to Warrior Juniors ages 6-7), Randal consistently keeps his students and staff focused on being their personal best and step outside their comfort zones.  He brings years of experience to his classroom and constantly looks for ways to keep his classes action packed and full of life lessons that extend beyond the classroom.  In case you're wondering, his favorite technique is the roundhouse kick.

 

Tom Caldwell, Head Instructor - Taekwondo

Master Tom Caldwell is an amazing head instructor. He has been teaching martial arts since 2000, and currently holds black belts in two different styles of martial arts. Master Caldwell holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, 1st Degree Black Belt in (Shichidan) Kenpo, and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Our Front End Crew:

Cyrus Cross, Front End Manager

From the moment you enter our studio, our operations team makes every effort to ensure a positive experience. Front End Manager Cyrus Cross believes it is important for each person who visits Aim High to be greeted in a friendly manner and provided with efficient and knowledgeable assistance from the front desk staff. Whether you are simply checking in for a class, inquiring about our programs, need assistance with pro shop purchases or your account, Cyrus wants your experience to be easy and friendly. Even the kids are treated with a smile, respect and encouragement when they choose to exert independence and responsibility to check in and ask questions.

Maria Thomas, Head Instructor Tang Soo Do, and Enrollment Specialist

Maria Thomas, a 3rd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, has been training since 1999 and teaching for over a decade.  When she was younger, martial arts helped her deal with her asthma and overcome being super-shy. Now, helping students overcome their own personal challenges is one of the most rewarding parts of her life. Because she knows what can be accomplished through the martial arts, Maria is excited to help anyone who wants to start their own journey at Aim High! She would love to help you out with anything you should need at the front desk, and can also be found teaching the Aim High Tang Soo Do program, as well as helping out with the Demo Team, fueled by a love of fight scenes, weapons, and crazy musical martial arts performances.

 


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