Kimber Martial Arts proudly serving DeLand since 1994

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Kimber Martial Arts was founded in 1994 by Kimber Hill Tyree in DeLand, FL under the corporate name of Modern Martial Arts Academy, Inc. Kimber Martial Arts exists to empower you to Master Your Life through martial arts training. This is evident in their vast offerings, commitment to serving their community and success in training students to be leaders both on and off the mat. They teach age and ability specific classes for children and adults in JoDokkDo, a style based on Bruce Lee’s philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. They also offer Self-Defense and Fitness Kickboxing training for adults as well as PreSkill classes for young children and even a Toddler and Me series for ages 3 and under. Additionally, students and non-students alike can participate in their After School Programs, Summer Camps and Birthday Parties. Contact Kimber Martial Arts today to see why they have been voted Best of the Best year after year by their local community.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Kyoshi Kimber Tyree

Owner/Founder/Director

Modern Martial Arts Academy, Inc. DBA Kimber Martial Arts 1994-current.

7th Degree Black Belt – JoDokkDo Systems under Grandmaster Dan Burrello 2018.

2nd Degree Black Belt – Savate Kickboxing under Instructor Martin Pedata 2009.

National Champion Women’s Black Belt Fighting – Disney Wide World of Sports Championships 2000.

ESPN Announcer – US Open Karate Tournament 2013. 

Tournament Promoter – KICK/USA and Blitz 1999-2012.

Certified Chief Referee – North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) 2000-current.

Master Trainer – Martial Arts for Peace Institute 1999-current.

International Spokesperson – Century Martial Arts 2001-2017.

Faculty Member – Martial Arts Industry Association 2001-2017.

Co-Author/Master Trainer – Century’s Lil’ Dragons Program 2001-2017.

Author/Creator – MAIA’s PreSkill Children’s Curriculum 2008-current. Featured on the cover of MASuccess Magazine August 2005.

Featured in (4) magazine articles for MASuccess and TKD Times Magazines 2005-2011.

Named one of the most influential women in the martial arts industry by MASuccess and TKD Times Magazines.

Sensei Steve Wagner

Chief Instructor

Kimber Martial Arts 2017-current.

Former Head, Instructor/Program Director, American Family Martial Arts – Alton, IL.

Veteran Instructor, ACTIVSTARS Midwest (multiple locations).

5th Degree Black Belt in JoDokkDo Systems under Kyoshi Kimber Tyree 2018.

ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

Sensei Chris Tyree

Head Instructor, Self Defense Program

Kimber Martial Arts 2016-current.

Instructor, Karate and Kickboxing – Kimber Martial Arts 2018-current.

2nd Degree Black Belt in JoDokkDo Systems under Kyoshi Kimber Tyree – 2019.

Retired Lieutenant, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, served 1988 – 2015.

Field Training Officer: Training of new recruits, 1992-1996.

Police Academy Instructor: CQB/Hand to Hand Combat, Weapons Retention/Disarms, 1994-1996.

Zone Task Force Sergeant: Violent Offender Criminal Apprehension Team 1998-2000.

Community Orienting Police Strategy Zone Sergeant: Crime Reduction Strategies 2001-2003.

Unit Commander Homeland Security Division: Lieutenant K9 and Mounted Units 2011-2013.

Ms Nicole Read

Ms. Nicole Read

Head Instructor

Kickin’ Kangaroos Toddler and Me Martial Arts Program for ages 3 and under, 2017-current.

1st Degree Black Belt in JoDokkDo Systems under Kyoshi Kimber Tyree 2018.

Ms. Tonya Elliott

Head Instructor

Fitness Kickboxing and Cage Fitness Programs – Kimber Martial Arts 2018-current.

1st Degree Black Belt in JoDokkDo Systems under Kyoshi Kimber Tyree 2019.

Ms Jess DiPreta

Ms. Jess DiPreta

ASP/Camp Director

Kimber Martial Arts – Kickin’ Kids After School Program, Summer and Day Camps, 2019-current. 

Certified Childcare Facilitator, Florida Department of Children and Families 2010-current.

Ms. Teresa Newbould

General Manager/Program Director

Kimber Martial Arts 2019-current.
Former Head Instructor, Kimber Martial Arts Kickin’ Kids After School Program and Summer Camps 2018-2019.

Martial arts student, Kimber Martial Arts, 2017-current.

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