Specialty : Kickboxing

Michaela began learning boxing and kickboxing here at BBKA. While still fairly new to the sport, she just experienced her first fight, and is a great instructor to go to for both beginning and intermediate boxers and kickboxers.


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"You have to set goals and expect things of yourself and put those expectations to a challenge before you achieve your goals." ~Michael Jordan

Julie is a former gymnast who was introduced to martial arts over 20 years ago. She has a degree in vocal performance and originally pursued a career in opera. For the past 6 years she has intensely trained in kickboxing, most recently with WKA national kickboxing champion Greg Sheppard. Julies specialty is teaching beginners kickboxing. She has the reputation of being tough, but warm, friendly and patient with all members. She represents an important addition to the BBKA Staff.
    Shihan Khalil Abdullah began his Sanuces-Ryu Jiu Jitsu training in 1999 and opened Mushin Combat in 2012. He is dedicated to spreading the art with respect and tradition. Visit mushincombat.com/instruction for more info.
      Greg has 20 years consecutive martial arts experience and is currently ranked top world light-heavyweight (81kg) IKF Kickboxing rating.
      • WKA National Kickboxing Champion
      • IKF World Muay Thai Championship 2nd Place
      • 5th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
      • Black Belt Hapkido
      • 3x National/Collegiate Medalist Taekwondo
      • 3x All Army Taekwondo Team Member
      • 3x US Military National Taekwondo Team Member