Mr. Scott Hill
Mr. Hill is a fourth degree Black Belt and certified Black Belt under the instruction of Mr. Jason Patten. Scott started his martial arts training after graduating high school. After wrestling for 6 years Scott needed a new challenge. He started in kendo then found Patten’s Martial Arts. In 1996, after earning his green belt, Scott began competing in full contact karate tournaments. With his extensive grappling background Scott started training for Jiu Jitsu tournaments. After hearing his First Degree Black Belt Scott trained with many specialty groups. Ranging from stick fighting, knife fighting, rapid assault tactics, submission fighting and close courters combat. “Become proficient in everything, stink at nothing”, is a personal mind set of Scott’s training. His passion for learning and training put him on the path to teach. His high energy training environment has encouraged many people to grow in mind, body and spirit. His fundamental philosophy of “family first” is reinforced in every stage of training.
Mr. Dave Seward
Mr. Seward received his Black Belt in 2005 and moved away from the school. Shortly after Mr. Seward took some time off, but when Mr. Hill opened his own school, he asked Mr. Seward if he was ready to start training again. Mr. Seward jumped at the opportunity and was as excited as he was at his very first class. Mr. Seward achieved the rank of 4th degree Black Belt in 2014 and is a gray stripe certified instructor. Mr. Seward is also the chief weapons instructor for the Sai, Tonfa, Escrima, Bo, Nunchukas, and Sword classes. In addition to martial arts, Mr. Seward owns and operates Extravagant Painting, Inc. which does private residential and commercial painting. In his spare time he also enjoys playing the guitar, exercising, and most importantly, spending time with family.
Ms. Coral Fry
Ms. Coral Fry started her Martial Arts training in 2009 in the children’s class at age twelve. She transferred to the adult class upon turning thirteen, and earned her First Degree Black Belt in June 2010. Ms. Fry has now progressed to the rank of Third degree black belt (which she earned December 2014), junior instructor, and a member of the Demo Team. Ms. Fry graduated high school as a Junior at age sixteen in the top 10% of her class. Her achievements, both academic and extra-curricular, earned her admittance to Xavier University in the Nursing program. Her success continues, as she is currently a sophomore and has been on the Dean’s List consistently for every Semester. Ms. Fry was awarded a scholarship from the University for her excellence and was awarded a Martial Arts scholarship for two consecutive years for her leadership abilities both on and of the floor. In addition to her Martial Arts training, she is an accomplished equestrian, PADI certified SCUBA diver since the age of 9 and she enjoys reading, art in a variety of mediums, and superhero movies.
Mr. Colton Fry
Mr. Colton Fry began his Martial Arts training in 2009 at the age of 8. In April 2010, he achieved his First Degree Black Belt and his dedication to his training has earned him the rank of Third Degree Black Belt (earned in March 2013), Junior Instructor, and a spot on the Demo Team. Mr. Fry is a student at Little Miami Junior High and has maintained his status on the A Honor Roll every grading period since Fourth grade. He has been awarded a multitude of awards for not only his academic achievements, but also for his citizenship and leadership abilities. In addition to his scholastic and Martial Arts accomplishment, Mr. Fry is also currently a Star Rank Boy Scout in Troop #21, but anticipates earning his Life Rank before his 15th birthday and Eagle by his 16th birthday. He also enjoys reading, playing video games, doing service projects with his Troop, camping, and helping instruct classes at dojo.
Mrs. Angelia Fry
Mrs. Angelia Fry joined Martial Arts to train with her children and nieces in the summer of 2009. She obtained her First Degree Black Belt in October 2010 and her Third Degree in January 2013. Her love for the Martial Arts and her determination to share everything she has gained from it, lead her to a path of Certified Instructor, which she obtained in August 2012. Mrs. Fry also teaches our Women’s Self-Defense classes, is a member of our Demo Team, helps coach for tournaments, and helps coordinate our extra-curricular activities for Black Belts. He believe in the positive development of the community youth has compelled her to hold several volunteer positions with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Southwestern Ohio, and Little Miami Athletic Association.