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OUR MISSION

"Legacy Martial Arts builds disciplined, confident and respectful citizens through the philosophy of tradition with forward-thinking vision."

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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Jena Bushey

Master Instructor

Master Bushey is a 6th Degree Black Belt who started her taekwondo training in 1995 and has been a Certified Instructor since 2005. She is a strong leader and a fine technician of martial arts, having achieved a number of state championships. Master Bushey has trained countless students to achieve their goals, from black belt to tournament championships to losing weight.  In 2008, she added Tai Chi to her training, for which she currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Sash. She has found it to be a great source of stress relief and a way to improve her balance, awareness, and body movement.

  • Master Instructor

  • B.S. in Chemistry and minor in Business magna cum laude from Augsburg College

  • Personal Trainer with Corrective Exercise, Senior Fitness, Women's Fitness and Weight Management Specialties

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Mr. Smail is a 5th Degree Black Belt who started his Taekwondo journey in 1994. Continuing his training through high school and college, Mr. Smail became one of the main teachers at his instructor’s martial art school, earned a number of state championship titles, and eventually opened a Taekwondo club in his hometown of Manchester, MI. He became a Certified Instructor in 2005.  After college, he moved to Minnesota and together with his wife, Master Bushey, they opened Legacy American Martial Arts in 2009.  Mr. Smail has earned a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and spent time competing in amateur Mixed Martial Arts. 

Education & Certifications:

  • Certified Instructor

  • A.A. in Criminal Justice from Washtenaw Community College

Jack Smail

Head Instructor

Education & Certifications:

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National Martial Arts Alliance

The National Martial Arts Alliance (NMAA) is an organization dedicated to not only providing the best martial art training around, but to also create well-rounded martial artists and leaders. NMAA schools teach Shimsan (Korean for "spirit of the mountain") style of Taekwondo. 

 

Learn more about the NMAA.

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