Meet our Staff:
Owner/ Chief Instructor
Tom has been training at Gardner Martial Arts Academy since 2006. In 2011, Tom had begun teaching, starting out in the Teen & Adult classes. 4 years later in 2015, Tom took over the Kids classes. After 11 years of training, in June 2017, Tom tested for his Black Belt at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville under Jean-Louis Arseneau and Allan Manganello.
Tom focuses his instruction on self-defense, as well as physical fitness. He also aims to provide a comfortable and fun training enviroment, simultaneously working on self-discipline and focus.
Tom has been training in the Martial Arts at Gardner Martial Arts Academy since 2001. In 2009, Tom became a part of the Instructor team at the Academy, working with the White Belt classes. In early 2010, Tom earned his Black Belt.
Currently, Tom teaches our Saturday children's classes at the Academy. Through his instructing, he hopes to teach kids how to be non-violent, to mature mentally and emotionally, and also to be physically fit. He holds a special place in his heart for the betterment of the students he works with, and takes great honor in playing a part in helping them grow.