What We Offer


Fluid Martial Arts Academy is family-owned and operated. We pride ourselves on creating an environment that helps individuals reach their goals, whatever they may be. Whether you’re looking for self-defense, competition, fitness, or a fun and healthy family activity, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Flavio Behring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
No Gi Submission Grappling
Muay Thai Kick Boxing
Goju-Shorei Weapons
Kenpo Karate

John T. Burns – Head Instructor

is a full-time martial artist with over 30 years of training. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Grand Master Flavio Behring and a black belt in Kenpo Karate and Goju Shorei Weapons Systems. A multiple state and national champion in all of these disciplines, his most recent achievement is winning at Fight To Win Pro # 75 match in the brown belt division.

Karen Burns – Youth Instructor

a black belt in Kenpo Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with over 20 years of martial arts experience. A National Champion in Karate and a 2017 World Champion in Jiu Jitsu (IBJJF), Karen also heads up our Tiny Tigers program.

Sensei George Uema – Judo

has over 50 years of Judo experience under his  5th degree black belt. A former alternate on the U.S. Olympic Team, Sensei George has trained multiple state and national judo champions. He teaches both adult and youth Judo classes.

Will Doucette – Jiu Jitsu

brings almost 10 years experience as a martial artist and competitor. A brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Will continues to grow our team as an experienced competitor and instructor.

Al “Huge” Morello – No Gi Jiu Jitsu

holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a purple belt in 10th Planet No Gi Jiu Jitsu. The newest addition to our team, he is known as a skilled and technical instructor.

Nick Burns – Kickboxing & Youth Instructor

has over 15 years of martial arts experience, practicing since he was only four years old. A purple belt in Jiu Jitsu, Nick teaches and trains in all of the arts that are taught at Fluid.

Anthony Lopez – Cardio Kickboxing

is not only an experienced fighter who has earned a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai shorts; he is also an Army combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He recently won the World Jiu Jitsu Submission Only Tournament. With an Associates in Science with an emphasis on exercise science/kinesiology, he heads our Cardio Kickboxing & physical training program.