Our Master Instructor

Master Instructor-WifeCarson Fortner started his training in 1994 under Charles Prescott in Sylvania, Georgia. In 2005 he recieved his first degree Black Belt in American Tang Soo Do under Master Instructor Clay Pierson at Statesboro Karate and Krav Maga. In 2007 he recieved his second degree Black Belt , and in 2011 he recieved his third degree Black Belt in American Tang Soo Do. He earned is  4th degree in December of 2014 earning him the title of Master. He has always had a passion for teaching children and enjoys watching them develop into amazing young people. It has always been Mr. Fortner’s dream to have a martial arts school and to create a home for his own students.

Mr. Fortner was born in Savannah and raised in Sylvania and Statesboro. He is very close to his family, which includes his loving wife, daughter and his two sisters. His mother is originally from Bulloch County while his dad is originally from Candler county.

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Mr. Fortners Education/Credentials:

  • BS in Natural and Cultural Resource Management at Georgia Southern University
  • Minor in Finance at Georgia Southern University
  • 1St Degree Black Belt in American Tang Soo Do
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in American Tang Soo Do
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in American Tang Soo Do
  • 4th Degree Black Belt In American Tang Soo Do
  • 1st-4th Degree Certified BlackBelt in Tang Soo Do
    • A.T.S.D.A Organization
    • A.U.B.B.S Organization
    • A.B.S.K Organization
  • Tang Soo Do Master Instructor Certification
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga (American Krav Maga Federation)
  • Level 3 Expert Series Krav Maga Instructor (American Krav Maga Federation)
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga (Authentic Israeli Krav Maga Academy)
  • Krav Maga Handgun Instructor Certification (American Krav Maga Federation)
  • Krav Maga Stick Instructor Certification (American Krav Maga Federation)
  • Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Team 3 Checkmat/Sergio Machado)
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Team 3 Checkmat/Sergio Machado)
  • Simunition Instructor Certification
  • Special Operations Combatives Program (S.O.C.P.) Level 1
  • Tactical Defense Application (Jason Kelly)
  • Red Cross Certified CPR/First Aid
  • Field Trauma Medicine Certificate of Completion
  • Fight Club Completion
  • Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Training Completion

    My Words:

“I love my kids and nothing makes me happier than to watch them succeed and grow into better martial artist than I am. It is important for me that kids learn to defend themselves and that they set goals and accomplish those goals.”

Carson Fortner, Master Instructor

 

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