About Us


Master Steve Wills


Master Steve Wills started his journey of 41 years in Martial Arts back at the young age of 9. He started classes at Paiks Academy and studied with Grandmaster Sang Kee Paik. 

After receiving his 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon do, he continued to study and earned additional black belts by traveling the country to experience a variety of different styles from other masters.  These include styles such as Jiu-Jitsu, Kung Fu, Aikido, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, and Kempo.  

Through his learning and experiences, he has developed a blended style of martial arts that incorporates many moves that work the best and eliminated the ones that don’t.    

In 2016, Master Wills decided to move his family to the Verde Valley in hopes of bringing his teachings here. Throughout the last few years, he has been working as a personal trainer and teaching Tai Chi, Yoga, and Meditation at all different levels for personal well-being.

Our latest accomplishment has been the opening of our new studio in Cottonwood, Arizona Academy of Martial Arts. This now gives us the opportunity to provide a classroom setting available to those wishing to learn from the experience of Master Wills. Allowing many to learn and grow with their peers and community.  

Our philosophy is that life is a journey. And whether you are just starting your path, or are looking to us to continue your teachings, we would love to help you get the most from your journey.

Our Family


Sensei Dave


Sensei Sebastian


Junior Instructor Max


Junior Instructor Samantha