Michael Sian

Head Instructor

Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing

Mr. Sian began his karate training Full Contact Karate in 1984, at age 11, eventually earning a 3rd Dan in 2007. From 1993 – 1995, he studied North American Tae Kwon Do earning his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1995 under Sensei Tom Ziedlik. Mr. Sian was promoted to rank of Ni Dan, 2nd Degree Black Belt in May 2016 in the style of Goju Ryu under Master Stefano Cianelli. In 2003 he began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is currently a Brown Belt under Coach Ray Price (SBG), Sloth Jiu Jitsu, Reno, NV.​

Mr. Sian is a retired military officer and federal law enforcement Special Agent with over  two decades of experience in counter-terrorism operations around the world, with combat tours in Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq (4 times) and Afghanistan (3 times). He is a board member and senior instructor for the Intercept – Stabilize –Resolve (ISR) Matrix, a certified Advanced Military/Law Enforcement Krav Maga Instructor with Krav Maga Worldwide, and holds a basic certification in Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT TM).

 

Competition:

2016 - Tsuru-Ki Outstanding Black Belt Competitor of the Year

2016 - UMARA Martial Arts Challenge - Gold Medal x 1, Silver Medal x 2

2014 - UMARA Executive Triple Crown winner

2014 - Stone Dragon Tournament - Gold Medal x 2, Silver Medal x 1

2014 - Green Dragon Tournament - Gold Medal x 1, Silver Medal x 1

2014 - Delaware County Karate Championships - Gold Medal x 1, Bronze Medal x 1

2009 - US Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament (blue belt, gi)

2009 - Claudio Franca Jiu Jitsu by the Sea Tournament (blue belt, gi)

2007 - Midwest Grappler's Submission Hunt (blue belt, gi and no-gi)

2007 - Diamond Nationals Martial Arts (advanced division, sparring and forms)

1995 - Don Gross Invitational - 1st place black belt forms, 3rd place black belt weapons

1995 - Prairie Rose State Games - Bronze medal sparring (advanced division)

1994 - Winnipeg Karate Open - 1st place forms and 3rd place sparring (intermediate division)

1993 - Don Gross Invitational - 3rd place sparring (intermediate division)

1989 - AAU Junior Olympic Games (intermediate division, sparring and forms)

1986 - US Yoshukai Karate Invitational - 3rd place sparring (intermediate division)

1985 - US Open Karate Tournament (novice division, sparring and forms)

1985 - Empire State  Karate Tournament - 2nd place forms (novice division)

 

Hunter Sian

SMA Instructor

Adult and Kids Karate

Mr. Hunter Sian began his karate training in 2007 at the age of 5, under Coach Michael Sian. He earned his Black Belt in Karate in August 2018. Hunter started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2014, and is currently a Blue Belt under Coach Mike. Hunter currently trains in both Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as helping coach the SMA Kids Karate class.

 

Competition:

2018 - Grappling Industries Minneapolis - Bronze Medal Gi

2017 - MNBJJF Winter Open - Silver medal Gi, Silver Medal No-Gi

2017 - Fargo Open Grappling Tournament - 1st place No-Gi, 2nd place Gi, Fastest Tournament Submission Trophy (15 seconds)

2015 - Mandan Middle School Academic Wrestling Tournament - Bronze Medal

2014 - UMARA Martial Arts Challenge - Gold Medal x 1, Silver Medal x 2

2014 - Stone Dragon Tournament - Gold Medal x 1, Silver Medal x 1, Bronze Medal x 1

2014 - East Coast Championship Kid's Tournament - Gold  Medal x 1, Silver Medal  x 1, Bronze Medal x 1

2014 - Green Dragon Tournament - Gold Medal x 1, Silver Medal x 1, Bronze Medal x 1

2014 - Delaware County Karate Championships - Gold Medal x 1, Bronze Medal x 1

noah woiton

SMA Instructor

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Mr. Noah Woiton began his martial arts training in 2016 under Coach Michael Sian. He earned his Orange Belt in Karate in 2017, and his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2018 (awarded by Black Belt Coach Ray Price, SBG). Noah currently trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under SMA Head Instructor Michael Sian.

Competition:

2019 - Bismarck Submission Only - Gold Gi (Blue Belt), Gold No Gi (Blue Belt)

2019 - Fargo Grappling Industries Tourney - Gold Medal Gi (blue belt), Silver Medal No Gi (blue belt), Silver Medal  Absolute division

2018 - Fargo/Moorhead Submission Only - Gold Medal Blue Belt Absolute, Silver Medal Gi (blue belt), Bronze Medal No gi (blue belt)

2018 - MNBJJF Spring Open - Bronze Medal Gi (blue belt), Bronze Medal No Gi (blue belt)

2017 - Fargo Open Grappling Tournament - Silver Medal GI, Silver Medal No Gi, Silver Medal Open Gi, Silver Medal Absolute No Gi

2017 - MNBJJF Winter Open - Silver Medal Gi, Silver Medal No Gi

2017 - Submission Hunt Minneapolis - Silver Medal Open White Belt Gi, Bronze Medal Gi (white belt)

john carlson

SMA Instructor

Sport Judo

Mr. John Carlson began his martial arts training Kodokan Judo in 1978, under Sensei Reynolds. He was promoted to Nikyu, Brown Belt, in 1986. John also holds the rank of Sankyu, Brown Belt, in Shotokan Karate. John currently trains Full Contact Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under SMA Head Instructor Michael Sian.

SAGE CASES

SMA Assitant Instructor

Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Mr. Sage Casas began his martial arts training in 2016 under Coach Michael Sian. He earned his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2018 (awarded by Black Belt Coach Ray Price, SBG). Sage currently trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under SMA Head Instructor Michael Sian.

Competition:

2019 - Bismarck Submission Only - Bronze Medal Gi (Blue Belt), Bronze Medal No Gi (Blue Belt)

2019 - Fargo Grappling Industries Tournament - Bronze Medal No Gi (Blue Belt)

2018 - Fargo/Moorhead Submission Only - Silver Medal Gi (White Belt), Bronze Medal No Gi (White Belt)

2017 - Fargo Open Grappling Tournament - Bronze Medal Gi (White Belt) 

Tyler Chronister

SMA Assitant Instructor

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals

Mr. Tyler Chronister began his martial arts training in 2016 under Coach Michael Sian. He earned his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2018 (awarded by Black Belt Coach Ray Price, SBG). Tyler currently trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under SMA Head Instructor Michael Sian.

Competition:

2019 - Fargo Grappling Industries Tournament - Bronze Medal Gi (Blue Belt), Bronze Medal No Gi (Blue Belt)

2018 -Minneapolis Grappling Industries Tournament - Bronze Medal Gi (Blue Belt)

2017 - Submission Hunt Minneapolis - Silver Medal Gi (white belt)

 

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