Black Belt Corner

Since MTA Karate Academy began working with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation in 1996,  we have produced 24 Black Belts all of whom trained exclusively in the Parks and Recreation Program and most of whom are State and/or National Champions. These students are listed below in ranking order with a brief Bio.

MTA BLACK BELTS

Corey Williams 1st Dan
12/16/2005

Marisa Maher 1st Dan
12/19/2007

Keesha Montalvo
12/3/2009

Cheyenne Friend 1st Dan
12/3/2009

Jessica Deane 3rd Dan
5/9/2009

George Montalvo II 1st Dan
12/15/2010

Katrina Pappa 1st Dan
12/15/2011

George Montalvo Sr. 1st Dan
12/15/2011

Dominique Cureton 3rd Dan
6/23/2011

Tatianah Young 1st Dan
12/19/2012

Delaney Cureton 3rd Dan
12/19/2012

Lakeith Riddick 2nd Dan
12/19/2012

Ashley Duhon 1st Dan
12/18/2013

Ryker Duhon 1st Dan
12/18/2013

Mariah Evans 1st Dan
12/18/2013

Rob Parsons 3rd Dan
12/18/2013

Nina Prather 2nd Dan

2/18/2013

Giuliana Brown 2nd Dan

12/17/15

Caden Ketchman 2nd Dan

12/17/15

Mikaela Jefferson 1st Dan

12/17/15

Ciara Allen 1st Dan

12/17/15

Savvy S. Shorts 2nd Dan

12/17/15

David A. Surles 2nd Dan

12/14/16

Issabella Surles 1st Dan

12/20/17

Zesarus A. McClendon 1st Dan

12/17/18