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Master Instructor John Jager started martial arts training in 1983. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1991 and continued training in various styles and systems as he traveled the world. He has trained in Germany as well as Illinois and Wisconsin.

He started training in Shaolin Kempo Karate, Jiu-jitsu and Inayan Eskrima in 1998, and this is the system he now teaches.

Martial arts study includes Shaolin Kempo, Jiu-jitsu, Tai Chi, Okinawan Kobudo, and many other systems and styles.



Our team of instructors have been selected by Master Instructor John Jager to assist with our ever growing population. Each instructor is currently enrolled in one or more of the training programs offered at Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy and has extensive knowledge in the art of Shaolin Kempo Karate.

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Amanda Coorough

Amanda began her training with RDMAA in 2016 with a desire to learn better self defense as a crisis worker in the public sector. Amanda then followed her son into the mixed martial arts program at the beginning of 2017 and picked up weapons in the summer 2017. Amanda supports the schools' self defense and children's programming as a student leader.



is a martial art style that combines the Five Animals of Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolinquan), the core competency of Kempo, the hard-hitting linear explosiveness of traditional Karate, as well as the power of Western boxing and the felling and grappling arts of Jujutsu, Chin Na, and Mongolian wrestling.

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