Martial Arts Academy is proud to be part of USA Karate, the National
Governing Body for Karate, and member of the United States Olympic
Committee. USA Karate is part of the Panamerican Karate Federation,
and part of the World Karate Federation, so our organization is
170 member nations strong.
Martial Arts Academy is the only USA Karate school in Sonoma County.
USA Karate is the best, most traditional, most professional organization
for Karate in the World, with strict standards of excellence. Tony
Johnson is a Certified Coach, Certified Kata Judge, Certified Kumite
Referee, and has Certified Rank.
Our regional Karate association is NCKF, the Northern California
Karate Federation, www.nckf.us,
Tony is the webmaster.
Tony Johnson's teacher is Sensei/Sifu Tim McFarland, a world-renowned
teacher of the martial arts. Having taken the opportunity to train
Karate with many amazing Sensei both here and in Okinawa, I can
honestly say that Sensei McFarland's Karate is without equal, however,
he is more famous for his Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Link
to my Sifu's school. Praying Mantis is intriquite and
difficult, and you must have an outstanding level of dedication
to study it. Martial Arts Academy's Praying Mantis Kung Fu class
is by invitation only.