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Master Richard "Marui Neko" Dixon


Master Richard Dixon has been a student of the Martial Arts for the past 30 years. During his years of training he has had the opportunity to train with a great many Martial artist of both traditional and modern influence.

In the August of 2000 Master Dixon became an owner of Sembach Martial Arts where he earned his original black belts in Nobushi Jutsu and FudoShin Kai Karate. In 2002 Master Dixon was made the Chief Instructor of the FudoShin Kai Karate Union and opened Mountain Top Martial Arts.

In 2006 Master Dixon opened the Back Mountain Martial Arts Dojo, where he trains in addition to his training in Mountain Top. He also teaches martial arts classes at Misericordia University.

In April of 2008 Master Dixon was given permission to found his own system the Unified Fighting Arts Association, and the Unified Fighting Arts Federation.

The integral figures and influences in the U.F.A.A. and U.F.A.F. promotion are Grand Master James Martin Sr., Grand Master Steven Newman, Master John Casterline, Grand Master Patty Martin, Great Grandmaster Manuel Agrella, Master Joe Huntzinger, Dr. Jim Thomas.
 DIRECTOR UNIFIED FIGHTING ARTS ASSOCIATIONDIRECTOR UNIFIED FIGHTING ARTS FEDERATIONROKU DAN ZEN BUDO KAI
ROKU DAN NO'BUSHI JUTSU SAN DAN AIKI JUTSU 4TH DEGREE BLACKBELT AMERICAN KENPOPennsylvania Representative for the Tong Leong Gwo Shuh Goan International AssociationInductee into the Legends Hall of Fame "Self Defense Instructor of the Year"
Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as:
Karate instructor of the year 2006
System of the year 2007
System Founder of the year 2014

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Sensei Emmy "Akuma Bara" Motter

 

 Sensei Emmy Motter started her martial arts training in 1991 at Sembach Martial Arts.  She trained  there until 1998.  She received her black belt from Sembach Martial Arts under Master Chuck Yurkin.  In 2010 she joined Master Richard Dixon.


Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Member Unified Fighting Arts Federation

San-Dan No'bushi Jutsu

San-Dan UFAA Karate

 



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Sensei Rachel "Ryoshi" Hoover

 

Sensei Rachel began her martial arts training in 2005 at the Mountain Top Martial Arts Center under Master Richard Dixon. She earned her black belt in 2008 from Master David Sparks in Karate and Kumade No'bushi Kyokai. She then took leave from the martial arts due to personal reasons before resuming her training under Master Dixon at the Unified Fighting Arts Association in 2010.

 

Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

San-Dan No'bushi Jutsu

San-Dan UFAA Karate

Sho-Dan Kobojutsu


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Sensei Will Brenton

 

Sensei Will Brenton started His Martial arts training in 1995 at Huntzingers Karate  (Fudoshin Kai Makura-ho) under Master Joe Huntzinger, training there until 2002 when he achieved the rank of purple belt.  Sensei Brenton would continue his training at Sembach Martial arts (Fudoshin Kai Budokan) under Joe Duda, and Richard Dixon.  In 2003 Sensei Brenton followed Master Dixon when he opened Mountain Top Martial Arts Center (Fudoshin Kai Hombu).  Sensei Brenton earned his Black Belt in December 2005. 



Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Ni-dan UFAA Karate

San-dan UFAA No'bushi Jutsu

 

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Sensei Dan "Kenshin" Siblini

 

Sensei Daniel Siblini began training in Fall 2005 in the Fudo-Shin Kai system of martial arts under Master Richard Dixon. When Master Richard Dixon parted ways from Fudo-Shin Kai in 2008 and founded the Unified Fighting Arts Association and Unified Fighting Arts Federation, Sensei Siblini soon followed. He continued his training to date, earning his Black Belt in June of 2011. He is currently the Chief Instructor of the Unified Fighting Arts Association’s Lil’ Sidekicks program and trains regularly at both Back Mt. Martial Arts and Sembach Martial Arts Center.


 Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Ni-dan UFAA Karate

Ni-dan UFAA No'bushi Jutsu

 

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Sensei David "Ojin Bushi" Obaza

 

Sensei Obaza began his training in September of 1988 with Zen Budo Kai in Kingston under Grand Master Steven G. Newman and Master Bruce A. Baker attaining the rank of yellow belt in Chung Lung Gwo Sho Goan. In September of 1990, he left training after the birth of his third child.   In June of 2001, he went back into training at Sembach Martial Arts under Master Richard Dixon and Master Joe Duda who were affiliated with Fudoshin Kai and Kumade No Bushi Kyokai. He started from white belt and attained the rank of green belt in Karate and No'Bushi Jutsu. Due to family issues, he again was compelled to leave training in October of 2003.   In September of 2009, he resumed training under Master Richard Dixon at Unified Fighting Arts Association. Master Dixon recognized his previously attained rank while at Sembach so he came into the system as a green belt after a brief period of evaluation. Sensei Obaza achieved the rank of Sho-Dan on June 18, 2011.   Sensei Obaza also served in the United States Navy from April of 1975 to July of 1979. He traveled to many places in Asia the most memorable being Japan while onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger CV-61. During his stay there, he was fortunate enough to experience many aspects of the Japanese culture and people.

 

Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Ni-dan UFAA Karate

Ni-dan UFAA No'bushi Jutsu

Chief of Protocol

 

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Sensei May "Tomoe Gozen" Goebel Dixon



Sensei May Goebel began her martial arts training shortly after taking a Women Self Defense course with Master Dixon.  She loved it so much that she decided to start taking regular martial arts classes.  In 2010 she was introduced to Kenjutsu, the art of the sword, and that became her passion.  She earned her Kenjutsu Shodan in 2013.  She then continue to train and earn her Kobojutsu and No'bushi Jutsu later in 2013

 



Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Member Unified Fighting Arts Federation

Shodan UFAA Kenjutsu

Shodan Kobojutsu
Shodan No'bushi Jutsu
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Sensei Mike Pace


Michael became a student of the martial arts in the winter of 1996-97 and has been exposed to several martial arts under various instructors.  In the summer of 2009, he began training under Master Richard Dixon and the Unified Fighting Arts Association, achieving the rank of Sho Dan in UFAA Karate in 2013.  In addition to his karate rank, Michael holds a Ni Kyu in No’bushi Jutsu and a Third Degree Brown Belt in Conceptual American Kenpo.  Today, Michael continues his training under the UFAA while enrolled at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.



Member Unified Fighting Arts Association
Sho Dan in UFAA Karate
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Sensei Tyler "Iriguchi Toku" Yang

Sensei Tyler Yang began his training in the martial arts in the fall of 2010 with Master Richard Dixon and the Unified fighting Arts Association.  He earned the rank of Shodan in Kobujutsu and No’bushi Jutsu in 2013.  He has also earned the rank San-Kyu in both Aiki Jutsu and Kenjutsu.  He is now one of the instructors of weapons in the Unified Fighting Arts Association



Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Shodan Kobojutsu

Shodan No'bushi Jutsu
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Sensei Marty Kravchick

Sensei Marty entered the martial arts in the 1980’s at Screaming Eagles Tae Kwon do in Bellmore New York.  Later, he moved on to study Kempo and Jiu justu with Master Grahm Lewis in Hicksville New York.  In 2008  he joined the Unified Fighting Arts to study with Master Richard Dixon and received his Shodan in 2014 in Karate and Jujutsu.   He is also a trauma specialist and national lecturer on trauma.

Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Shodan UFAA Karate
Shodan No'bushi Jutsu

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Sensei Josh "Shi Shi" Betz






Member Unified Fighting Arts Association

Shodan UFAA Karate
Shodan American Kenpo



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* Sensei Nicole Evans -

Shodan UFAA Karate

Shodan No'bushi Jutsu


* Sensei Dan Bednar

Shodan UFAA Karate

Shodan Conceptual American Kenpo


*Inactive