Roger has a gift for imparting his knowledge and skills to his students! He believes that martial arts are not just about physical strength but are also about developing mental discipline and emotional control. Roger is known for his patient, encouraging teaching style that helps his students to achieve their full potential.
Makinly graduated from Minot High School in 2022 and started attending MSU for her associates in liberal arts and plans to get a degree in Dental Hygiene as well. Makinly loves to read and spend time at the lake. She started dancing when she was 3 and continued through her senior year. With her background in dance she has knowledge on body movements and understands how to relate things to students.She started working at Bad Ace in September 2022 as our After School Program Director. She loves kids and helping them learn and grow and be the best versions of themselves. She has also taken in the roll of the front desk so she wears many hats at Bad Ace!
Tim has studied ninjutsu, goju-ryu, kenpo, 64 hands, kenjutsu, and iaijutsu throughout the years and loves nature, woodworking, soccer, and hockey! Tim has trained with us for over 10 years and has his first degree black belt under Bad Ace. He has great attention to detail and body movement and teaches a killer teen class! Tim’s favorite part of teaching is helping others grow and overcome obstacles.
My Martial Arts journey has been amazing. I started training when I was young, but I really doubled down during my teenage years. I was active in the tournament circuit and loved competing. Over the years, I gained my 4th Dan in Taekwondo, 2nd Degree in Shou Shu, and my Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My teaching philosophy is to work hard, have fun, and pass your limitations. Your only competition in life is the limits that you set on yourself.