Sensei Terri Jones
Sensei Jones graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management and a 2000 graduate of Troy State University with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management.
At an early age, she fell in love with Martial Arts when she first saw the movie Ebony, Ivory, and Jade which gave her the courage to take karate lessons and learn the martial arts.
She has been a student as well as an Instructor for over 25 years. She co-owned Dr. Rock’s School of Karate Technology and taught at the Sumter School District 2 after school mentoring program, various daycare centers, churches and community centers in Sumter and the surrounding areas.
Sensei Jones taught martial arts at Freed School of Performing Arts for many years before turning the program over to Sensei Charlie Myers.
In addition to teaching martial arts, she managed the family business The Silver Moon Restaurant and taught 4 years at Bates Middle School.
She is married to Min. Tarrance Jones and they are blessed with five wonderful children.
Sensei Charlie Meyers
Sensei Myers started the Martial Arts over 20 years ago under Sensei “Dr. Rock” Lewis, which gave him the opportunity to learn karate in a unique way. Since then, he has trained and taught consistently and has done a lot to spread the benefits of martial arts to everyone around. He has taught hundreds of men, women and children, including students with ADHD and those who were mentally or physically impaired.
Over the years, Sensei Myers has implemented numerous programs in addition to the karate program, such as tae-bo, pilates, weight training, positive reinforcement parties and many of other fun and helpful programs.
Sensei serves as a mentor to students and non-students alike and has helped with topics such as bullying, divorce, stealing, lying, behavior, molesting, and domestic violence. He has also been invited to participate in many career fairs.
Minister Jones is a 2005 graduate of Beacon University, Institute of Ministry, Columbus, GA. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biblical Theology.
He has quite an extensive background with over 20 years of experience in Security and Law Enforcement work. He is a former commissioned SC Highway Patrolman with 20 weeks of training from the SC Criminal Justice Academy.
Tarrance has been trained in many facets of self defense tactics which has afforded him the opportunity to work alongside experienced coordinators, developers, and trainers who have molded him for the work he now pursues in Ministry and Martial Arts.
Min. Jones’ favorite scripture is “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” Prov 3:5-6
His prayer is that God will continue to do exceeding and abundant things for his family, ministry and business. “To God Be the Glory!!!”