Our Instructors

Very seldom in the Martial Arts World do you find such a high ranking and cohesive partnership with result‒oriented instructors who all have the same goal in mind; to create a modern high quality, energetic school while encouraging traditional values with emphasis on personal development for the students.

Here is a brief description of our Owners and Instructors.

Grand Master Ed Thompson 7th Dan Taekwondo

Master Thompson


Master Thompson has studied the arts of Taekwondo, Hapkido and Judo for well over 40 years and was owner/instructor of a Martial Arts school in Belgrade before moving to Billings. Master Thompson has a dynamic and expansive career, with diverse knowledge encompassed in fire-fighting and law enforcement since 1984. Grand Master Thompson has the ability to facilitate group collaboration and mind-sharing, efficiently managing change in order to bring out the best in students.

Master Dave Allen 5th Dan Taekwondo/Yodan Judo

Master Allen


Mr. Allen began his Martial Arts Career in 1994 in Taekwondo and expanded into Judo and Hapkido soon after joining with Grand Master Karlo Fujiwara. He is an
IJF-B International Judo Referee and served on the USA Judo Board of Ethics.

He has served as Tournament Announcer for Major Judo events including the World IBSA Judo Championships, Pan-Am Opens, US World Cups, US Open, Junior Scholastic Championships, US Olympic Trials and many local, regional and international tournaments. His announcing resume also includes the 2015 Pan American Games where his skills were utilzed for all the combat sports, including Judo, Taekwondo, Karate, and Freestyle & Greco Roman Wrestling.

He is a Life Member of USA Judo, the USJF, the USJA and is a USA Judo Circle of 100 Member. Dave has owned the Auto Brokers of Montana Auto Dealership and AA&A Auto Rental companies for over 30 years. He is in his 11th year serving as co-commissioner, with his wife Eve, of the Big Sky State Games Taekwondo/Judo competition.

Master Eve Allen 5th Dan Taekwondo/Nidan Judo

Master Allen


Mrs. Allen began her Martial Arts training in 1993 in the art of Taekwondo. Her training under Grand Master Fujiwara expanded to include the art of Judo and Hapkido. She instructs in both Taekwondo and Judo and enjoys attending workshops, seminars and clinics in order to broaden her knowledge of these arts. She has worked in the legal field for many years as a legal secretary, paralegal and a judicial assistant. Eve heads up the Woman's Self Defense curriculum at the school and serves as co-commissioner for the Big Sky State Games Taekwondo and Judo competitions. She is a Life Member of USA Judo, the USJF, the USJA and is also a member of the USA Judo Circle of 100.

Specialty: Women's Self Defense Program Organizer

Master Brice Cady 5th Dan Taekwondo

Master Cadey

Mr. Cady started Martial Arts in 1983 when he was 10 years old under Master Sam Damon. He competed in 1988 at the Junior Olymics in Tampa Florida and again in 1989 in Rochester Minnesota. Brice has been teaching Martial Arts since 2003. He is an MTA referee representative on the board of directors and an MTA-A Level certified referee. He is also a Billings Gazette 40 under 40 award winner because of his business successes. Brice has owned Brice's Masterclean since 2004 and has won the Billings Gazette Readers Choice award 8 years in a row. His hobbies include doing anything with his family and Moto-Cross. The Cady family loves fishing and hiking in the mountains.

Sensei Josh Charette Sandan Judo World Silver-Medalist Sambo

Sensei Josh Charette

Mr. Joshua Charette is our competitive Judo Instructor and has an incredible background of competition in Wrestling (3X Montana High School Champion), International Judo Competition and was a World Silver Medalist in Sambo. He has a vast knowledge of groundwork and understands how to train at the highest levels. He is the Pastor of Great Plains Gathering Church and is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Sensei Rob Charette Sandan Judo

Sensei Rob Charette

Mr Rob Charette is another competitive Judo Instructor. He has an incredible history of competition in Wrestling and Judo. He has an infinite knowledge of groundwork and has an intense work ethic.

Grand Master Mark Rosales 7th Dan Taekwondo/Shodan Judo

Master Lori Rosales

Mr. Rosales started his formal training in Taekwondo, with the NWTA, in the mid-eighties. He would go on to be the owner of Culbertson TKD from 1991-2001. He moved to Billings and taught classes for Grand Master Fujiwara from 2002 until GM Fujiwara's passing in 2010. He then went on to open Billings TKD from 2010 until 2016. In 2017, Mr. Rosales joined the MAAB family as a TKD instructor.

Master Lori Rosales 4th Dan Taekwondo

Master Lori Rosales

Mrs. Rosales has been involved in martial arts for 25+ years. Starting in Culbertson, she partnered with Husband Master Mark Rosales, co-owner/instructor of Culbertson Tae Knowdo. In 2001 she moved to Billings, teaching classes for Grand Master Karlo Fujiwara at Rocky Mountain College. In 2010 she continued as co-owner/instructor of Billings Tae Kwondo with husband Master Mark Rosales.

Master Mark Verzatt 5th Dan Taekwondo

Master Mark Verzatt

Master Mark took his first Taekwondo class in 1974 at Cho's Taekwondo in Denver Co while attending a radio trade school. He later became a major market disc jockey by age 25. Like many people, Karate took a back seat to family and career until he enrolled with his kids at Grand Master Karlo Fujiwara's orginal North Park Dojo in the early 1990s. The noon class makes training available for students who cannot train in the evening. Master Mark promises a focused workout and lots of fun. By the way, Master Mark did get a 'real' job; He and his wife Karmal have been running one of the highest ranked Allstate agencies in America right here in Billings, since 1986.