Bothell Martial Arts Academy
At Bothell Martial Arts Academy we strive to help students get the most out of their training. For students with consistency and dedication, martial arts becomes a lifestyle, and students can readily enjoy all the benefits of the Martial Arts.
Our Weekly Schedule
KRU Josh Rogers
Instructor Muay Thai
Josh started his martial arts journey while in college in 2009 in IL. He started training Muay Thai privately with a pro fighter at his normal strength training gym and then expanded into Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts later that year, with an Inosanto Academy/Dog Brothers Martial Arts instructor; the latter of the two also being a member of the Dog Brothers Tribe as a full contact stick fighter, which really sparked Josh’s interest and later fight career. After graduating college in 2010, Josh moved to NE and trained in Do Vee Fut Karate for 1.5 years and would stay after class to cross train in Modern Arnis and spar with his instructor. In 2012, Josh moved to AZ and picked back up on training Muay Thai under Master Bob Karmel and joined a group of fighters in the Dog Brothers Tribe under Tom “Howling Dog” Guthrie. Josh went to his first Dog Brothers Gathering in September 2012, and had his first five of over 150 full contact weapon fights by the end of his fight career. In 2013, Josh moved to WA and continued his training and fighting, achieving his Full Dog Brother ranking in 2017 as “Lazy Eye Dog” (Josh has a lazy eye and a self-deprecating sense of humor). In 2015, Josh joined Warrior Strength Martial Arts under Kru Yai Belton Lubas and received instructor rankings in Warrior Strength Muay Thai (Kru, under Ajahn Suchart “The Father of Muay Thai” in Canada), Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Agalon, under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje), Natural Spirit International (Level 2 Instructor, under Datu Kelly Worden), Warrior Strength Filipino Martial Arts (Level 2 Instructor), and Josh also holds a Level 6 – Completion of the Art in Taboada Balintawak. Since 2015, Josh has helped Kru Yai Belton with prepping fighters, cornering at fights, teaching classes, and running seminars/workshops, and provides BMAA a connection to the larger, and growing, Warrior Strength Muay Thai family.
Assistant Professor Vince Domingcil
Hawaiian Kempo 8th Degree & Balintawak Eskrima Level 6
Assistant Professor Vince has been passionate about teaching the martial arts for over 25 years. He began his martial arts training at the age of 9 at Japan International Karate Center in Hawaii. He trained in Tao Kung-fu and Aikido before enrolling with the Universal Kempo Karate Schools Association in 1991. Vince relocated to the State of Washington and opened his branch in Bothell in 2003. Since then he has earned his 8th Degree Red/White Belt under Grand Master Martin Buell. Vince continues his martial arts journey training in various disciplines and models after Grand Master Buell’s philosophy, “To always seek the Void and Endless Knowledge,” and to embrace every art to become a better martial artist, and to be able to share that knowledge with his students. AP Vince is the owner of Bothell Martial Arts Academy “BMAA” and has fostered a place where students can call it their home….their OHANA.
– Universal Kempo, Assistant Professor 8th Degree
– International Balintawak Eskrima Cuentada, Level 6 (Completion of Art)
– Sirisuk Muay Thai, Kru
– WA State Criminal Justice Training Center, Master Instructor Defensive Tactics
– Bjj 4 Stripe Purple Belt
Instructor Alex Fay
Hawaiian Kempo 3rd Degree Black Belt
Alex Fay has been training with Universal Kempo-Karate Schools since 2003 starting at the early age of 8 years old. He has been an assistant to Professor Vince Domingcil since 2009, and became full time Instructor in 2014, after receiving his student black belt. Instructor Alex achieved his 3rd degree black belt under Professor Vince & Grandmaster Martin Buell. Aside from Kempo, Alex strives to expand his martial arts knowledge in other ways, training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Balintawak Eskrima. Instructor Alex has been teaching the junior program since 2009 and continues to be great example for the kids.
Instructor Mike Fermo
Hawaiian Kempo 1st Degree Black Belt
Mike Fermo has been training with Universal Kempo-Karate Schools since 2013. He became a full time Instructor in 2021, after receiving his student black belt from Assistant Professor Vince Domingcil. Aside from Kempo, Mike strives to expand his martial arts knowledge in other ways, training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and briefly in Kajukenbo studying under Sifu Rory Shipley. Instructor Mike has been an assistant teacher with the junior program since 2020 and continues to be a great example for the kids. Mike’s personal philosophy: Universal Kempo-Karate is a way of life; respect for the art and its participants is the most important thing. This truly is ohana!
Professor Trinidad “Trino” Mendoza
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt
Ever since I was a kid I have been a fan of the martial arts. I grew up being a big fan of Bruce Lee and other martial arts cinema heroes. I really loved how the martial arts embodied not only a strong body, but also a strong mind, inner peace, and morality. I was always very timid to try out a martial art until I tried karate when I was in college. I enjoyed it a lot but as a kid in school on my own I couldn’t afford to keep it up. Then a year or two later I watched the first UFC fights and saw Royce Gracie and the Gracie Jiujitsu on display and blow up the martial arts world by storm. Like many others I was motivated to check it out. It took some years after that but one day I found a school in December of 2006 and went for my free trial class and never looked back. I was lucky from day one that I walked in to a Pedro Sauer affiliate and was a fan of the self defense approach and focus. I have been fortunate enough to receive all of my belts from Pedro Sauer himself except my purple belt, which was awarded by my instructor. What I love about jiujitsu is that it works all aspects of fitness and is very cerebral because you have to deal with real time problem solving. I truly believe there’s something to learn from everyone. My favorite part of being an instructor is when I see someone’s face light up with that “Ah-ha!” moment when they start to understand a technique. Along my journey I have been fortunate enough to train with Pedro Sauer, Relson Gracie, Rylan Lizares, Anibal Lobo, James Gardner, Jorge Jimenez, Rener Gracie, Ryron Gracie, and Nate Orchard
Coach Reynaldo Gonio
Youth Brazilian Jiujitsu
Coach Rey is one of the Youth Bjj coaches at BMAA. He found his true passion training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been training since 2016. Coach Rey received his purple belt from Professor Mark Buntich in 2021. Coach Rey enjoys coaching the youth students and focuses on their growth and development in the art. On his off time, he stays active with CrossFit, running and Muay Thai.
Coach Dennis Ohashi
Youth Brazilian Jiujitsu
Coach Dennis is a youth coach for the Jiu-Jitsu program at BMAA. He started training in 2017 under Professor Mark Buntich and Professor Andrea Emmel. He earned his purple belt in April of 2021 from Professor Mark Buntich. Dennis enjoys the numerous benefits that Jiu-Jitsu yields for both the mind and body. He strives to be a reliable source of knowledge for the kid’s program and whomever he trains with.
Coach Edward Bautista
Youth Brazilian Jiujitsu
Coach Eddie is one of the Youth BJJ coaches at BMAA. He has been training in BJJ consistently since 2017 and earned his purple belt under Professor Mark Buntich. Coach Eddie began training in Bjj in 2000 and had trained sparingly during his time in the armed services. He enjoys teaching the children and watching them grow and develop. On his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, going on hikes with his family, and training in Muay Thai.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu No-gi Coach
CoachCoach Cameron has been training jiu jitsu for 6 years and is a purple belt under Kindred Jiu Jitsu (a Workshop Jiu Jitsu affiliate) in Edmonds, WA. He coaches our adult no gi classes on Friday nights at 630pm, as well as offers private lessons at BMAA. He enjoys competing locally in no gi tournaments as well as offering his video services to help promote jiu jitsu players and events!
Bio Coming Soon!