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

Our Instructors

KRU Zamora

Instructor Muay Thai

Kru Jose, an upbeat, always smiling  passionate person, has been doing martial arts for the past 15 years. In the past he has dabbled with a variety of martial arts: Taekwondo, Bjj, Jeet Kun Do, Judo, and boxing. However, in the past 7 years, he has primarily focused on the art of the 8 Limbs, Muay Thai. He has trained with professional fighters and coaches to assure he is passing on valuable and informative information to the next generation of Muay Thai practitioners. He is also a competitor in the 185 lb division of Muay Thai in WA state, totaling 11 fights, setting an example for future fighters and students of the sport. Kru Jose strives to pass on the good nature of the martial arts so join his class for a technical upbeat fun time! 

“Comparison is the thief of joy” Theordore Roosevelt


Taekwondo Black Belt 

2023 Legendary Fight Promotions Muay Thai Champion, WA State 

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.

Coach Cameron

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!

Stephanie Domingcil


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