our instructors

chief of instruction

Sr. Master Randy Edwards,
8th Dan

Master Edwards began his study of Taekwondo as a senior in high school and has been teaching martial arts for over 30 years. He has the experience needed to teach children with love, but still instill discipline and respect in their lives.

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Dr Mink
Aikido Instructor

Dr. Ed Mink,
3rd Dan

Our Aikido and yoga instructor is Dr. Ed Mink, Ed.D., who besides teaching at FMA, currently serves as the Director of Health Promotion and Education, Coordinator of substance Abuse Prevention, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Services at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Sr. Instructor

Mr. Elvis Price,
4th Dan

Mr. Price started Martial Arts at the age of 7, training for twelve years under Master Danny Dring, in Sherwood, Arkansas. Mr. Price has considerable experience in Weeping-Style Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Groundfighting, as well as stick and knife defense.

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our vision


Our programs are designed to promote self-confidence and self-esteem which gives a better peace of mind. Recent studies have shown that programs that focus on personal achievement such as martial arts are vastly more effective than any other form of exercise


Fayetteville Martial Arts has been providing this exceptional martial arts instruction to students of all ages since 1989. FMA is very unique martial arts school. We take the progressive techniques of mixed martial arts and unite them with tradition and principles of the past. We also provide an authentic, high level, competitive martial arts experience to students in safe and supportive environment. We are not a “fighters” gym. We have a tradition of structured classes, uniforms and etiquette. Our physical curriculum is a balance of non-violent conflict resolution, scenario-based self-defense and traditional marital art techniques which are powerful and beautiful.


our staff

jerry hilliard
4th Dan
benjamin kirby
3rd Dan
jason martin
3rd Dan
tierin burrow-edwards
3rd Dan

cole blush
2nd Dan
caroline stites

2nd Dan

austin fincher
2nd Dan
Cody Bush
1st Dan