The instructors at Impact Martial Arts of Clinton, Annadale, and Flemington offer the finest instruction money can buy. Learning martial arts will teach you focus, discipline, memory, goal setting, respect, confidence, and the realization of the effort that it takes to become a self-confident individual.
Founder and Chief Instructor
Frank Paul is a 5th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor in Taekwondo and a 3rd Degree and Certified Instructor in Haidong Gumdo. He has been teaching since 1992 and has been the Chief Instructor at the Clinton Academy since its inception in October 1993. He is known and respected for his ability to teach exciting and educational classes while instilling discipline and respect. He has the ability to get each student to reach their fullest potential and achieve goals once thought impossible. In January 2006, Mr. Paul was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Chris Reitz began training in TKD in 1994 with Chief Instructor Frank Paul at the Clinton location. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in TKD and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Additionally, he has a 500 hour yoga teaching certification from the Yoga School of New York.
His classes are a healthy mix of both the traditional and modern aspects of martial arts training. Students can expect to stretch, sweat, learn, and most importantly, have fun. Chris teaches the TKD, BJJ, and kickboxing classes at Impact.
Chris’ competition resume includes gold medals in the Good Fight Submission Only Tournament, American Sambo Association tournaments, Canadian Combat Sambo Challenge, Battle of Brooklyn Sambo Superfights, and the NJBJJF. He has medaled in IBJJF, NAGA, and judo tournaments as well.
Chase Gray is a Sr. 3rd Degree Black belt in TaeKwonDo and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has been training since he was a 5, and has competed in TKD and BJJ, while also training in Muay Thai in Boston while in college. Chase is also a musician and plays with his band OTC Collective! In addition, he spent 2.5 years in the Amazonian jungle studying plant medicines, meditation, and holistic forms of healing.
Jayden Ruban is a 4th Degree Blackbelt in TaeKwonDo and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She has been training for over 14 years, has trained with law enforcement and military, and has experience in firearms safety training as well as women’s self defense. She is currently at WCCC studying Criminal Justice, and plans to pursue a career in law enforcement. Outside of the dojo, Jayden enjoys country line dancing!
Ryan Catanzareti has been studying martial arts for over 20 years, with experience in Wing Chun, Silat, and CQC. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with gold and silver medals in Good Fight sub only tournaments and NAGA.
Red Collar Instructors
Our Red Collar instructors have graduated from our IMPACT Leadership Program and help teach our kids classes, always leading by example and providing a positive learning environment.
Blue Collar Instructors
Our Blue Collar instructors help assist in a variety of our kids classes, and are always striving to help our students reach their highest potential.