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Alexandra Torres
Sensei Alexandra is our most accomplished student, having won national and world titles in various leagues throughout North America. She has won black belt girls Grand Champion at NASKA's Compete Internationals, represented Team USA at the NBL BC Open in Vancouver, Canada, qualified for WKU Team USA for sparring and kata for the WKU World Championships, and has won numerous world titles at The League World Finals. In 2017, The League awarded her Nevada Competitor of the Year. She too, is sponsored by League of Angels and Fighters Inc. 
Our instructors have trained in Goju-Shorei Karate, Goju-Kenpo, Danzan Ryu Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Judo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Boxing. They have also taught sparring and kata to many of the instructors in the Reno/Sparks area.  

Our Tournament Team competes throughout North America against international competition in various open competition leagues, including NASKA, NBL/SKIL, WAKO, WKU and The League. Moreover, our students and instructors have competed in Europe, Canada and all over the United States, including Hawaii, Georgia, Philadelphia, Florida, Texas, New York, South Carolina, Minnesota, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, as well as California and Nevada.

Since we opened our doors in 2012, we have produced over 60 students who have won national and/or world championship titles in sparring, continuous sparring, and forms. Amba Martial Arts was voted Top Competition School in 2018 by The League Sport Martial Arts Championships Series and has been voted in the Top 10 four years in a row! Who would have thought that a small martial arts school in a rural area of Reno could do that? But, that's what happens when you focus more on knowledge than belt advancement.
Amba Martial Arts Tournament Team
Our Senseis
Martin Amba
A third degree Goju-Shorei Karate black belt and Goju-Shorei System's Assistant Director of Karate, Sensei Martin Amba is also a 14-time national and international sparring champion. He has competed and won throughout North America in various leagues including: NASKA, WAKO, NBL/SKIL, GSKA, and The League (formerly Bay Area Sport Karate Association). Former member of Team Proper, he is currently sponsored by League of Angels and Fighters-Inc. He is a BASKA Hall of Fame member and was Golden State Karate Association's Competitor of the Year. In 2020, he was named one of "The World's Greatest Martial Artists" by Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame and is recognized in Marquis Who's Who. He is currently Director of the Pacific Region of WKU World USA. 
MJ Amba
Sensei MJ is also a third degree Goju-Shorei Karate black belt and a 7-time national and international sparring champion, winning in various leagues including: NASKA, NBL/SKIL, GSKA and The League. He has won NASKA's Battle of Atlanta, multiple grand champion at National Blackbelt League's British Columbia Open, and won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Kickboxing & Karate Union World Championships in Bregenz, Austria. Like his father, his sister, his niece and nephew, he is sponsored by League of Angels and Fighters Inc. He has also won numerous local and regional titles in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. He is the head instructor of the Amba Martial Arts Tournament Team and also trains in Muay Thai Kickboxing and Boxing. He is one of the hosts of The League Fight Club online show.
Joji Amba
As successful as Sensei Martin and Sensei MJ have been, only Sensei Joji has a 100% success rate in tournament competition. She competed in one tournament, in both the 18+ and 30+ women's sparring divisions, and won both divisions. She abruptly retired after that tournament. She is a Goju-Shorei Karate black belt, the "grit and glue" of Amba Martial Arts, and the biggest reason so many of our students are successful on and off of the mat.
Kennedy Cartagena
A multiple local, regional and national kata and sparring champion,Sensei Kennedy has won The League World Finals Overall Junior Underbelt Grand Champion three years in a row. He has won throughout North America, in various leagues including NBL/SKIL and The League, against national and international competition in kata and sparring. He was also The League's Nevada Competitor of the Year in 2019. In 2020, he qualified for WKU Team USA at the WKU World Championships and represented Team USA at the NBL BC Open in Vancouver, Canada. He also played the violin and the viola as a member of the Reno Youth Philharmonic.

Maximo Torres
He has won national and world titles in sparring, continuous sparring, and kata. Sensei Maximo has also won The League World Finals Overall Junior Underbelt Grand Champion, named Nevada Competitor of the Year by The League, and has won national and international titles while competing throughout North America. He represented Team USA at the NBL BC Open  in Canada. He is sponsored by League of Angels and Fighters Inc. He is also Company Chief for his ROTC. 
Cole Brandon
Like Sensei Kennedy and Sensei Maximo, Sensei Cole has competed throughout North America winning numerous national and world titles in sparring, kata, and continuous sparring. In 2020, he qualified for WKU Team USA at the WKU World Championships. In 2017, he qualified for Team USA at the WAKO North America Championships, and represented Team USA at the NBL BC Open. He is also sponsored by League of Angels and Fighters Inc.