Master Nick Keene, is a 6° Black Belt and an ATA Nationally Certified Instructor and the Co-Owner and Chief Instructor at Keene’s ATA Martial Arts. He began his training in martial arts as a child, but due to his Dad’s military career he was never able to earn his Black Belt due to moving and having to begin his training over as a white belt. Although he made it to the rank of Brown Belt he always regretted he had not achieved becoming a Black Belt.
After moving to Arizona and getting his oldest son involved in Taekwondo, Master Keene found it to be a great stress relief from his daily work and quickly learned the art was something he and his children could do together. Master Keene also discovered he loved competition since it pushed him to perform his best. He excelled and earned the top ten in the World for 20+ years. He holds three World Championship Titles and has medaled multiple times. He also holds a number of Arizona State Championship Titles. Master Keene is a certified weapon’s Instructor in all of the ATA approved weapons. Additionally he is certified to teach Pressure Point Control Tactics, Tai-Chi Level I and II, Judo Level 1, SHARP (Sexual Harassment, Assault, Rape Prevention), Gun Control Tactics, Kidz ‘n Power Child Safety and Warrior X-Fit Tabata training, a high intensity interval exercise.