• 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Senior Instructor
  • Program Director
  • CPR & First Aid Certified

Mr. Schilling’s martial arts training began with Shihan Wenneberg over 30 years ago at the age of 6.  As a hearing impaired child, it was difficult to “fit in” to an environment that provided personal growth and interaction with others. The structure of martial arts, combined with the personalities of the people at the studio, provided the perfect balance that I was searching for and wasn’t able to find anywhere else. At AMAA, you feel that you are a part of something that is unique, personal and special – it provides a feeling and connection that is much needed in today’s society.

Various creative arts – music, drawing, etc. Studied other martial arts in Japan and worked in the private sector as a bodyguard, contributing that knowledge and experience to Shihan Wenneberg’s ALERT Self Defense seminar

El Dorado High School, 1995 graduate / Fullerton College, 1996-1998 / Eagle Scout Rank with BSA Troop 780, awarded April 1993

March 1993 with Goju Shin Ryu, Black Belts in Bujinkan Ninjutsu 1999 and Saito Ryu Ninpo 2006

After training abroad in Japan and at other schools in the U.S., it became clearer to me that AMAA has a sense of community unlike any other training facility I’ve experienced. Here, there is a welcoming presence that stays with everyone after they leave – and it’s something they all look forward to in their next visit. The excitement and the enthusiasm of the students when they learn something new in class or when they’re happy because they feel a part of something unique and special, is the reason why I do what I do. Being a part of the dojo has had a positive lifelong effect on me and if I can help one other person benefit from it the same way as I have, then I will have done right by our principles.