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Scott Farley

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Scott is a full time Martial Arts instructor and student.  He is the owner and Chief Instructor of Core Martial Arts Academy.  Scott trains IKI Krav Maga under Moshe Katz and Hapkido under GM JR West.  Scott is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and 3rd Dan Black Belt in Krav Maga and also coaches Bare Knuckle fighters, Kickboxers, and MMA fighters. He seeks every opportunity to further his training by traveling and training under experts in the field of Martial Arts. Scott often volunteers his time to ensure those in his community have the basic knowledge of awareness and self defense. 

A veteran of the US Air Force, Scott performed duties as law enforcement, criminal investigator, personal security officer for 4 star Generals, and installation ground defense.   Scott’s prior experience in law enforcement, private and personal security, and controlling dangerous crowds as a bouncer, has given him the knowledge to teach not only self defense techniques, but also conflict avoidance and awareness. Scott is strongly compassionate about the whole person idea of instructing. His goal is to not only teach martial arts techniques, but to also mentor and lead his students on the Martial Arts path.

Carrie Banton


Carrie is a full time Martial Arts instructor and student.  She is the co-owner and a full time instructor at Core Martial Arts Academy.  Carrie also trains IKI Krav Maga under Moshe Katz and Hapkido under GM JR West.  Carrie is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Krav Maga and 1st Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and also teaches Kickboxing and MMA.  Carrie is very passionate about women's self defense and seeks every opportunity to further her training to pass along to students.

Carrie served in the US Marine Corps and is currently also a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse.  Carrie began her martial arts training in the Marine Corps in the Marine Corps Martial Art Program, which is comprised mostly of Krav Maga, Hapkido, and Muay Thai.  Carrie's work in the behavioral health field gives her front line training and practical experience in deescalation, physical attack cues, stress management, and daily use of her self defense training.  Carrie has also studied and has experience with topics such as autism, adhd, odd, social anxiety disorder and childhood concerns that parents may be needing assistance with.  Carrie is very passionate about teaching self defense to everyone and helping people rise to their potential.

Celine Ducote

Celine began training at Core when she was 10 years old.  She achieved her junior black belt and moved on to the adult classes where she has achieved her 1st Dan black belt in Hapkido and brown belt in Krav Maga.  Celine also trains Muay Thai and is always eager to learn anything that will benefit her own self defense knowledge and adding to what she can pass on to our students.  Celine has a great ability to instruct younger students as well as adults.  Celine is also a high level competitor in multiple forms of archery.  We are thrilled to have Celine at Core until she attends college, which will be a sad day, but we are excited to see what she accomplishes in the future!

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