Mr. Jon Crow, Co-Founder
Mr. Crow is a proud veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Crow used the core values that were instilled in him to create the foundation of Affinity Martial Arts. Mr. Crow has trained for well over 20 years in varied martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Kyokushin Kai, karate, kickboxing and Brazilian Jujitsu. Mr. Crow received his Black Belt from Master Mike Rifkin. Mr. Crow holds a Level 1 Boxing Certification from USA BOXING and is a New Jersey Police Training Commission Certified Instructor. Mr. Crow is a Corporal with the Ocean County Department of Corrections. Mr. Crow also holds an Associate ofScience General Studies Degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Ocean County College. When he’s not working you can find him spending quality time with his children, family and friends.
Tara Quigley, RYT
As a nurse, Tara truly understands the importance of keeping the body moving. She was always very active and enjoyed working out. She tried yoga in her early 20’s but didn’t care for it at that time. Years later when she was training in muay thai kickboxing, she was mandated to take a weekly yoga class. Begrudgingly, she did what she was told and that’s when she realized yoga was not as bad as she thought. Even her daughter started going to class. “It wasn’t long before I realized that yoga was making me stronger and more flexible. But most importantly I was having fun, learning about myself, and spending quality time with my daughter. Yoga has truly made me a better person and a better parent.” Tara took the leap in 2014 to take part in a yoga teacher training program and earned her 200 hour certification. She had been teaching men, women, and children of all shapes and sizes ever since.
Sensei Craig Johnson
Sensei Craig Johnson has been in the martial arts for 25 years. Starting at the age 15, he has been able to study Wing Chung and several style of Karate. In 1991, Sensei Craig returned to Aikido training at Long Beach Island Aikikai under Sensei Chet Griffin and Jean Michel Hovan, and began teaching for LBI Aikikai around 1995. Around 2000, Sensei Craig began running Aikido classes at various local dojos including a couple years at Ocean County College. Sensei Craig holds a B.S. in Computer Science and has been employed as a Software Engineer since 1988. He currently holds rank and is a member with the United States Aikido Federation.
Guro Ryan Cordero
BORN: MAY 9,1979 in DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUND: Holds a Black belt/Guro in MK-LIGHTNING ARNIS Arnis System & 3rd Degree Black Belt in ITF TAEKWON-DO ACHIEVEMENTS: 1.MOO DUK KWAN TANG SOO DO-REDBELT 1997-2001. Competition Records: 2000-Gold (MDK regionals) and 2001- Gold (MDK regionals) 2.MMA practitioner- 2006- 2010. (JDD MMA Team). Competition Records: Grappling, 2008-Bronze (Paolo Duterte Grappling Challenge), 2008- Bronze (1st Southern Philippines BJJ open), 2009- Silver (BJJ open), MMA- 2009- Winner (Reborn MMA) and 2010-Winner (Blood Compact MMA). 3.ITF TAEKWON-DO - 3RD DAN BLACK BELT. HEAD INSTRUCTOR/FOUNDER of ITF DAVAO. 2010- Present. Competition Records: 2010- Gold (ITF Philippines Nationals) and 2014-Gold (ITF Philippines Nationals). 4.MANDIRIGMANG KALIRADMAN (KALI ARNIS ESKRIMA). BLACK BELT. GURO/INSTRUCTOR. Competition Records: 2014- Champion (Emerald Championship) and 2016- Bronze (1st Singapore Stick Fighting Challenge). 6.PENCAK SILAT- INSTRUCTOR 2016. HEAD COACH- Davao City,Philippines Pencak Silat Team. Awarded by the Former Davao City Mayor & Current President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte @ The Athletes Award Night in 2015 for representing Davao City & winning a Gold Medal in the Black Belt Division on the ITF Taekwon-Do Philippines National Competition in 2014
At the heart of Affinity we are all about family and having the opportunity to train with these guys and gals day in and day out is truly something special.
About Affinity Martial Arts
We have transformed hundreds of students’ lives by empowering them with the tools to succeed, regardless of gender, age or athletic ability. We develop and nurture a lifestyle in our students that brings about a positive change for the rest of their lives.
At Affinity Martial Arts, we offer a variety of programs designed to help each student achieve their goals. Our curriculums have been developed with self-defense, fitness, and guidelines for amateur and professional fighters.
Each of our classes is taught in an age-appropriate manner with a curriculum custom-designed to meet the needs and various learning styles of each group.
So whether you are looking for a program that will help your child improve his or her focus in school, hoping to find an interesting and enjoyable alternative to the gym, or you are on the front lines of community service, military or law enforcement community, we have a program for you.
Come into our Veteran Owned Business and talk to our instructors. See what make Affinity Martial Arts the smart choice for you and your family.
Our Student Creed
Affinity Martial Arts is built on six key traits that define us as martial artists and people. They are Loyalty, Respect, Self Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.
LOYALTY: By wearing an Affinity Martial Arts uniform you are expressing your loyalty to the academy, fellow students and instructors.
RESPECT: Treat others with the same dignity and respect you deserve while appreciating the best in other people.
HONOR: Carrying out, acting, and living the values of respect, loyalty, selfless service, integrity and personal courage in everything you do.
SELF SERVICE: The ability to put others needs before your own. By showing selfness one understands they will not be rewarded physically, but spiritually.
INTEGRITY: Do what’s right legally and morally to help your fellow man and woman.
PERSONAL COURAGE: Ability to face your own personal fear, adversity to better yourself.