LINCOLN MARTIAL ARTS CENTER

1811 N Street, Lincoln, NE  68508

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INSTRUCTORS

Brad Siebler

Head Instructor - Karate

Siebler Sensei is one of the owners of Lincoln Martial Arts Center and the head Karate instructor.  Siebler Sensei has been training and teaching Okinawan Goju Ryu since 1977.  Siebler Sensei also holds Dan rank in Judo.

David Beggs

Head Instructor - Judo

Sensei Beggs is one of the owners of Lincoln Martial Arts Center and has been involved in Judo continuously since his first class in 1976. His primary teacher during that time was Shihan John Roseberry. However, he was also a student of Sensei Paul Owen and Roger Cappan. Sensei Beggs competed in Judo from 1976 to 1988. He was made head Judo Instructor under Shihan Roseberry in 1991 and taught classes regularly since then. In his career he also taught at two YMCAs, headed the UNL Judo Club and assisted with UNL Judo classes. Sensei Beggs is a certified Judo Coach under USA Judo and also a certified referee under USA Judo.
In his personal life, Sensei Beggs served on the Lincoln Police Department from 1969 to 2015, retiring at the rank of Captain. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Brian Gorman

Head Instructor - Kobudo
Instructor - Karate

Gorman Sensei is one of the owners of Lincoln Martial Arts Center.  Gorman Sensei has been training continuously in Karate since 1980 and in Matayoshi Kobudo since 1993.  Gorman Sensei competed locally and regionally from 1982 to 1997 and has directed the Cornhusker State Games Karate Tournament since 2010.

Joe Ethridge

Instructor - Youth Karate

Ethridge Sensei has been training Okinawan Goju Ryu since 2005 and has been in charge of the youth karate program since 2010.  Ethridge Sensei also holds rank in Judo and Daitoryu Aikijujitsu.

Scott Spaulding

Instructor - Aikido

Spaulding Sensei started training in 1975 in aikido, judo, and jujitsu, classes.  He also studied wing chun, kendo and tai chi for a few years. Spaulding Sensei trained primarily at the Berkeley Aikido and Cahill Martial arts  Center. While in the Air Force he attended classes when he could wherever he was stationed or visiting.  Additionally his uncle was head instructor of a dojo in Honokaa Hawaii where he spent his summers and would attend classes.

Ken Haddix

Instructor - Jiu Jitsu

Haddix Sensei has been training at the Lincoln Martial Arts Center since 2003.  Haddix Sensei holds Dan rank in Judo and Karate and has competed locally in karate, judo, and mixed martial arts tournaments.

Ed Vierk

Instructor - Iaido

Vierk’s introduction to martial training was via a season of Western Boxing with his small hometown club as a youth. He and his teammates trained in a rustic, makeshift gym and competed in boxing “smokers” versus teams in other central Nebraska communities. In 1990, Vierk resumed his martial studies in earnest, through the Asian Martial Arts, when he joined Sho Rei Shobu kan as a Goju Ryu Karate student under Roseberry, Shihan. Vierk has continued and expanded his training over the years and holds dan rankings in the Okinawan arts of Goju Ryu Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo, as well as the Japanese mainland arts of Kendo and Iaido through the All United States Kendo Federation.