ABOUT OUR DOJO, YOGA & ART STUDIO
Baltimore Institute of Martial Arts is dedicated to the study of martial arts and the promotion of the fine arts through a variety of diverse programs. Programs include training in traditional disciplines as well as competitive and modern combatives. BIOMA has developed an online curriculum which will be offered through the website allowing martial artist of every stripe to participate and have access to classes and seminars, and supplement their own art or training experience.
BIOMA also offers youth programs after school that will reinforce STEAM concepts, teach anti-bullying strategies, promote fitness and self-defense skills.
BIOMA also recognizes the relationship between martial arts and fine art, and its role in the cultivation of expression, character, and spirit. This relationship has remained strong throughout history in many cultures. To this end classes and performance in art, dance, and music will be offered.
BIOMA offeres the finest instruction with dedicated, experienced, and professional staff.
Baltimore Institute of Martial Arts (BIOMA) is dedicated to the study and practice of martial arts and the cultivating of fine arts through innovated training and education programs that enhance the community and support personal development for children and adults.
MEET OUR STAFF
Owner & Senior Instructor
Ebon Phoenix has studied martial arts for 40 years. He has rank in aikido, jujitsu, iaido, and karate and participated in various striking and grappling competitions over the years. As senior instructor he oversees all martial instruction, teaches classes, and gives demonstrations and seminars. He is also a ceritfied teacher of 30 years and a professional musician.
Owner, Yoga & Art Instructor
Niela Magwood-Phoenix heads up visual art and yoga instruction for BIOMA. She holds a Master in Business Management, Yoga 500 RYT and oversees BIOMA operations. She has over 20 plus years of business experience, is a visual artist and a professional musician.
Jesse Williamson has studied martial arts for 30 years. He has rank in aikido, jujitsu, iaido, and karate. As a senior instructor he teaches classes and gives demonstrations. He is also a ceritified teacher of 30 years and a professional musician.
Eric Atkinson has studied martial arts for over 30 years. He is a combat veteran, and was a competitive boxer while in the Marines. He has rank in aikido, jujitsu, escrido and studies BJJ. Eric teaches aikido and escrido and gives demonstrations and seminars.
Emery Kim has studied Aikido over 40 years. He is ranked 3rd Dan in Aikido. He has studied across the world with many great sensei, Shinichi Suzuki to name one. Emery also focuses on Ki training and its application in daily life.