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Instructors

Head Instructor Josh Waltzing

Head Instructor and co-owner of Enriching Confidence, LLC, which is the parent organization of:

  • Alexandria Martial Arts & Movement
  • Empower Boxing Alexandria
  • Homeschool Martial Arts
  • Motion Parkour Alexandria
  • Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy
  • Empower Boxing Sauk Centre
  • Little Tigers Preschool Martial Arts

Josh has been teaching in the West Central Minnesota area for nearly 20 years. Not only is he a professional educator with a bachelor’s degree in teaching but also the only full-time martial arts instructor in the Lakes Area. Where many instructors teach part-time and must juggle their other work and job obligations, Josh focuses his full energy and attention on his students and giving them the best experience possible.

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Professional Martial Arts Career Timeline

1998
  • Began Taekwondo
2001
  • Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
2002
  • February: Took over Melrose Taekwondo school
2003
  • February: Began training in Judo
  • June: Promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • September: Began Sauk Centre Taekwondo Academy
  • September: Joined Martial Arts Teacher’s Association
2006
  • July: Promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
2008
  • September: Closed Melrose Taekwondo to start teaching Taekwondo in Alexandria
  • December: Graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in education
2012
  • September: Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
2013
  • May: Began Empower Boxing Alexandria as the first professional boxing and kickboxing program in the Alexandria Lakes Area
  • October: Began Homeschool Martial Arts program
2015
  • February: Began Empower Boxing Sauk Centre
  • September: Began training in Haidong Gumdo
  • July: Level 1 USA Taekwondo Certified Coach
  • July: Coach to USA Taekwondo National Sparring Champion
2016
  • June: Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • July: Coached a team at USA Taekwondo National Championships
2017
  • August: Helped form Forever Reaching to Eliminate Exploitation in Alexandria
  • December: Opened Alexandria Martial Arts & Movement as a home for not only an evening martial arts program but also Homeschool Martial Arts and Empower Boxing
2018
  • June: Alexandria’s only professional martial arts all-day summer camp.
  • July: Coached in USAT National Championships
  • September: Brought the first Parkour program to Alexandria and surrounding communities
2019
  • February: USAT Minnesota State Senior Division Gold Medal Forms
  • April: Motion Parkour Level 1 Instructor Certification
  • May: Voice of Alexandria Voices that Care Nominee
  • July: Coach to 2 – USA Taekwondo National Sparring Champions
  • October: Began Competitive Edge Mastery of Positive Thinking personal development program
2020
  • January: Named the 2019 Martial Arts Teacher’s Association Instructor of the Year

Instructor Mr. Anthony Larson

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor
  • Motion Parkour Instructor
  • Chief Trickster
  • 2x Diamond Nationals Creative Forms and Weapons forms Grand Champion.

 

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Black Belts and Assistant Instructors

2nd Degree Black Belts

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Ms. Emily Marthaler

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Ms. Abby Kangas

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Mr. Mitchel Floding

1st Degree Black Belts

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Mr. Thomas Blair

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Mr. Parker Blair

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Mr. Philip Simonson

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Mr. James Simonson

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Ms. Alisah Floding

Junior Black Belts

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Mr. Jackson

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Mr. Blake

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Mr. Gage

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Mr. Tallon

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Mr. Nick

Empower Boxing Instructors

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Dani Waltzing

Co-Owner – Enriching Confidence, LLC
Head Instructor – Empower Boxing

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Kayla Flynn

Instructor - Empower Boxing
Program Director - Enriching Confidence
Personal Trainer

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Kristy Brackett

Instructor – Empower Boxing

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Rachael Sinning

Instructor - Empower Boxing
Instructor - Yoga