Trainer Bios

Our primary goal is to empower our students, regardless of what thier training goals are, and to strengthen the mind, body and spirit through the practicing of Martial Arts. We hope to provide each and ever one of our students with the fundamentals and tools to improve their self-confidence, health, and fitness.

Our commitment to our students continues throughout your visits to the facility and long after as our top quality instrution and training for all students (of all ages) is what sets us apart. All are welcome here. Children and women will find a safe and supportive environment wherein they may find their needs properly addressed and appropriate instruction that will enhance their comfort level both here in the facility and outside. Our students are our family at TMAAF and that's why our business carries our family name.

  • Master Lynda Thornton – Owner

    Instructors

    Master Lynda Thornton has been teaching martial arts in various school and programs throughout the state since 1996....

  • Kru Ed Thornton – Owner

    Instructors

    Kru Ed Thornton is Connecticut's official representative of Sityodtong Muay Thai respected worldwide....

  • Joe Rivera – Instructor

    Instructors

    Joe trains and instructs students in the Muay Thai / MMA....

  • Paul Lee Banasiak – Instructor

    Instructors

    Joe trains and instructs students in the Muay Thai / MMA....

  • Jeremy Scott – Instructor

    Instructors

    Jeremy instructs students in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He teaches students basic and advanced positions, takedowns, transitions between those positions and submission techniques....