Modern Ninjutsu was founded by Will Maier. Will Maier has been active in the martial arts for over 35 years. He trained under 34th generation Grandmaster Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, of Noda city, Japan, in Ninjutsu(Budo Taijutsu). Maier also has various degrees of black belt in Jujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, and Hapkido, and has studied several Chinese and Filipino martial arts. In 1998 he was awarded 10th degree Black Belt in traditional Ninjutsu(Budo Taijutsu) under 34th generation Grandmaster Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, of Noda city, Japan, and he was personally given the warrior name “Morning Dragon” by his mentor. He has since developed his own approach to the 900 year old lagacy, which he calls Modern Ninjutsu. Its emphasis is on practical self defense in the 21st century.
Joy has a Bachelors Degree in Music Ministry from Southwestern College (now ACU). She has taught piano/flute/clarinet since 1998, and continues to do so right in Fatcat Studio every Tuesday and Friday. Joy enjoys teaching all ages!
Joy also performs not only piano, flute, and clarinet, but has training in voice and folk harp.
Drew Mitchell has been a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer since 2010. He has an extensive background in partner dancing in Ballroom, Latin, Country Western, and of course West Coast Swing. In 2015 Drew decided to shift his main focus to West Coast Swing in his pursuit of becoming a champion. Drew strives to be a leader and role model in the local, and dance community as a whole.
Yoshi started teaching at Fatcat in the Winter of 2017. She has taught at multiple dance studios and helped create several children’s’ dance programs. As a young child, Yoshi was immersed in the rich cultures of dance and music. She began studying ballet at age four and fell absolutely head over heels for dance in general. Not only does Yoshi have a strong passion for dancing, but also for teaching and inspiring others to cultivate their own passion. One of her biggest dreams is to be able to positively influence people of all ages by introducing them to the world of dance. Yoshi is ecstatic to share her love of dancing with you!
Enroll your child in our KiddyCat Program to teach them the fundamentals of ballet, complex and fun rhythm patterns in tap, and partnership dancing in Ballroom/Latin/Swing class. Enroll for an entire month to get discounted registration!
Ballroom, Latin, Swing:
Attire for all classes is flexible. Appropriate shoes for each class are strongly encouraged.