Master Chuck Lovelace Sr. IV Dan
Master Chuck Lovelace founded Warriors Academy in 2007 starting in January in the basement of his Reserve Center teaching Soldiers children. a few months later he was asked to start a program in the basement of his Church and so with the help of his Wife Jennifer as a program director, and his best friend Mr Bill Booth as his Assistant Instructor who at the time was a Brown Belt in Yamashita Shorin Ryu Karate. We taught our first class September 11th 2007, fast forward through deployments, 2 commercial locations, 28 Black Belts and countless students and in July 2018 Master Lovelace turned over the reins of Warriors Academy to Mr. Booth with his full blessing and love.
Master Lovelace is a retired Army Veteran after having served for 18 years. His wife and two sons are all Black Belts and Instructors . His Martial Arts training began at a young age with his father teaching him self-defense based off of his own martial arts training in Shotokan-ryu. To date, Master Lovelace currently has a 4th Degree Black Belt under Grand Master Guy Lee Fields, a Cho Dan Bo (Provisional Black Belt) in Bahk-Do-Kwan Tae Kwon-Do, a Brown Belt in Sport Karate, and was a Combative hand to hand Instructor for his
Master Lovelace is a two time inductee into the United States Kido Federation Hall of Fame 2015 as the Outstanding Instructor of the Year and 2018 for Outstanding Contributions to the Martial Arts. The acceptance and support of Grand Master Helaney IX Dan, Master McDaniel VI Dan, Master Mbow V Dan, and Master Frymire IV Dan has been a blessing to not only Master Lovelace but to Warriors Academy as a whole. He has competed and coached Martial Artists in dozens of tournaments around the Midwest encouraging his students to give it their all but more importantly to HAVE FUN in competition!
His favorite part about teaching is watching children grow and mature with the Martial Arts. His favorite classes are Self Defense, Forms, and Chanbara.
Mrs. Jennifer Lovelace II DAN
Mrs. Jennifer Lovelace spent 11 years as the program director and background controller for Warriors Academy. With the help of Mr Booth and Mr Schutz she kept Warriors running smoothly for the several years where Master Lovelace was gone for the Army. Mrs. Lovelace is a Second Degree Black Belt and Senior Instructor at