Master Anthony Lerma, Owner, Master Instructor, Founder of Karate A to Z and American Budo Kwan
Owner and Master instructor at America’s Best Karate of Danville. He has been teaching Martial Arts for nearly three decades , founder of American Budo Kwan, holds 7th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, 4th Dan in Hapkido and 1st Dan in Aikido. His formal education is in the field of Criminal Justice. Achieved an Honor Graduate status of the USAF Police Academy where he graduated first in his class. He started his Tae Kwon Do training in 1981 under Master Myong Mayes, now the highest ranking female Tae Kwon Do Master in the world.
Trained in the following Martial Arts: Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Aikido, WuShu, Kali, Okinawan Kobudo and Tai Chi.
His list of instructors include: Grand Master Myong Mayes, Master George Chung, Master Anthony Chan, Sensei Scott Berg, Grand Master Kambiz Moghaddam, Master Dan Amador, Sifu Yi Ting Lee.
He has appeared in demonstrations and public events including: San Francisco 49ers half time shows, San Jose Clash soccer games, San Francisco Spiders ice hockey games.
Some of his interests include: history, anthropology, ancient and modern world cultures, gardening, kayaking, travel and photography.
He believes his greatest contribution to the arts is teaching young people self respect and self accountability. His source of inspiration are his family and students.
Seta Lerma, Program Director, Tai Chi Instructor
Mrs. Lerma joined Mr. Lerma at America’s Best Karate in 2005 as the Program Director, overseeing the organization, planning and actively participating in the progress and development of the ABK community.
American Budo Kwan student since September of 2005, currently holding an Il Dan Black Belt. Mrs. Lerma started studying Tai Chi (Liu He Ba Fa Style) in 2005 under Mrs. Yi Ting Pei and was advanced to Tai Chi Instructor in 2017 when she started a formal class at America’s Best Karate.
Seta Lerma is involved in the arts and currently her focus is on abstract art (3 dimensional impermanent art, painting, photography and design, fiber arts). Her interests include art and history, languages, travel, holistic nutrition, gardening, self care and moving meditation.