About Our Team Values
Our values are in the family. Phoenix Martial Arts provides a unique community unlike any other. We truly believe that when you are a part of the dojo you are a part of our family. We care about you as an individual and want to see you succeed both inside and outside of the dojo.
"A rising tide lifts all boats."
By goal setting, challenging and encouraging each other to have an "I CAN" attitude not only benefits ourselves but the community we are surrounded by. Together we can achieve anything!
Sensei Kris and Faith Munger are a husband/wife team who own and operate Phoenix Martial Arts and Fitness. Both are certified Black Belts with a combined 35 years of experience teaching the martial arts. Growing up in the martial arts, both had the opportunity to see what the "martial arts lifestyle" was and how it can make a huge positive influence in so many lives. Developing a deep passion for the martial arts and fitness, it became their dream individually and now as a family to share their experience and knowledge with others. In opening Phoenix Martial Arts & Fitness they wanted to focus on that martial arts lifestyle that they love so they have a large focus on keeping the dojo a safe, family friendly, non judgemental place where anyone can come in to improve their health, fitness and martial arts skills.
Sensei Kris Munger
Sensei Kris Munger is a 5th Degree Black Belt through Impact Martial Arts. He has been training in the martial arts for almost 30 years and has been teaching the martial arts for 21 years. He is Hyper Pro Certified, Fight Coach, is a brown belt in brazilian jiu jitsu, was victorious in a Muay Thai fight and currently trains in: Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Hyper, Kickboxing, Karate and Tae Kwon Do. He has helped hundreds of students achieve their black belts and beyond. He has also completed the Anthony Robbins Fire Walk in 2005.
Mrs. Faith Munger
Mrs. Faith Munger is a 4th Degree Black Belt through Impact Martial Arts. She has been training in the martial arts for 24 years and has been teaching martial arts for 19 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a Sports and Exercise Fitness concentration. She is currently training in: Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Karate and Tae Known Do. She has assisted hundreds of students in achieving their martial arts ranks. She is a certified trainer and has experience in personal training. Sensei Kris & Faith Munger have a 8 year old son, Landon and a 5 year old son, Luke that you may see around the dojo!
Meet Our Team
Ms. Megan Maestri
Megan Maestri is a 2nd degree Black Belt through Phoenix Martial Arts and has been training in the martial arts since 2016. She has also been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu since 2018 and has achieved the rank of blue belt. She has a bachelor's degree in Wellness Management with a minor in nutrition and is a NASM certified personal trainer. She loves helping others achieve their fitness goals in order to become the best version of themselves.
Mr. Brandon Slater
Brandon Slater is a 2nd degree Black Belt through Phoenix Martial Arts and has been training in the martial arts for 8 years. Brandon was one of the first original students of the dojo and is currently training for his 3rd degree Black Belt. Brandon's passion for the martial arts shows on the floor working with all ages. He has been an active participant in the dojo's programs as well as community events. Completing multiple S.T.O.R.M. programs, Brandon is an influential leader to the team.
Ms. Ellie Zemotel
Assistant Instructor/Front Desk Associate
Ellie Zemotel is a 2nd degree Black Belt through Phoenix Martial Arts and has been training in the martial arts for 7 years. Ellie may often be the first welcoming smile you'll see when entering the dojo. She is currently training for her 3rd degree Black Belt. Completing multiple S.T.O.R.M. programs, Ellie is an influential leader to the team.