Our Staff

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of Progressive Tactics's instructors and other staff members, starting with Bill Barker:

Bill Barker  (6th dan) 
Owner/director.
Info can be found here:
Master Barker

Nicole Knott  (4th dan/ master) 
Mrs. Knott holds a bachelor of arts as a teacher specializing in special needs students during the day. She has been training since 2001.

Mrs. Knott holds the rank of 4th degree black belt (master title) in Tang Soo Do and 1st degree black belt (guro title) in Modern Arnis.

David Knott  (3rd dan/ Kyosa) 
Mr. Knott has been training for nearly 20 years with us, and has been an instructor for over 10 of those years.
He has earned his 3rd degree black belt in karate and is our youth karate instructor. 

Theresa Terlecki (2nd dan/ Dayang dalawa) 
Guro Theresa has been training for over 15 years in our Filipino martial arts program. She trains at both locations and was the primary teacher at our Garden City location (inside Guardian Martial Arts on Ford Road).
Guro started with PTMA 2/2/2005

For more information about the Progressive Tactics staff or training programs, please contact us at 313-520-2057 or by clicking here.