Sensei Daniel Cavaliere

Sensei Daniel Cavaliere is the chief instructor in San Luis Obispo’s United States Academy of Martial Arts and has been training in martial arts since 1986.

Sensei Daniel Cavaliere is a talented instructor who makes learning fun as well as challenging. Students will leave each class with a greater understanding of martial arts while at the same time looking forward to coming back for another fun, dynamic class.


Sensei Leslie Galicia 

Sensei Leslie Galicia is the lead instructor for the Pee Wee classes and the youth Fundamentals classes.  Her classes are packed full of important details and are fun and engaging.  She is also the lead instructor for private lessons.


Sensei Sammy Cavaliere 

Sensei Sammy is the oldest son of the US Academy of Martial Arts founder. He has grown up at the dojo and teaches youth classes.






Registered Black Belts

Sandan (3rd Degree)

  • Drew Fischer
  • John Adema
  • Aravinth Ruppa

Nidan (2nd Degree)

  • Karl Linsteadt
  • Mick Frost
  • Kiara Ambrose (Jr.)
  • Jaden Taylor (Jr.)
  • Taya Ambrose

Shodan (1st Degree)

  • Mike McKibben
  • Hank Adema
  • Jonny Hayes (Jr.)
  • Jarrod Hayes (Jr.)
  • Branden Dolezal (Jr.)
  • Jack Kaiser (Jr)
  • Chase Doyle (Jr.)
  • Sophie Adema
  • Nic Peterson
  • Nicholas Purcell (Jr.)
  • Helen Ringley (Jr.)
  • Gus Ringley (Jr.)
  • Wes Morgan
  • Aidan Kaiser
  • Mia Clifford (Jr.)
  • Leslie Galicia
  • Christopher Dahl
  • Samuel Cavaliere (Jr.)
  • Erick Hjortsvang
  • Nate Kovesdi
  • Calvin Trapp (Jr.)
  • Ethan Green (Jr.)
  • William Cavaliere (Jr.)
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