The academy's Director and Chief Instructor has trained in the martial arts for 36 years. He is a rokudan (sixth degree black belt) in Uechi-Ryu Karate and a nidan (second degree black belt) in Nihon Jujutsu.
Sensei MacPhail has trained with master instructors from this country and around the world and is a former member of the Uechi Ryu Karate Association Hong Kong.
Sensei Martin began his martial arts education in 1978. He has trained with Sensei MacPhail since 1988 and joined MacPhail Academy in 2000. He is a godan (fifth degree black belt) in Uechi-Ryu Karate and a shodan (first degree black belt) in Nihon Jujutsu.
Mr. Martin works as software developer. His three children are students at MacPhail Academy.