About Us


What We Do...

The AMAA provides the following services to the adaptive martial arts community:

  • An online directory of martial arts schools offering adaptive martial arts training
  • Adaptive program support, guidance and assistance growing a student base for instructors
  • Opportunity and support for students to engage in the therapeutic benefits that martial arts training can provide
  • Tuition assistance for qualifying students
  • Annual college scholarships to a local high school graduate pursuing higher education serving persons with disabilities
  • Other multimedia elements such as: Articles and Stories, Videos, Training Tips, Vlogs and a Podcast

How We Do It...

Our organization remains sustainable as a result of the following:

  • Volunteers
  • Fundraising Campaigns
  • Grants
  • Donations
  • Annual Memberships
  • Sponsorships
  • Charitable Giving Platforms

Meet Our Team

The Adaptive Martial Arts Association is made up of volunteers from around the nation committed to the fight for opportunity and inclusion of those with disabilities in our society.

Board of Directors


Jason P. Davis


Jason began his martial arts studies in Vermont at Rising Sun Martial Arts in 2010, he since has moved on and currently studying Tracy's Kenpo under the instruction of "Sandan" Darrell Mattingly, with the use of virtual technologies. Davis is a broadcast veteran, with over 20 years experience in the industry. He's has used the skills learned from his career in broadcasting to create and grow the AMAA. He enjoys finding new ways to blend both of these passions together. Jason also serves his town as Emergency Management Director and is a member of this local Fire Department.

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F. Darrell Mattingly Jr.

Vice President

"Darrell" is a web designer and developer with ILSSA and NSCS at the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute.  Prior to his work at HDI, Darrell was a server administrator and webmaster for the several projects in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.  He has had considerable experience related to assistive technology given that he has cerebral palsy. He has experience working as a teaching assistant and a research assistant for The University of Kentucky. In his free time, he serves on both statewide and local councils to advance the disability community locally and state wide.  He is also pursuing his passion of the martial arts, obtaining the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black) in Tracy’s Kenpo Karate in 2019. Darrell received two Bachelor’s Degrees in 1995 from The University of Kentucky—Computer Science and Mathematical Science with a minor in statistics.


Perry Howard


Perry is a student at Castleton University in Vermont where he is majoring in Business Management and Pre-Law. Perry is a member of the Adaptive Martial Arts Association and former martial arts student. He has served as a youth volunteer with the organization since it was founded in 2011. As result of his academic interest, Perry decided to take on an even greater challenge by joining the Board of Directors in 2018. Along with his duties as Secretary, he is still very active on many other AMAA boards and Committees.


Terri Davis


Terri the sister of our Founder, being raised with a brother with Cerebral Palsy she has a great understanding of the importance of providing inclusion and opportunity for those with disabilities. Her vast knowledge of banking and finance makes her the perfect person for this position. Terri has been a key player in our organization’s success since it began.

General Board & Committee Members

Darrell Mattingly
Patty Thomas
Todd Egan
Dylan Pinkham
Lindsey Adelstein
Georgie Meeks
Jason McNolty
Melinda Piper
Justin Rankin
Mike Andrus
Johnny Bakane
Linda Hanson
Brett Wolf
Devin Fernandez
Gary Gione
Kenn Perry

Mike Andrus
Mike Braitsch
Geoffrey Spohn
Scott Provost
Brain Finch
Jeanine Manovill
Susan Vansteemburg
Cathy Louttit
Melinda Piper
Peg Flory
Jack Welch
Robb Spensley
Walt Lentini
Dave Larson
Tim Marceau
Tammy Foley

Jay Rios
Leigh Miles
Lucinda Chandler Buck
Justin Rankin
Chuck Davis
Terry Wilson
Lisa King
Katie Davis
Tom Hooker
Tiffany Larson
Randy Adams
Sandi Davis
Paula McCann