Grand Master Dennis Tosten

10th Degree Black Belt
Grand Master Advanced Black Belts in Kenpo, Arnis, Shotokan,
Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Ju Jitsu, Kung Fu, Bando

With over 40 years of professional training and teaching experience, numerous awards and membership to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Grand Master Tosten is widely regarded as one of the leading instructors in America. Master Dennis Tosten has devised teaching methods for TODAY’S students.

From his vast experience teaching and training thousands of children and adults, the AmeriKick system is just right for today’s hectic world – Fast – Fun – Safe – & Easy to Learn.





Sharon Tosten


9th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Sharon Tosten holds a master level 8th degree black belt in Kenpo karate as well as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Wushu and certifications in Judo, JuJitsu, Shotokan, and Arnis. Sharon is an International competitor. In addition to her Karate competition and instruction, Sharon is a graduate of the Orlando Stunt Company and a member of the Screen and Actor Guild. In her spare time, Sharon has worked on several feature films and has produced and directed two independent films. Sharon is also an awarded winning author having published three books in the fictional series Troy’s Amazing Universe.



Mark Russo


6th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and 3rd degree in Filippino Arnis
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, Wushu Black Sash, Modern Arnis
Mark Russo holds a master level 6th degree black belt in Kenpo karate along with black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do, Wushu and certifications in Modern Arnis, Jujitsu. Mark also competed on the NASKA and NBL circuits and winning numerous national titles and 5 NBL (National Blackbelt League) world titles in forms and weapons. In addition to instructing, Mark was the coach of Team Smash International, a team comprised of numerous karate champions which was the Team of the Year in 1999 and 2000. Mark is a member of the Screen and Actor Guild and has worked as a stunt man and actor on several feature films. He is the current coach of Team IDC, a former member of the board of directors for the World Wide Kenpo Karate Association and promotes the Amerikick International Karate Championships.



Bob Leiker


9th Degree Black Belt


Bob Leiker has been teaching and training in the martial arts styles of Tae Kwon Do, Ju-Jit-Su, Karate-Do, Go Ju Ryu & American Kick Boxing for over forty years. Mr. Leiker holds Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Guidance Counseling from Fort Hays State


University and was the former Director of Probation & Parole Services for seventeen counties in Kansas . He was honored with a Governor’s Appointment to the Kansas Sentencing Commission and recognized for his martial arts contributions by the Kansas House of Representatives. Mr. Leiker has coached and trained professional athletes in the NFL for a number of years with the Kansas City Chiefs and has lead an unprecedented number of individuals and teams to world champion status in the sport karate arena. He himself has garnered 6 world titles in forms and fighting.



Jill Leiker


7th Degree Black Belt


Jill Leiker is the Executive Director of the Alexandra Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E) Foundation that honors the memory of Ms. Kemp, young woman murdered at the hands of a predator in 2003. The foundation provides self defense programs to girls and women ages 12 years and older. Mrs. Leiker also serves as the Corporate and Community Wellness Manager for Johns County Park and Recreation District, a nationally accredited leader in recreation services. Mrs. Leiker holds degrees in Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies from Fort Hays State University and Friends University.



Michael Semeriglia


6th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
Member of the WKKA National Demonstration Team
Michael holds a master level 6th degree black belt in Kenpo karate, with prior training in Shotokan and Arnis. Michael is a member of the WKKA national demonstration team and captain of the AmeriKick demonstration team. He can be seen most often at the AmeriKick Haddon Heights studio, where he is the owner/operator. Mike studied Kenpo at the Cottman Avenue studio under the direction on Masters Dennis and Sharon Tosten. Mike is a member of the Amerikick Master’s Board, teaching, testing and certifying Amerikick Black Belts.



Michael Sautner


6th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
A 6th degree black belt in Kenpo karate and head instructor of the Willowgrove studio. Mike started his training over 25 ago at the famed Cottman location under Masters Dennis and Sharon Tosten. He was the head instructor of the Cottman studio before moving to Willowgrove. Mike also has extensive training in Shotokan karate and Fillipino Arnis. Mike is a member of the Amerikick Master’s Board, teaching, testing and certifying Amerikick Black Belts.



Matt Augustein


6th Degree Black Belt JKD, Escrima


Sensei Matt has trained with the best of the best instructors. He is a certified integrated submission wrestling instructor in addition to Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali under Larry Hartsell and Paul Vunak. He has trained extensively with Paul Vunak in the progressive knife fighting systems and Navy Seal Rapid Assault Tactics. He is also a cerfitified karate instructor under the Japanese Karate Association as well as a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Matt is also a certified fitness instructor with the Division of Sport Science LIU.



Justin Smith


5th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
Justin holds a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, a blue belt in Brazilian Jujitsu and is a former nationally ranked competitor having traveled on the NBL and NASKA circuits. He was a top ranked fighter in the junior and adult divisions. He was a member of Team Smash and Team IDC. He started karate at the age of 12 with Amerikick and is now the owner/operator of Amerikick Langhorne. Justin is a member of the Amerikick Master’s Board teaching, testing and certifying Amerikick Black Belts.



Chris Millares


4th Degree Black Belt


Chris is a multi-world champion in sparring, forms and weapons. He has traveled all over North America competing on the NBL and NASKA sport karate circuits. Chris has trained with top martial artists Joe Lewis, Joe Palanzo and Dr. Muang Gyi. Chris is a student of Drexel University pursuing a degree in Physcology. Chris currently serves as vice president of instructor training and heads the franchise development team.



Nick Perdunn



4th Degree Black Belt Nick spend most of his youth traveling the NBL circuit winning many world titles in sparring, forms and weapons. He is a veteran comptetitor and has trained many top Amerikick champions and demo teams. Nick has extensive training in kenpo karate, wushu, taekwondo and jujitsu. He is currently head instructor of Amerikick Delran and serves on the Master’s Board.


Jarrett Leiker


4th Degree Black Belt


Jarrett holds world champion titles in forms and weapons in the most pretigious tournament circuits; WKA, NASKA and NBL.  Jarrett is the captain of the Amerikick World Competition Team and head instructor of Amerikick Overland Park, Kansas.


Alex Davydov


4th Degree Black Belt



AmeriKick National and World Champion Black Belts



  • Christopher Millares – 8 world titles

  • Nick Perdunn – 6 world titles

  • Mark Russo – 5 world titles, 5 team titles

  • Alex Davydov – 4 world titles

  • Jarrett Leiker – 6 world titles

  • Ross Levine –

  • Kerryann McNulty – 5 world titles

  • Kevin Cannon – 4 world titles

  • Kevin Schlueter – 2 world titles

  • MaryKate Cochran – 2 world titles

  • Gianna Esposito – 1 world title

  • Andrew Ford – 1 world title

  • Dominick Soukhaphonh – 1 world title

  • Kerry Hallman – 6 National titles

  • Anthony DiFilippo – 3 National titles

  • Amanda Chen –

  • Brianna Shestack –

  • Kyle Shestack –

  • Alana Wegfahrt –