Chosen Martial Arts Academy

About Your Instructors

Mr. Lester Hicks
Chief Instructor

Les HIcks is the chief instructor and co-owner of Chosen Martial Arts Academy. With 26 years of experience, Mr. Hicks is a uniquely skilled and talented teacher and martial artist. Holding rank in Tang Soo Do, Hap Ki do, and Tai chi, his insight into the training of martial arts for health, self improvement and personal self protection is second to none. 

An educator for more than 15 years, Les gave in to his passion and love for the martial arts and opened CMAA in 2008. The goal was to help people grow and become the best they can be. Self-discipline, self-respect and self-protection are the hallmarks of Mr. Hicks' classes. Fun, exciting and stretching are the characteristics of his classes.

In addition to self-improvement, Les is passionate about self-protection. Out of this drive to help people feel safe and enjoy life, Mr. Hicks has developed two unique programs in addition to the traditional martial arts training of CMAA. The first is the CMAA Anti-bullying program and the second is the F.L.A.G.: Fight Like a Girl, women's self-protection workshops.