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Tom Westcott

Chief Instructor: Kali, Krav Maga

Tom has trained in Martial Arts for over 44 years and earned 4 black betls.  He’s a Kali Instructor under Mataas Na Guro Jason Davis, was a personal student of Tuhon Apolo Ladra and specializes in knife and empty hand combat. With 31 years of experience teaching Martial Arts, Tom has trained in multiple styles including Taekwondo, Krav Maga, Kali, Aikido, Wing Chun and Shotokan.

Tom is a certified Firearms Instructor and teaches Active Shooter Defense, Everyday Carry, Home Invasion Defense and is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Center for Professional and Executive Development in the Graduate School of Business, teaching Risk Management, Consulting and Project Management.

Tom is the Head Instructor of Tactical Martial Arts in Richmond Hill, GA and has taught students in Canada, England, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, India, China, the Philippines, Japan and all across the United States.  


Tom, a happily married husband and father of 5, has successfully launched 11 businesses while finding time to enjoy playing guitar, painting and spending time with family. 

John Connor

Head Instructor: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

John has 42 years of Martial Arts experience and is TMA’s Head Instructor for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. 


John is a student of and received his Brown Belt from 5x World Champion Leo Noguiera under Alliance. John has trained under Gavin Schmidt and is proud of both his Carlson Gracie Sr. and now Jacare Cavalcanti (Alliance Jiu-Jitsu) lineage.


In addition to his 14 years of training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, John has extensive training in Judo, Freestyle Wrestling, Boxing and Shorinji Kempo.


With 9 years of coaching competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, John enjoys spending time with his family and is a proud father of two. 

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Patrick Morgan

Head Instructor: Taekwondo

Mr. Morgan has been training in Taekwondo for 27 years under Master Jim Richard. He is a 4th degree Black Belt and Nationally Certified Instructor and has completed certification classes in Taekwondo Curriculum. He is a Nationally Certified Level 3 Tournament Judge and CPR and First Aid Certified.


Previously, he was the Head Instructor for Master’s Richard’s school in Savannah.  Mr. Morgan has been head Taekwondo instructor in Richmond Hill since 2007, providing professional and quality instruction and inspiring Tactical Martial Arts students to reach their highest potential.  

Paul Hanson Jr.

Instructor: Krav Level 1

Mr. Hanson has 10 years of martial arts experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Krav Maga.  In addition to being a certified instructor in Krav Maga, Mr. Hanson is also a certified instructor in the SPEAR System under Tony Blauer.  Mr. Hanson's expertise is in reality based self defense.  

Mr. Hanson served in the US Army as Chief Warrant Officer 3 and after 20+ years of service is now retired and a proud father of three children.  

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