Instructor/ School Owner: Sensei Matt Minter

Sensei Minter has been training for 30+ years in Karate.  He is a Go-Dan (5th degree Black Belt) in Shorin-Ryu Karate and a Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has been teaching martial arts for over 20 years!  

Sensei Minter has a college background in health and fitness.  He acquired a B.S. in Athletic Training from Georgia College and State University and a M.S. in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University.   

Sensei Minter is a certified Coach of the America Kettlebell Club and International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation as well as a TRX Group Instructor.

Sensei Matt Minter at Locust Grove Karate


Instructor: Sempai Dustie Ligeikis 

      Dustie is a Ni-Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) who started training in Matsubayashi-Ryu karate in early 2009 after watching her then 9 year old daughter participate in class for a few months. 

   She says, "I was a total disaster on the mat my first few classes but fell in love with the art. I worked hard & eventually worked my way to earning my first degree black belt."

      Dustie has been instructing for 3 & 1/2 years and states, "besides being a mom it's my favorite thing to do. I am beyond blessed to be able to be a part of the Locust Grove Karate dojo & grateful for all the time my family and I get to spend there."


 Locust Grove Karate, Inc. 

91 Pine Grove Road, Locust Grove, GA 30248 | 678-561-4099