Family Martial Arts Center  

is the proud First Place Karate School Winner of the Daily Commercial, Best of the Best 2018 Readers' Choice Award. The Daily Commercial's Readers' Choice Awards celebrate and recognize the best of the best - businesses, organizations and people, that deserve to be named the best! Family Martial Arts Center is honored that they were chosen by their community.

Meet Gary Wayne
Owner at Family Martial Arts Center in Mount Dora, FL
6th Dan / Master Instructor

Master Gary Wayne started his studies on January 3rd, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky with the World Tae Kwon Do Association. He tested for and received his 1st Dan Black Belt in April of 1975 by the age of 15. During that time he was the National WTA Junior TKD Sparring Champion from 1972-1975 winning at one point 48 matches in a row. 

In 1976 he joined the South Central Karate Federation and in just two years was that Associations Lightweight and Heavyweight Black Belt Sparring Champion, to this day the only Black Belt that ever accomplished that feat. 

In 1977 he joined the American Chung Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do Association and was certified as an instructor in 1981. In 1979 he was that Associations Black Belt Heavyweight Grand Champion and went on to train over 100 ACTA National Champions. 

By 1983 he began his teaching career with the Clifford Graves YMCA in Clarksville, Indiana, teaching Tae Kwon Do there for over nine years. 1993 brought a new YMCA into his life, the Golden Triangle YMCA in Tavares, Florida. Master Wayne taught there for 8 years and produced many AAU ranked Black Belts, one of which was third in the nation in forms. 

In 2001 he opened THE FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS CENTER in Mount Dora, Florida and has developed martial arts curriculum for 3,4 and 5 years olds in addition to having the largest after school martial arts program in the area. 

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How to Get Started

Come join our Mount Dora, FL facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Summer Camp, After School, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (352) 383-0898 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!