Born and raised in Northern California, Pierce was enrolled in Kempo Karate lessons at an early age. He immediately took to the Martial Arts with a passion and continued his studies until joining the United States Marine Corps. Upon his honorable discharge from The Marines, Pierce opened The Academy in 2012.
When asked what drew him to martial arts, Pierce will immediately tell you it was when he earned the title of Junior Instructor. Teaching quickly became his passion, which you can see in his instruction today. His love of teaching lead him to becoming a Marksmanship Coach and Instructor for the Marine Corps. For the better part of ten years, Pierce has been teaching in a professional capacity.
Pierce has three beautiful children and is married to his best friend of 11 years. If he isn’t at the dojo, you’ll find Pierce with his family enjoying the amazing outdoors of Northern Nevada. Pierce’s hobbies include hiking, camping, training, woodworking and shooting.