Elite Legacy Martial Arts
Get to know us
At Elite Legacy Martial Arts, we aim to bring high-quality, affordable self-defense to the Manatee County community. Our unique approach to combining traditional and innovative martial arts methods and techniques is what separates us from every other system.
Our instructors have a wide range of expertise and are here to train you through every step in the learning process. So whether you join us as a beginner or with experience, there's always room to perfect your skills. Please browse our site to learn more.
Veteran Owned and Operated.
5th Degree Black Belt
Renshi Robyn is a Marine Corps Veteran and has been studying martial arts for over 22 years. With experience in many different styles, she holds a 1st-degree black belt in Krav Maga and a 5th-degree in Okinawan Goju Ryu.
Sensei Robyn holds world and national titles in NASKA, ISKA, WAKO, and WKC for traditional forms, point sparring, and continuous sparring. She fought in Italy and received a Gold medal on Team USA.
However, her passion for martial arts goes much further than competing. Sensei Robyn's true devotion is sharing her love for martial arts with her students and helping them accomplish the goals they set forth the moment they walk into the studio.
3rd Degree Black Belt
Instructor - Specializing in Fighting Techniques
Sensei Adam is a Marine Corps Veteran and has been studying martial arts for 20 years. Sensei Adam has experience in boxing, full contact kickboxing and is currently studying Muay Thai. He holds his 3rd degree in Okinawan Gojo Ryu.
Sensei Adam has competed in WAKO, ISKA, and NASKA competitions. Recently, he won first place in the ISKA men's kickboxing division. Sensei Adam’s passion for martial arts is in the life lessons that it taught him. Which is resiliency, humility, and kindness. It is Sensei Adam’s goal to share what he’s learned and to bring out the best in all of his students.
4th Degree Black Belt
Instructor - Specializing in Curriculum
Sensei Pam began training in the martial arts in 2000, taking classes in Tang So Do and Kickboxing. When the school she was attending closed, she had no choice but to continue in another style. She found a love for Goju Ryu, an Okinawan Karate style. After many years of continued training, she attained her 4th degree. She also has taken classes in Tang Soo Do, Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu. Sword Seminars with Highlander star Adrian Paul has created an interest in pursuing more formal training with Hanshi Arturo Espina.
Sensei Pam has also been a world-level competitor on the NASKA circuit holding multiple World Titles from 2013 - 2015 in Fighting, Weapons, and Teams. Additionally, she has been a member of several national traveling teams, such as Legacy, UTMA, and Executive Edge. When she is not participating in martial arts, she can be found teaching at a local high school and is a certified K-12 Florida Educator.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Instructor - Specializing in Bo Staff
Sensei Melissa started her martial arts journey twenty years ago in Tae Kwon Do. After moving to the Manatee County area, she sought out a new place to train and found Sensei Robyn, who taught Goju Ryu. There Melissa achieved her 2nd Degree. Additionally, she has trained in Shotokan, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Kickboxing, and Boxing. Sword seminars with Highlander star Adrian Paul have led to further training with Hanshi Arturo Espina.
Sensei Melissa also has a competitive side, earning a Gold and Bronze medal at the Silver Cup in Miami, placing 1st in Creative Weapons at the Gator Nationals, and winning 1st place in traditional and 2nd place in creative weapons at the US Open.
When she is not practicing martial arts, she can be found teaching Cartooning and Illustration at a local high school and is a certified K-12 Florida Educator.