Anthony Billings began his martial arts training at our Colmar, PA school at age 12 in search of self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills. Sensei Michael Marchand took him under his wing, and a year later Billings began working as his apprentice, mentoring young students. From the beginning, he says, “I loved seeing my students grow and the surprise and delight parents show when they see how seriously their child takes training.” Today, he brings nearly two decades of teaching experience to his role as Princeton’s Head Instructor, working alongside his wife and fellow instructor, Danielle Billings.
As a mentor to kids and teens, Billings combines real training with real talk. “We explore the qualities of a good leader and leadership styles. I really enjoy conversations that help my students figure out exactly who and what they want to be in the world.”
For adults, Billings strives to “build a relationship with each member, and really earn their trust.” Our kickboxing classes, he says, are “just full of positive energy. Members train hard, have fun, and kick their own butts. But we also make time to reflect, set goals and self-evaluate. We’re all working towards being the people we want to be.”