South Mountain Martial Arts
91 Main Street, Madison New Jersey 07940-1849
Dayn DeRose: Instructor of Judo, Jujitsu, Fencing, Kenpo, & Sambo
has been a senior instructor at South Mountain Martial Arts for more than 15 years, having previously taught Judo and Karate for Sensei Mamoru Shimamoto, at his school in South Orange, New Jersey, for almost 20 years. He is ranked to teaching levels of Black Belt in Judo, USJA Jujitsu, Karate, Kenpo, and the equivalent in Sambo. In the 1980's, Dayn competed in Russian Sambo tournaments at the national and Pan - American level.
He was the coach of the 2014 U.S. World Combat Sambo Team.
A.S. (exercise science), B.A., is an experienced black belt in USJF/Kodokan judo and in USJA jujitsu, with a background in wrestling and a knowledge of sumo. Big Mark is currently finishing an undergraduate degree at Rutgers University. He is a patient, friendly, & capable instructor of the grappling arts, and we are lucky to have him with us at South Mountain Martial Arts!
Mark Lawrence: Instructor of Judo, Jujitsu, Kenpo, Sumo, & fitness training.
Dayn has been teaching and coaching fencing since 1984. He is a member of both the US Fencing Association and the US Fencing Coaches Association, by which he has been rated as Prevot d'Armes Foil, Epee, and Saber. He He was the Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association Coach of the Year, for the Year 2000, and he has been a past host coach and tournament director for both the MACFA conference championships and the National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association Championships.
For almost 19 years, Dayn was the
Head Coach for Drew University's Men's and Women's Fencing teams
. Previously, he was The Millburn High School Head fencing Coach, and he was responsible for the formation and development of The Millburn High School Boy‘s Varsity Fencing Team,which he brought to Championship level within 5 years. Under Dayn's direction, Millburn captured its first state Epee championship in 1989 and produced a number of national level fencers in the under 20 age division, notably 1996 Olympian and Pan - Am champion Tamir Bloom.
has studied the martial arts for most of his life thus far. He began training in martial arts at the age of seven, with Taekwondo and later Goshi Shun Karate and Nagasa Ryu JiuJitsu. He supplemented his training with 2 seasons of High School Varsity Wrestling at St. Benedict's Prep, Newark NJ. After college, Anthony trained in BJJ until he suffered a torn labrum. He then studied a rare form of Taijiquan which focused not just on health, but also upon the combat form of the art. Anthony then discovered South Mountain Martial Arts and has been studying under Dayn DeRose in Nanzan Kempo, having earned the
rare Chuden Menkyo-Instructor License/black belt in 2013. He also practices Jujitsu and Sambo at SMMA, serving as a consultant concerning the instruction of all striking at SMMA.
Anthony Lashley: Instructor of Nanzan Kenpo