Sensei Mike Berryhill has over 18 years in Martial Arts. He is the Chief Instructor and owner of Texas Karate Academy. He strives to give the best instruction the school can give. He has competed all over the world in karate tournaments winning regional and national championships. He was a member of the United States National Karate Team. Has also been inducted into the United States Martial Arts hall of Fame.He is a certified Level 1 and 2 instructor under American Top Team. His true award and dedication comes from teaching what he has learned through the years in the arts and giving back to his students what Martial Arts has done for him.Building character in students, showing the "I can" attitude and believing in themselves! Sensei Mike and his instructors strive to be the best, in what they teach. Each and everyday!!!
1991 Started Martial Arts under Mr. Dorsey
1995 Received 1st degree Black Belt
Awarded All around Best Male Black Belt (UMAA)
2001 Received 2nd degree Black Belt under Shihan Messina, and Sifu Palacios.
2001 United States WKA Team Member
2002. Competitor of the year.
2002 Black Belt of the year.
2003.Best all around Black Belt .
Inducted into the: Martial Arts HALL OF FAME.
2001 United States WKA Team Member.
2005 Received 3rd degree Black Belt under Dr. Free and TSMA board directors.
World Black Belt Bureau Member.
Inducted into the Martial Arts HALL OF FAME.
American Top Team Certified Instructor Level 1 2010
American Top Team Certified Instructor Level 2 2011
Mr. Palermo is a Senior instructor at the school. A 2nd degree Black Belt in American freestyle style karate. He has over 19 years experience in the Martial Arts. Mr. Palermo is dedicated to the Martial Arts and lives by it. He is a big asset to the school. His strive for excellence is above all.
American Top Team Certified MMA Instructor Level 1 2010
American Top Team Certified MMA Instructor Level 2 2011