Our Team 2017-06-17T15:09:47+00:00
David DiBella
David DiBellaFounder
Having founded TMAFitness in 2003, David brings over 30 years of martial arts and fitness experience to the studio. Born and raised in Kansas City, David started TMAFitness with the idea of bringing together a community of dedicated and hard-working members by providing the highest level of instruction. David has spent the last 10 years training men, women and children of all ages and skill levels.

David began training in the martial arts when he was 11 and is a 5th degree Black Belt in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do. David teaches all Martial Arts, Karate Kids, and Kickboxing + Boxing classes. In 2005, David developed the TMAFitness Kickboxing + Boxing fitness program based on the martial arts but geared towards those looking to achieve a high level of fitness in a fun, challenging and safe manner. Helping members achieve their goals is what David enjoys most.

A passion for fitness runs in the family. David lives in Overland Park with his wife and two boys, all of whom are into the martial arts, running, weight training and all things active. David is a KU graduate and holds an MBA.

Martial Arts Instructors

Art Kennedy
Art Kennedy
Tim Danneberg
Tim Danneberg
Jianghua (Wendy) He
Jianghua (Wendy) He
Conor Kennedy
Conor Kennedy
Conor has been training and teaching at the studio for 11 years. A 2nd Degree Black Belt, Conor enjoys working with members and teaching the Karate Kids program.
Chris Ortiz
Chris Ortiz
Chris has been training in the martial arts since he was 7. A 2nd Degree Black Belt, Chris teaches Karate Kids, a program he was a student in over a decade ago.
Krissie DiBella
Krissie DiBellaFounder of Mindful Defense™ Self-Defense
Krissie has been training in the martial arts for 8 years and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt. Krissie, along with her husband David, founded Mindful Defense™ – a comprehensive self-defense program for all skill levels, regardless of age, gender or physical ability.