John Hoadley

Cheshire, CT 06479

Currently John coaches clients of all backgrounds & fitness levels at gyms through out Middlesex, Ct. He has been an avid fitness enthusiast all his life. John has had a passion for martial arts & fitness since age 12. He is a Black Belt Instructor of Ninja-Ryu Koga Ryu Ninjutsu, has studied the Blazing Phoenix System, Kung Fu and more. John is the former owner of Knights Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness, where as Sensei (Master & Instructor of Martial Arts) John created and taught his unique form Tai-Fu Jitsu (Art of the Hurricane) to children and adults of all ages and backgrounds for ten years. (1992 – 2002) John was commissioned by State of Connecticut for Instruction of Troubled Children to Find a Positive Outlet. (1993 – 1994) John and his students have competed in The Best of the Best and the Battle of New England martial arts tournaments. John decided he wanted to reach and help more people with his love for martial arts and fitness. He became a NESTA Certified Elite Training Specialist in 2010. John has been training clients and students in their homes, outdoors and at fitness facilities through out CT. He constantly strives to grow and learn from every resource he finds, including those around him, other trainers, instructors and even clients. John believes we all have something to learn and share with each other.

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About Me


  • Personal Training Specialist, NESTA
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT
  • Teaching credential, TACTIX Martiail Arts Bootcamp Fitness, NESTA

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NESTA - Biomechanics Specialist (BMS)
NESTA - Core Conditioning Specialist (CCS)
NESTA - Elite Training Specialist (ETS)
NESTA - Functional Training Specialist (FTS)
Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT - Human Anatomy and Physiology Certification
Agency Unavailable
Blazing Phoenix Martial Arts - Martial Arts Training with Sifu Steven Soto
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Ninja-Ryu Martial Arts - Martial Arts Training with Sensei Dwight Cicione
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CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

John's Locations

Forever Fit

Within 25.00 miles of 06457 (Mobile Training Radius)

1870 Berlin Turnpike
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Rugged Fitness

1165 Meriden-Waterbery Turnpike
Cheshire, CT 06479

Core Club & 24/7 Gym

350 Main Street
Durham, CT 06422

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 1990 Achieved Black Belt Instructor Certification, Ninja-Ryu Martial Arts & Fitness Training
  • 1992 Was passed Ownership of Ninja-Ryu Martial Arts & Fitness from Sensei Dwight Cicione
  • 1992 Changed Ninja-Ryu to Knights Academy of Martial Arts & Fitness Center
  • 1992 Integrated the Ninja-Ryu System with the Blazing Phoenix System to form Tai-Fu Jitsu (Art of the Hurricane)
  • 1993 Commissioned by State of Connecticut to Teach Less Privileged Children Martial Arts, Fitness & Positive Life Choices

Languages Spoken




2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jennifer Desiderio on Sep 15, 2012

    I attended John's kickboxing class at Rugged Fitness for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and it was definitely a great fitness experience! John is a "smiling drill sergeant" who will put you through your paces and kick your butt. You will not slack while in John's class! He definitely makes sure you get the most bang for your buck!

    If you have a chance to take a kickboxing class at RF with John, I HIGHLY recommend it!!! You will not regret it!

  • by Andrew Arsenault on Jul 17, 2011

    Ive trained with John for about ten years, and have been very satisfied with his guidance and expertise. He has been an unparalleled mentor and instructor throughout my entire time training under him, would definitely recommend his services to anyone with any level of experience.