Sensei Joe Cayer
SENSEI JOE CAYER
The owner of ECMA & head master instructor is Dr. Joe Cayer, Ph.D. 9th Dan. Sensei Cayer is a 49-year veteran of the martial arts. He has served as a Ft. Walton Beach Police Officer and is a certified Police Tactical Defense Instructor. Master Cayer was inducted into the International Black Belt Hall of Fame & honored into the United States Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame. Sensei Cayer is an internationally certified master instructor through the Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association.
As an international competitor with Team America, Sensei Cayer won the Gold in Dublin, Ireland in Randori and went on to be Grand Champion by beating all other gold medal winners in all weight classes. Master Cayer was honored by the City of Fort Walton Beach with a public proclamation plaque, thanking him for over twenty years of volunteer service teaching women’s self-defense clinics. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office awarded Mr. Cayer for his volunteerism with the Volunteer of the Year for teaching children and women’s defense clinics as well.
Dr. Cayer’s honors and accolades include:
2007 – The Bronze Presidential Community Award by President Bush for his community involvement.
2008 – The Silver Spoon Award by the U.S. House of Representatives (Rep. Jeff Miller) for helping the elderly through his seminars
2008 – The FL State Leadership Award by the Florida Crime Prevention Association for having taught over 20,000 women in free self-defense clinics in his career.
2012 – Master Cayer & his team were requested to do a special martial art demonstration for Florida Governor Rick Scott and the U.S. Navy SEALS (SEAL Teams 5 & 6) for a special benefit for the veterans.
2012 – Inducted into the Madison’s Who’s Who for outstanding Martial Artist in America.
2018 – Dr. Cayer earned his PhD. in Philosophy.
Master Cayer continues his own personal training in various arts, having earned black belts in Shotokan Karate, Yoshitsune Combat Jujutsu, Kajukenbo, Iaijutsu, Krav Maga, Moo Duk Kwan, Police Combat Tactics, TaihoJutsu, Tai Chi, Kick Boxing & others.