Shannon Spicknall – General Manager, Kohai

Shannon was promoted to the title of Kohai on March 27, 2018. He has been training under Grand Master Cayer since April 2016 and became the General Manager of Emerald Coast Martial Arts Academy in August 2017.

Shannon is a proud father of two sons, Simon and Isaac. Both Simon and Isaac have trained under Grand Master Cayer and hold belts in Shotokan karate. Shannon is a Medically Retired U.S. Navy Veteran. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration and Multi-Media & Graphic Design from McMurry University in Abilene, TX.

His martial arts journey started as a young child. Shannon has earned belts in Kemscrima Doh, Taekwondo, Shotokan, IKI Krav Maga, Iaido and Filipino Martial Arts. Along with his duties as General Manager, Shannon is also an Assistant Instructor in IKI Krav Maga, Filipino Martial Arts and Black Belt Club weapons training at Emerald Coast Martial Arts Academy (ECMA).