Our Martial Arts Instructors

Meet Our Columbia Karate Experts

Jeremy Eisele

Sensei Jeremy Eisele holds a 4th Dan in Shorin Kempo Karate and a 3rd Dan in Shotokan. He has been with the 3T Family for 17 years. Eisele won a Gold Medal as part of the US Team in the 2005 World Martial Arts Games in Germany. Sensei Eisele has a Associate's Degree in Science from Southern Illinois College and Bachelor's Degree in Biology w/Medical Science Specialization from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He also has experience as a Fitness / Aquatic Director from YMCA of Southern Illinois. Sensei Eisele is using his diverse background and many talents to help move forward the 3T mission of helping families and communities benefit from their participating in martial arts.

Marcus Trout

Marcus Trout earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2016 and has been a student of martial arts for over 16 years. He loves teaching and enjoys seeing the friendly faces of his students week after week. "For a person to be virtuous, is to begin the understanding of the balance of mind and body." He is currently studying at McKendree University seeking a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan has been training at Championship Martial Arts since 2012. He achieved the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do in January 2012 and since then has been an asset to the team as an instructor. He considers teaching the greatest opportunity he has had the privilege in experiencing. Due to his hunger in seeking knowledge and his desire to surround him with people who inspire him; Championship Martial Arts expects great things from this young man in the future.

Jacob is currently pursuing his degree in forensics at Southwestern Illinois College. He has played the banjo for 8 years and it has opened up incredible opportunities like playing at Silver Dollar City and competing in various competitions in the Midwest. Martial arts and music have both changed his life for the better and will continue to do so.