Owner and head Instructor
Sensei Dean Mace

Sensei Dean started his martial arts journey in 1986. He studied under two time world champion Kevin Hudson as well as many other master instructors. Sensei Dean received his 1st degree black belt in Shotokan Karate in 1989 and 6th degree in 2010.

Sensei Dean went on to become a nationally ranked competitor throughout the 1990’s and won over 100 awards and titles during that time. Sensei was an instructor in training from 1989 until 1995. During this time Sensei Dean mastered the art of teaching karate, character, and life skills.

Sensei opened his first martial arts school in 1995 in South Carolina. This school is now led by one of Sensei Deans’ black belts, Sensei Billy Whiteside. Empower Martial Arts was opened in Newton NH in September 2008 and is already making a huge impact on the community.

Sensei Dean’s passion is to share more than kicking and punching, his goal is to influence students and the community to become better individuals. His philosophy is that each of us can change the world one person at a time.