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Sensei Seth Lee

Owner and Head Instructor

Sensei Lee started his martial arts career studying Wado Ryu Karate Do in 1999 under Sensei David Deaton of David Deaton Karate Studios in Hendersonville, Tennessee. 
As an under belt, Sensei Lee was very active in the Regional Sport Karate Circuit (RSKC) finishing top three for Kata, Kumite and Weapons multiple years that continued after receiving his Shodan Black Belt in March of 2003. 
Being an instructor was always the plan as he started as a Junior Instructor in 2001 and continued instructing Wado Ryu Karate at DDKS till 2005 where private lessons started being offered during college. Sensei Lee continued to study Wado Ryu to this day as a guest student under many dojos to this day. 
Not wanting to be tied to one Martial Art, Seth also studied a year of Tae Kwon Do at Ernie Reyes World Martial Arts, as well as various seminars in various Martial Arts. Even stepping into the ring as an amateur MMA fighter, no style of martial arts is off limits. “Always a Student,” is his personal philosophy.  
After moving to Milan and marrying in 2017, the last thing after finding home was to build Milan Martial Arts Academy. Starting with a Karate and MMA program in 2018, they soon outgrew what was available at New Body Fitness in Milan. Opening their doors on June 22, 2020 and starting the Black Belt Journey of many, Milan Martial Arts Academy began. 
Milan Martial Arts Academy focuses on core foundations and practice of Wado Ryu with the experience gained from years studying various martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and various weapons.