About Us

Impact Martial Arts: Established on September 1, 2010

Mr. Lance Leach (owner/instructor): Mr. Leach started out in the martial arts in 1979 at the age of 9 years old, attending classes at the Chuck Norris Karate Studio in Norfolk Virginia. He progressed through the ranks and received his 1st degree (United Fighting Arts Federation) black belt on July 16, 1983. Mr. Leach continued his training through high school teaching for CNKS until 1990 when he enrolled at ECPI college of technology and earned an associates degree in computer electronics repair. He continued his martial arts training and teaching from 1991 to 1997 as the chief instructor of CNKS. In 1997 Mr. Leach was hired as an instructor for Mr. Norris’ Kick Drugs Out of America program where he taught martial arts as a character building program to middle school students. In 2010 Mr. Leach visited Kerrville TX where he decided the Texas hill country would be a prefect place to open Impact Martial Arts and continue his passion for teaching martial arts and character building.

Martial Arts Journey

1979 – 1st martial arts class

1983 – earned 1st degree black belt at the age of 13

1989 to 1996 – chief instructor of Chuck Norris Karate Studio (Norfolk VA)

1997 – instructor for Kick Drugs Out of America

1999 – area team leader for KICKSTART ( formally Kick Drugs Out of America)

1999 – earned 2nd degree (UFAF) black belt

1999 to 2001 – city wide demonstration team coach for KICKSTART

2000 to 2005 – tournament director for KICKSTART

2005 – earned 3rd degree (UFAF) black belt

2008 – Austin team leader for KICKSTART

2010 – opened Impact Martial Arts in Kerrville TX