LEMA Bethlehem Staff Profiles

Sensei Joe

Senior instructor of the Bethlehem LEMA school, Sensei Joe began teaching along-side Sensei Rob in 1991. While honing his own martial arts skills, he also learned the skills and intricacies of conveying and sharing his vast martial arts knowledge with others.His well rounded martial arts background along with his energetic teaching style combine to create a fun and dynamic learning atmosphere.


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Deshi Jenn

Deshi Jenn started training in martial arts in 1991. After receiving her first degree black belt in 1994 Deshi Jenn continued training, set and accomplished new goals to earn her second, third and fourth degree. Her life long passion for the martial arts took her to numerous martial arts school before finding her home at Leading Edge in 2007. Along with martial arts, Deshi Jenn teaches Cage Fitness. Her passion for cage fitness started when her maternity left her with 70 stubborn post pregnancy pounds. By continuesly training in cage fitness and martial arts she was able to lose the 70+ pounds, and dropped 13 pant sizes within a year.


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Michael

I'm Michael Longley and I began my martial arts training in the Fall of 2011 at LEMA. In the Summer of 2012, I started assisting Sensei Joe at the Bethlehem school. I love my job! My favorite part is watching the kids grow and gain an understanding of the curriculum. I welcome the opportunity to help the students and appreciate the help they provide me in return to become a better martial artist. Martial arts helped me develop confidence, identify that I learn best with a visual aide and my time management skills. I hope to earn my Black Belt prior to going to college in the Fall of 2015.


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Deshi Lance

Deshi Lance helps out in the Kinder Kicks program and is also the IT Director for all of Leading Edge Martial Arts.


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5 out of 5 8 8

"I love training at LEMA becuase I'm not confined to a particular style of martial arts. We can do Tae Kwon Do one day and Grappling another."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Sensei Rob and all the Deshis work with the children in a group but throught the class, go around and help the child as an individual."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Lema is my home away from home. They offer fantastic classes for babies, children and adults. There staff is incredible. I have been taking cage fitness classes there for 3 years and started mma training a little over a year ago. I absolutely LOVE it there!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Amazing staff!! My son has been taking classes for more than 2 years and continues to be motivated. He has gained confidence and self discipline, as well as made some great friends! The adult cage fitness classes are also wonderful...amazing instructors!! LEMA is not only invested in their students, but in the community as well...they are always willing to support local organizations and schools."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Leading Edge Martial Arts is an amazing school. Both of my boys have trained there for several years and it has helped them grow into very strong, disciplined, confident people. I would HIGHLY recommend LEMA to anyone looking for a martial arts school. Great staff, clean enviroment, all around great school!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Been training here for 11 years now and has been considered my second home since. Employees and instructors are great and are willing to do anything for anyone. I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for LEMA. I love you guys, you'll always be a part of my heart!"

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"Sensei Joe Kortbawi and the staff at Leading Edge Martial Arts - Bethlehem are amazing! My son has been taking Martial Arts with Sensei Joe for two years and has developed skills and respect for those skills that will last him a lifetime. In addition to the Martial Arts program, the Cage Fitness program has assisted me in loosing weight and acheiving a healthier lifestyle. The Leading Edge commitment goes beyond the mat.They are very dedicated to their communities and help out many charities as well including breast cancer awareness, MDA and children's cancer."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5

"My kids absolutely love taking karate classes and doing Kids Cage Fitness at LEMA.Instructors are knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best MA schools in the area."

Lehigh Valley, PA
5