Mike Carr and Jamie Cummings
Jamie Cummings: Owner, Instructor
Jamie Cummings, now owner of Mike Carr Karate, started his marital arts journey several years ago under the instruction of Mike Carr. Jamie had always wanted to learn martial arts as a kid but growing up on a working dairy farm left little time for anything else. Jamie’s daughter started taking Karate under the Mike Carr Program when she was 6 years old. Jamie was so impressed with the program that he decided that he also wanted to begin his dream of becoming a martial artist. He began taking private lessons with Mike Carr in Mixed Martial Arts and began to instruct classes for the Mike Carr Karate program, over time he earned his 1st degree Black Belt in MMA but he did not want to stop there. He wanted to learn the art of Kenpo as well while continuing his MMA rank. Through the years, Jamie earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts as well as his 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. Jamie’s daughter was the first student to earn the rank of senior black belt in Kenpo Karate under the instruction of Mike Carr. Jamie says that through the process he has learned from teaching the kids program that “it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that matters.”
Mike Carr states, “Jamie is at the forefront of the revolution in martial arts and will continue to grow in the martial arts world for years to come. Jamie has trained with me for many years and holds a 1st degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate through Tracy’s Inc and is the only person besides Mike Carr that is able to promote students rank through the Tracy’s system. Jamie also holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts. Jamie has come through the system under me and teaches the program the same as I do. Jamie understands that as students, learning is an ever-changing and never-ending process, and he has the dedication it takes to help the student, succeed at learning and pursuing their dream. Jamie and his wife Autumn have been handpicked by me to continue my legacy and I am confident in their abilities to carry on the martial arts tradition and the continued success of our students.”
Jamie is a devoted husband and father and enjoys spending time with his family. Jamie and his wife Autumn own Northern Arts Studio in Summerfield, NC and are now also owners of Mike Carr Karate. Jamie is a dedicated martial arts instructor in MMA and Kenpo Karate. He enjoys working with kids and helping them to succeed at accomplishing their dream of becoming a martial artist!
Contact Jamie: 336-339-8062
6th Degree Black Belt
Mike Carr: Founder
Mike began training in Martial Arts at age 14. He enjoys karate and considers it the “ultimate fighting sport.”
He began his teaching career in 1984 and opened his first school in 1997. Mike enjoyed teaching at 5 locations, instructing over 430 students. With over 20 years of experience, Mike boasted advanced belts in Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tai Chi, and a 6th degree Kenpo black belt–one of only 73 in the world!
Mr. Mike retired in the summer of 2016, and passed away in early 2017. We have enjoyed many years with him, and he will forever remain in our hearts. We know he will always be watching over us.