Kurt Fuhrmann is the head instructor of U. S. Family Martial Arts, and is a 6th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Kurt has traveled the world, training with Olympic Athletes and competing against some of the world's best martial artists. Winning the AAU National Championships and Junior Olympic Games, Kurt spent most of his life training and competing. As a three time member of the AAU National Team, he has competed in Aruba, Puerto Rico, and Germany. Kurt also competed in the Kubota Karate Championships in Alaska and won Kumite Grand Champion in 2018, and was the first recipient of the Chris Canning Award of Excellence in 2002.
Kurt became a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor in 2008, and currently holds the rank of purple belt. Kurt has continued his Jiu-Jitsu training, traveling to California and other East Coast Certified Training Centers every year to train with the Gracie family. Kurt became a Certified Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor in 2021 to offer even more efficient training for Law Enforcement Officers. U. S. Family Martial Arts is currently the only Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Jersey Certified Training Center.
In 2013 Kurt incorporated Hojutsu-Ryu (The Art of Firearms) with it's founder Soke Jeff Hall into U. S. Family Martial Arts. Kurt has traveled to Spokane, Washington, and Fairbanks, Alaska to further his training on various firearms, and earned his 2nd degree Black Belt in September 2015. Through Hojutsu-Ryu, Kurt excelled in marksmanship, and during his time at the Allentown Police Academy earned the award for Top Shooter with perfect marksmanship scores achieving the level of Master pistol marksman. Kurt earned the Night Fire Achievement Award as well as the Tracy Szoke 110% Memorial Award at the Academy Graduation. Kurt is now a Police Officer, and Defensive Tactics Instructor for his department, and teaches classes at U. S. Family Martial Arts.