Mr. Nichols currently holds black belts from various martial arts schools and in different styles of martial arts. He is a fifth-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo as well as a seventh-degree black belt in Ninjutsu. He is currently the highest-ranking SAMI Knife Fighting Instructor in America, and in 2017 became the first sanctioned SAMI Training Center owner in America. In 2018, he also became licensed in SAMI Panatukan concepts, SAMI Axe and Tomahawk Fighting Concepts, and SAMI Kapap concept. Mr. Nichols has proudly run Union UTA since its opening in 2001. An anti-bullying consultant and martial arts business consultant, Mr. Nichols married his high school sweetheart in 2006 and lives with her and his daughter in western NJ. An active member in the community, both in his hometown and in Union, Mr. Nichols believes deeply in the value of martial arts training as a vehicle for self-improvement. He is proud to be spearheading the development of SAMI Combat Systems here in America.