Mr. Simpson is a 4th degree black belt and certified instructor with the ATA. He has been a school owner since January 2005 when he bought the school from his instructor and then-owner Master Barry Lyon.
In addition to his ATA training, Mr. Simpson has been involved in martial arts since childhood. He has studied Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Kempo/Kickboxing, Aikido, Kendo, Tai Chi, and Xtreme Martial Arts. He has also been certified in S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harrasment Assault and Rape Prevention) instruction and Defensive Tactics instruction through the Pressure Point Control Tactics system.
Mr. Simpson also appeared in TNT's Leverage season 2, episode 1 as "Southie Thug".
Mrs. Simpson is a 4th degree black belt and certified instructor with the ATA. She is certified in ground fighting, kamas, and nunchaku. She held the title of State Champion in forms, weapons, and sparring in her division for 2004, 2005, and 2006. All three Simpson children have trained in the ATA system and have earned their black belts.