Instructors & Staff
8th Dan Black Belt
Master Instructor, Owner
Timothy R. Loomis (Tim)
Tim has devoted 50 plus years of his life to martial arts starting when he was just nine years old. He opened The Silent Mind in 2004 and has been teaching full time since retiring from the IT world.
9th Dan Black Belt, Master Instructor
Vladimir Soroka has 50 years of martial art experience. He holds Black Belt rank in multiple systems of self-defense martial arts. He teaches our Aikido, Aiki JuJutsu, and Lameco Escrima programs.
5th Degree Black Sash, Master Instructor
Sigung Vincent Gentiluomo has over 50 years of martial art experience holding Black Belt ranks in multiple systems. Sigung Vince concentrates his teaching on the Chinese systems of T'ai Chi and Kung Fu.
3rd Dan Black Belt, Head Instructor
Sensei Joe started his training at a very young age. He progressed through the ranks and is now Head Instructor of our Goshin Jujutsu program and Assistant Manager of the school.
Purple Belt, Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Shawn is our lead instructor for our Relson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. He is a member of Relson Gracie Cleveland. Shawn is a two-time AGC State Grappling Championship medalist and a Submission Addiction No-Gi champion with over 9 years of martial arts experience in Brazilian Jiujitsu, Wing Chun, and Tai Chi Chuan kung fu combined.