Martial Arts Instructors

Nathan Porter
Chief Instructor of Rising Storm Training Academy

Sensei Nathan Porter is the owner and chief instructor of Rising Storm Training Academy at New England Movement Arts.

Sensei Nathan has been training in Kempo Karate since 1998, and he currently holds the rank of 5th degree black belt.  He has cross trained in various martial arts disciplines including wrestling, jujitsu, aikido, taekwondo, judo and the Filipino arts.  He is a KRANE State Champion, and in 2003 he won the Bantamweight Division at the ISKA World Submission Grappling Championships in Orlando, Florida.

In November 2010, he traveled to Indonesia and the Philippines, where he studied under numerous masters in various disciplines of martial arts.

In June 2010, Sensei Nathan was recognized and inducted into the World Martial Art Federation Hall of Fame for Outstanding Youth Instruction. and Rising Storm Training Academy was recognized as the Best Karate School by the Best of Burlington Award Program in 2015 and 2016.

Current classes: Adult Kempo Karate; Youth Kempo Karate.


Xiaoyi Chen
WuShu Instructor

Xiaoyi Chen is a Harvard University and Wellesley College WuShu coach. She is a China Class I Wushu Judge, and a China Class I Wushu Athlete. She has achieved her 6th Dan degree in WuShu, and has gold medals from many U.S. and Chinese tournaments.

Xiaoyi earned her degree in WuShu education from Beijing Sport University, WuShu College, in China.

Current classes: Adult WuShu; Youth Wushu.


Calvin Wang
WuShu Instructor

Calvin Wang is a Harvard University and Wellesley College WuShu coach with over fifteen years of experience. His talent and expertise is known internationally, and he has performed in competitions throughout the U.S.

Current classes: Adult WuShu; Youth Wushu.


Mukendi Kasongo
Tae Kwon Do Instructor

Mr. Kas has been practicing martial arts for a many years. As a teen, he started practicing boxing and played soccer, and his interest in sports later evolved. Currently he enjoys studying several styles of martial arts including Kickboxing, Judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, small circle jiu jitsu, Taichi, Kempo and Taekwondo. Mr. Kas has been practicing Taekwondo since 2001, and he is currently a 2nd degree Black Belt with the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

Current classes: Youth TaeKwonDo