ATA Black Belt Academy & Family Fitness Center
& Family Fitness Center

Our Staff

ATA Black Belt Academy & Family Fitness Center
213 Cardinal Shopping Center ~ Camden AR ~ 870-231-6600

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors. Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students. 

Marie Trisollini ~ 4th Degree Black Belt
School Owner/Chief Instructor
American Taekwondo Association         2007 Arkansas State Champion
ATA National Tournament/Testing Judge
ATA Certified Instructor:
Karate for Kids ~ Tiny Tigers
ATA Teens & Adults ~ Tai Chi
 Training the Trainer
Protech Certified Instructor:
Single Bahng Mahng Ee (Stick)
Single Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchuka)
 Jahng Bong (Bo ~ Long and Short Range)
S.H.A.R.P. ~ Sexual Harassment,
     Assault & Rape Prevention
PPCT Pressure Point Control Tactics
Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics

Personal Trainer
US Martial Arts Assoc. Hall of Fame
Nat'l Assoc. of Professional Martial Artists
PADI Master Scuba Diver
PADI Certified Rescue Diver
PADI Underwater Crime Scene

Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor

Mrs. T began her taekwondo training in 1990 with Mr. Fred Brandon. She received her Black Belt in 1992. When Mr. Brandon decided to move out of state in 1994, Mrs. T bought the school from him and became its Chief Instructor. She now studies under Master Jay Kohl, WTTU/ATA International Chairman of Tournaments.

Mrs. T enjoys judging and competing in tournaments, and has spent most of her years as a Black Belt ranked in the top 15 national competitors. "I compete because it's fun, educational and I love the fellowship with my fellow students and instructors. If I also happen to come home with a trophy or two, that's just gravy."

In 2000, Mrs. T traveled with a group of fellow ATA members to China and Korea as ambassadors of the WTTU and the United States. This group trained judges for and staffed the first WTTU Tournament to be held in Korea. While touring Korea, the group attended many special dinners and events, toured WTTU schools, Kukkiwon (the International Olympic Training facility and Korean National Taekwondo University), Buddhist Temples, and learned a lot first hand about the country of origin of Traditional Taekwondo. In China they visited the Great Wall, Tien an Men Square, the Chinese Opera, and had the privilege of being invited to practice Tai Chi in the park with local residents.

Mrs. T loves teaching taekwondo and general fitness and often conducts self defense seminars, tai chi, aerobics and line dance classes away from the dojang for business groups, church groups, and college classes.

Apart from her taekwondo life, Mrs. T has been married to Leo Trisollini for 33 years and they have two children: Geoff and Dani.  Mr. Leo is an engineering supervisor at Aerojet.  Mrs. T and Mr. Leo are both PADI Certified Master Scuba Divers, and they have been diving in many beautiful and exciting locations like Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire and the Cayman Islands.

You can contact Mrs. Trisollini at at

Geoff Trisollini ~ 3rd Degree Black Belt
Instructor-MMA/Kickboxing Director
American Taekwondo Association
ATA National Tournament/Testing Judge

ATA Certified Instructor:
Karate for Kids ~ Tiny Tigers
ATA Teens & Adults
Kickboxing, Grappling, MMA Instructor
Personal Trainer

Mr. Geoff has been training in martial arts for nearly 20 years.  He began his martial arts training in the style of Songham Taekwondo in 1989.  He has been very successful on the WTTU/ATA tournament circuit and has competed in hundreds of events.  He has also trained and competed in Olympic style Taekwondo and had the honor of training and competing with several members of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team.  In addition to his Taekwondo background Mr. Geoff has also trained in Kickboxing (including Muay Thai), Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and Military Defensive Tactics.  He has competed in more than a dozen Kickboxing, Vale Tudo, and Mixed Martial Arts events over the last several years and has served as a training partner, trainer, or corner for several of the sport's up and coming athletes.  I’ve always tried to train around people more talented than myself.  It makes me train harder and learn more in the process.”


Mr. Geoff began working as an assistant instructor in 1998 and became a nationally certified instructor through the WTTU/ATA in 2003.  He is also a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer and has degrees in education, exercise science and physical education.  He is also the head trainer for "Team Fearless", a regional MMA/Kickboxing team, which has made the Camden ATA their home.

“Martial arts are a life time activity.  Whether you're 5, 15, 25, 55, or even 85, we can make martial arts work for a better you; physically, mentally, and spiritually.” 

Away from his martial arts training Mr. Geoff is also accomplished in the medical field, having nearly six years experience as a Respiratory/Pulmonary Therapist and Pulmonary Functions Tech.  He also has received extensive combat medic training while serving in the US ARMY.  

Mr. Geoff enjoys sports of almost any kind.  He’s been known to play in a pick-up basketball game in the morning and then play golf that same afternoon.  He also enjoys camping, hiking, climbing, scuba diving and almost every other outdoor activity.

He has degrees in Education and Respiratory Therapy, and is currently employed by NTS Corporation in East Camden.


You can Contact Mr. Geoff at or