Gung Fu Institute
Toni Gallaher has been involved in health and fitness for over 16 years. Her passion is to encourage others to get outdoors doing things they love and to develop good eating and lifestyle habits that can be passed on to the next generation. Her focus at the Gung Fu Institute is Jeet Kune Do and she has been privately trained by her husband, Grandmaster David Gallaher, off and on for 15 years. She took some time off to stay home with their son but has been back training at the school for 2 years. She is the office manager as well as an assistant in the Little Dragons and Jr. Dragons program and lead the women's kickboxing - self defense program for over a year. She is a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She loves camping, bike riding, reading and spending time with her family.
Wayne King Jr
Wayne King Jr has been studying under Grand Master David Gallaher for approximately ten years. He is a certified senior instructor in Jeet Kune Do, and he also holds intermediate rankings in Kali and Wing Chun.
Jay has been a student of our academy since 2000 and an instructor of our kid's and/or adult classes since 2006. Jay is currently focused solely on the Wing Chun art form but has 3 years experience as a Jeet Kune Do student as well. He is a passionate about our art(s), beliefs, values and our school mission to help each member become the absolute best they can be. This comes across in his ability to both lead and, at the same time, simply be a hard working fellow Gung Fu brother as well. Jay is proud of our exceptional heritage and exhibits strong technical knowledge as well as the creative abilities to apply that knowledge. Jay is a brown sash Wing Chun practitioner and level 4 Jeet Kune Do practitioner. Jay and his wife Naomi have lived in the Ft. Myers area for many years.
Gary Levenson has 3 years experience in Jeet Kune Do, 3 years experience in Wing Chun and 2 years experience in Kali. In addition, Gary takes weekly private lessons with Sifu in order to learn the arts in greater detail. Gary’s academic background makes him an excellent communicator. He is able to tailor his teaching to suit the age and experience of the student so they can start with the basics of Jeet Kune Do and progress to the development of power lines derived from their Wing Chun origins. Gary’s hobbies include competitive powerlifting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Senior student and instructor, Jason Martin is devoted to the school and his training with Sifu. He continued to progress in the discipline even during his service in the U.S. Army, by maximizing private instruction when home on leave. The combination of combat experience and private devotion to eastern philosophy gives Jason a calm demeanor with his students. In addition to teaching a class of adult beginners, he assists with the children’s program several times a week. Jason is a long-time resident of Fort Myers, graduating in 1998 from Cypress Lake High School. He returned from Germany after his discharge from the military to pursue a career in private security while continuing his training at the Gung Fu Institute. Jason currently lives in Cape Coral with his wife Patricia Warren.
Rick Montgomery has been a friend and private student of Sifu Gallaher since 2002. He has received instruction from Sifu Gallaher in Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, and Kali. In November 2006, he and several other students accompanied Sifu Gallaher to Hong Kong to receive instruction from two Wing Chun Grand Masters. In May 2008, he received his apprentice instructorship in Jeet Kune Do. He now runs a satellite training group in Statesboro, Georgia and regularly visits Sifu at the school in Fort Myers.