About Our School

“Welcome to the PRIMETIME Family

Our mission is to help our students and their families become the best versions of themselves through martial arts and community. We strive to teach our students a curriculum that balances life skills, physical conditioning, and martial arts. Here at Primetime we and provide a positive, fun, and growth-oriented experience.


Additionally, we put emphasis on the principles of:

  • Respect
  • Fitness
  • Courtesy
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Courage
  • Indomitable Spirit


Primetime Martial Arts teaches a blended curriculum. Our primary martial arts style is Tae Kwon Do. We also teach Karate, Kickboxing, and Sport Martial Arts.

Primetime Martial Arts is dedicated to teaching students the skills that will provide not only an understanding, appreciation of and proficiency in the Martial Arts, but also life skills that will provide a solid foundation for development and growth as healthy, caring and responsible role models.

*Our Instructors*

Highly trained in Martial Arts and more

  • KJN Melissa “Apple” Sioson

    KJN Melissa “Apple” Sioson

    At the heart of  Primetime Martial Arts is Melissa Apple Sioson. Apple, or Coach  Apple,  as she is known to everyone, is thirty-two years old and has been surrounded by Martial Arts nearly her entire life. She was a very young child when she first watched her older brother begin his Martial Arts instruction. She was told she was too young to start but remained very focused on her Karate dreams.

    Eventually she did start with West Coast TKD at the young age of seven and she continued non-stop through her 1st, 2nd and 3rd Degree Blackbelts with four of her closest friends, before they graduated high school. Apple also started assisting with her young friends as an Underbelt and has contributed to the development of countless Martial Artists for over twenty years.

    Apple also has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, which she earned at the University of South Carolina while still teaching and training in the Martial Arts. Apple has also had the pleasure of competing with fellow Martial Artists, nationally and internationally, in the National Blackbelt League (NBL) in which she has earned six World Titles and the friendship and admiration of her fellow Martial Artists across the globe. Her love of competition fueled her desire to become a tournament producer, and she now runs her very own “Nationally” sanctioned Sin City Rumble in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Apple has been a Professional Nanny for the last several years applying her knowledge and experience from her academic career, as well as her Martial Arts career, expanding on her Child Development skills.

    Apple has devoted herself to enriching the lives of others, especially young children, through the Martial Arts. She takes her love of the sport and her dedication to Self-Respect, Self-Discipline and Self-Confidence and provides a positive, fun and growth-oriented experience to all of her students.

    Apple is now a 5th Degree Master Instructor through the Buhisan’s USA Martial Arts system, a 1st degree Blackbelt at Spartanburg Martial Arts, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu white belt at Knoxx Martial Arts, and welcomes all new students to share her love of the Martial Arts to see what great things can be accomplished.