Shihan Siamak Lamei
His other martial arts accomplishments include:
- 7th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan
- 5th Dan Black Belt in Brazilian Style Hand-to-Hand Combat
- 4th Dan Black Belt in Kanzen Ryu
- 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kung Fu
- 2009 Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame
- 2010 Inducted into the Martial Arts “Hall of Heroes”
Shihan Lamei started training in karate at the age of 12. At age 16, he earned his Nidan (2nd Degree) Black Belt. He became an Iranian Air Force Coach at the age of 24, and by the age of 27 he became Head Coach. He moved to America in 1983. He has over 40 years of experience and has taught over 5,000 students. He has lead many students to local, regional, and U.S. national championships, including his son, Sensei Amir Lamei, who is a 9 time U.S. National Junior Champion.
Dr. Amir Lamei is the son of Shihan Siamak Lamei. He started training under his father at age 6 and has been in martial arts for 27 years. He holds a Yondan (4th Degree) Black Belt in both Shotokan karate and Olympic Style Taekwondo (World Taekwondo Federation), and a Sandan (3rd Degree) Black Belt in ITA Taekwondo, in which he won 9 National Championships. In 2003 he and his father started Ultimate Karate and Fitness in Marietta and are proud to have led many of their students to becoming state, regional, and National Champions. Sensei Amir took a hiatus from teaching martial arts in 2010 when he moved to Augusta, Georgia to attend the Medical College of Georgia.
He graduated from Dental school in 2014 and continued his education by specializing in Orthodontics. While in Dental school, Dr. Lamei was inducted a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and served as President of the American Student Dental Association. He is now practicing Orthodontics in Marietta with Dr. Harold Enoch and is happy to be back in the dojo.