My martial arts career was something that started out as what I thought was a necessity but has developed into something much more since I started training in 1982. My parents divorced in 1980 and I went through a period of time where I was always the new kid and the latest bully needed to establish his dominance.
Back then I trained only to learn how to fight. Little did I know that the word "Do" in Tae Kwon Do meant "the way." These tenets, values, and beliefs I learned helped mold me into the person I am today. I developed real life skills like Focus, Respect, Confidence, Leadership, and a Positive Attitude. Here is a little more about my martial arts background:
— World Tae Kwon Do Federation - 6th Degree Black Belt
— International Master Instructor -Licensed by The Kukkiwon - Level 3
— Universal Tae Kwon Do Brotherhood - 7th Degree Black Belt
— World Chang Moo Kwan Association - 6th Degree Black Belt
— International Tae Kwon Do Federation - 4th Degree Black Belt
— United States Tae Kwon Do Federation - 4th Degree Black Belt
— Ho Shin Sul Society - Member
— United States Karate Association - Member
I have a very competitive spirit and was very active on the Open and Tae Kwon Do circuits from 1988 - 1993 for both Olympic and Point styles. Those were great memories and I have continued to compete intermittently over the years to keep my skills refined. Ironically I have found even more enjoyment from coaching my students.
Education has always been important to me. In 1992 I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University and completed a Master's Degree there the following year in Business Communications.
It is my sincere desire that I can pass along my teachings and help you to achieve your goals! I am always open to correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Robert Jueckstock, 4th Dan
Master Instructor Frank Anthonis, 4th Dan
Chief Instructor Adam Korrick, 3rd Dan
Sensei Mark Cummings - 3rd Dan
Black Belt - American Goju
Chief Instructor Ben Ervin, 3rd Dan
Instructor Kelly Shea, 2nd Dan
Instructor Alex Calmi, 1st Dan
Instructor Mark Losinski, 1st Dan
Instructor Kate Woods, 1st Dan