Instructors

Our dedicated instructors teach the complete curriculum of Olympic style taekwondo including the philosophy and principles of the martial art.

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Master John

Master John started taekwondo (TKD) training in 1978. He received incomparable training under his GrandMaster Gwak Ki Ok, who is a 9th degree black belt from the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). Master Gwak saw John’s potential at a very early stage and subsequently trained Master John to the international standard of taekwondo. Master John went on to receive his first degree black belt in 1980 and presently holds a 6th degree black belt from the World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters in Korea.

In the early stage of Master John’s taekwondo career, he won the Ghana National Championship in 1980 and participated in many national and international titles. Due to his superb performances, he was nominated to participate and coach in the first ever US Open championship in Colorado Spring in 1992.

In 1993, Master John successfully passed his International Referee test in Madison Square Garden, New York. He has also coached and trained many taekwondo students at numerous TKD schools across the US. He is an active member of the community and provides his expertise and skills to not only his students but to other taekwondo schools domestically and internationally as well.

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Master Mike Amenu

Master Mike has been training and instructing taekwondo for more than 30 years. After receiving a distinguished training from Grand Master Gwaki Ki Ok, Master Mike quickly became an expert in taekwondo. Master Mike holds 7th degree black belt holder from World Taekwondo Federation(WTF).

Master Mike has participated and officiated more than twelve international events all over the world. In addition to his taekwondo skills, master Mike has management skills which has enabled him to organize, conduct seminars, officiate local and international taekwondo championships, and training instructors/beginners.

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Master Joseph

Master Joseph started taekwondo training in 1977 with the Ghana Armed Forces team under Grand Master Gwak ki Ok a 9th degree black belt instructor. Master Joseph is presently a 4th degree black belt instructor. Because of his skills and dedication in taekwondo, Master Joseph became the senior instructor of the Ghana Armed Forces team for 16 years, from 1979 to 1996.

His generosity of sharing his knowledge, skills and expertise in taekwondo, led him to start his own two general public taekwondo schools in Ghana where he taught and trained for over 10 years from 1985 to 1996. Master Joseph schools were recognized and highly regarded in Ghana as one of the best taekwondo schools. During this time as an instructor, Master Joseph was very successful and helped to produce talented members to the Ghana National team.

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Master Brekou Charles Bayou

Master Charles Bayou is a Kukkiwon certified 6th degree taekwondo black belt with over 40 years of experience. He started taekwondo in Ivory Coast in 1975, where be became the Ivory Coast National Taekwondo Champion.

Among his many accolades are: Head Olympic coach for Ivory Coast (2000), Silver and Bronze Medalist in the World Taekwondo Championships, Director of Ivory Coast Taekwondo Federation, Assistant sparring coach at Remarck Sports Taekwondo (Patrice Remarck is the head coach of the U.S.A. Taekwondo team), head coach for the Harlem taekwando sparring team and now the head coach of Jek’s taekwondo sparring team in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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MS. Joanne

Ms. Joanne started training in boxing and kick boxing in 1998. She began taekwondo training in 2001 and has achieved her 3rd degree black belt. It is her ability and skills in taekwondo which makes her a competent instructor.

Some her accomplishments include: Silver Medal (Sparring) – White Belt, Maryland State Championships(2001), Gold Medal in forms at the Amateur Athletic Union Championship. In 2004, she competed in then Captain’s Cup and won a Silver Medal in forms and Gold Medal in sparring. She also competed in the Maryland State Championships and won a Gold Medal in sparring and a Gold Medal in forms. In 2005, she competed in the Captains Cup and won a Bronze Medal in forms and a Silver Medal in sparring. In 2007, she competed in the Battle of the Warriors in Toronto, Canada and won a first place trophy in forms and first place trophy in sparring.