TAEKWONDO & KICKBOXING TEACHERS

Our teachers are active practitioners and competitors, striving to lead by the best examples possible. We are grateful for the opportunity to do what we do.


 
 Jacob Cho Co-Founder, Owner & Operator Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing & Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Jacob Cho
Co-Founder, Owner & Operator
Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing & Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Jacob Cho

Mr. Cho has a lifetime of martial arts experience; starting his journey at a very young age under the tutelage of his father, Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, a living martial arts legend.

His martial arts experience includes practitioner, teacher, competitor, coach and team builder. He began Tae Kwon Do training at the age of 5, started competing shortly after, and was teaching by the time he was a teenager. Now into his mid 40s his consistent and regular training includes: TKD, Boxing, Kickboxing, Yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Meditation. He also enjoys weight training, running, hiking, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and says that these all complement each other. He looks forward to continued opportunities for growth and to be of service.

Mr. Cho holds a black belt in TKD, a purple belt in BJJ and is passionate about about sharing his knowledge.

 

 
 Erik Van Der Lee Kickboxing & Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Erik Van Der Lee
Kickboxing & Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Erik Van Der Lee

Erik has been training for many years. His primary disciplines include MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing. He currently trains at and fights out of team Subfighter MMA headed by Adam Lynn.

Erik has been a friend of the academy for some time now and has been working on adding some TKD specifics to his skill set.  

He is 8-4-0 as an MMA amateur and recently turned professional. He's also 1-0-0 as an amateur kickboxer. He holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a successful and active Jiu Jitsu competitor. 

At just 21 years young this dedicated martial artist is fast on the rise and brings great energy to his classes.

 

Junior TKD Instructors and Junior TKD Assistants:

 

Our Youth Program guides and nurtures the leadership process.  We are committed to helping shape strong, responsible, compassionate leaders.  This is our next generation.

Brayden Jenson
TKD Jr. Black Belt

Vincent Ewing
TKD Deputy Jr. Black Belt

Sabrina Yang
TKD 3nd Degree Red Belt

Sterling Radisay
TKD 2nd Degree Red Belt

Theodore Drews
TKD 1st Degree Red Belt

Jacob Burdiek
TKD 3rd Degree Brown Belt

Royce Newton
TKD 3rd Degree Brown Belt

Chloe Chang
TKD 2nd Degree Brown Belt

Aydan Bevacqua
TKD 2nd Degree Brown Belt

Jimmy Shea
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Alex Chang
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Leo Pardun
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

A.J. Sladeck
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Zachary Wang-Huhem
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Alex Wang-Huhem
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Elijah Furar
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Rex Bradshaw
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt

Sam Skenderian
TKD 1st Degree Brown Belt