Instructors
Master J. Michael Olds
Head Instructor

Master Olds began studying the martial arts at the age of five.  Over the years,
he trained under many different masters, including World Champion and former
US National Team Coach, Grand Master Ki Moon Kwon, and 9th Dan, Grand
Master Jin R. Hong.  In addition to taekwondo, Master Olds has studied
numerous other martial arts, such as Karate, Hapkido, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-
jitsu, and trained under such notable masters as Tadashi Yamashita and Duke
Roufus.  Master Olds has competed throughout his decades of study and holds
medals at a state, national, and international level.  Vising Korea on many
occasions, he eventually moved to the birthplace of taekwondo to continuing
his training while teaching for the Jeollabuk-do Taekwondo Association.  As a
taekwondo instructor for more than 15 years, Master Olds has a wealth of
teaching experience with all ages, including children and young adults.
  • 6th Degree Black Belt, Chung Do Kwan
  • 5th Degree Black Belt, Kukkiwon
  • 5th Degree Black Belt, Jidokwan
Master Seonok Maeng
Instructor

Master Seonok began her training at a very young age and, by the time she
was twelve years old, moved away from home to become a competitive
taekwondo athlete.  By the time she graduated high school, she had accrued
countless medals at all levels of play and was signed by Jeonju city as a
professional competitor.  In addition to having a BA in taekwondo from Vision
University in South Korea, Seonok has spent years traveling abroad to teach
taekwondo via seminar and residency.  Her childhood masters are amongst the
greatest legends in taekwondo, including Youngae Seo, unquestionably the
greatest poomsae player in the world with the leading record of seven-time
world champion.
  • 5th Degree Black Belt, Kukkiwon
  • International Kukkiwon Instructor
  • Certified Taekwondo Coach, MCST
Masters J. Michael Olds and Seonok Maeng met in Korea while working in taekwondo.  After many years of teaching
and training abroad, they decided to move to the United States to start a martial arts school that combined the best
of eastern and western philosophy.  Their goal was to start a family while opening a family-friendly school that
taught more than just kicking and punching, but everything students might be inclined to learn, from throws and
submission to weapons and demonstration; however, more than anything, they wanted to open a school that
focused on the development of leadership life skills, such confidence, discipline, respect, integrity, and more.