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.  Visi
ting Korea on
many occasions, he eventually moved to the birthplace of taekwondo to
continue 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 Taekwondo
  • 5th Degree Black Belt, Kukkiwon Taekwondo
  • 5th Degree Black Belt, Jidokwan Taekwondo
  • Purple Belt, Gracie Barra Bazillian Jiu-Jitsu
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 Taekwondo
  • International Kukkiwon Instructor
  • Certified Taekwondo Coach, MCST
Trevor Olds
Assistant

As Master Olds’ younger brother, Trevor has forged his own unique path
through the martial arts. Starting at a young age (as was the family tradition)
he ventured away from Taekwondo for a time to develop his skills as an Actor.
After finding success in that field
, he managed to bring his two passions
together and began working as a Stunt Coordinator for live theatre and film. He
has several hundred hours of experience teaching stunts and choreographed
violence to actors from ages twelve to over eighty. He holds certifications from
the Society of American Fight Directors in over half a dozen weapon disciplines
-
-from Rapier and Dagger to Quarterstaff to Sword and Shield--and has
worked professionally in New York City and Boston. He has now returned home
to finally earn his black belt and help with the school’s demonstration team
.
Isaac White
Assistant

Isaac has been on staff since 2017, joining us not long after we opened our
doors.  In addition to assisting with classes, Isaac helps out in many different
ways, including writing parts of the newsletter and planning many of the
community events.  Isaac also deals with a lot of the billing issues.
Sam Wells
Assistant

As the newest member of staff, Sam helps out where needed, doing everything
from cleaning to cutting the grass to promoting the business by various
means.  He assists with classes, particularly the grappling class and the Little
Warriors program.