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
Instructors
Trevor Olds
Assistant

Trevor is the younger brother of Master Olds.  He has been doing martial arts
since he was a little boy; however, he has also been interested in the theatrical
arts.  He combines these two passions with his certification in stage combat
and lends this expertise to the floor.  He assists with many of the classes and
also leads meditation.  Having taught acting at his summer camp for many
years, he has quite a bit of teaching experience.
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.
Staff
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.