About Our Instructors
Mr. Word is our Program Director and Master Instructor. He is a 6th Degree Black belt with over 30 years of martial arts experience. Mr. Word began his martial arts training in Clearwater, FL. After his yellow belt test, he knew the martial arts would be a lifelong endeavor. Throughout his Taekwondo training, Mr. Word has had the honor and privilege to train with many well known and influential Masters, such as, Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee, Grand Master Soon Ho Lee, Grand Master C.E. Sereff, and most notably, General Choi Hong Hi, the “Father of Taekwondo”. Mr. Word also has training in Small Circle Jujitsu (joint locks and pressure points), Kyusho-Jitsu (pressure point applications) and Modern Arnis (Filipino stick and knife fighting).
Mrs. Word is our Administrative Director. She is a 4th Degree Black belt and Certified Instructor with over 15 years of martial arts experience. Mrs. Word started her training in Gainesville, FL while attending the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) For the next several years she worked hard to earn her Black belt and eventually became a “Triple Threat” Florida State Champ winning medals and trophies in Forms, Sparring and Weapons. Today, she continues to enjoy competing, but truly loves teaching.
Mr. Bryant is a 3rd Degree Black belt, Trainee Instructor. He began training in Taekwondo in March 2007. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, drawing and taking Taekwondo. As a trainee instuctor, he assists in classes throughout the week. His ultimate goal is to become a Certified Instructor. Mr. Bryant's knowledge, patience, humility and energy make him an inspiring role model for our junior and adult students alike.
Miss Brown is a 2nd Degree Black belt, Trainee Instructor. She began her Taekwondo training in 2008. Miss Brown's enthusiasm for Taekwondo can be felt through her natural talent, energetic presence, focused drive to "master" the next skill and her cheerful repoire with others! Her main goals in Taekwondo are to become a Certified Instructor, to teach her own classes and eventually become a Grand Master! Along with Taekwondo, her hobbies are playing volleyball and basketball
Mr. Siu is a 2nd Degree Black belt, Junior Leader. He started training in Taekwondo in 2008. Mr. Siu's passion for Taekwondo can be seen in his intensity, techinque and spirit, and by his willingness to help anyone who asks! As a Junior Leader, his patience, knowledge and is eagerness to learn new things is an inspiration to everyone! Outside of Taekwondo, Mr. Siu enjoys building and creating things. His goal in Taekwondo is to train as long as he can, ultimately to become a 9th Degree!