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Master Spillmann was, at times, a very difficult child and needed discipline and focus. So to keep him active at the age of four (1960s), his parents started him in Judo and Korean Karate at the local YMCA in New Jersey. Learning the martial arts helped him…

Master Suzan Crochet has run a school in Shawnee, KS since 1992.  She is President of the Phoenix Group and is currently the Chairman of the Discipline and Reconciliation Committee for the ITF. She handles all the administrative functions for the Phoenix Group. She is the senior member of the Promotion Board for the Phoenix…

Master Blakeley has trained continuously in the art of Taekwon-Do since 1972 and started his first school in 1979 as a red belt. Master Blakeley tested for his 1st Dan in September of 1980 under the direction of Mr. Harley Galloway of Clovis, New Mexico. He currently has…

Master Howard has run a school in Houston, Texas since 1997.  He is a member of the Promotion Board, an International Instructor, a Class A Umpire, and was designated All-Around Umpire at the World Championships in London, England in 2008. He has been a USA coach at…

Mr. Hurben runs a school in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He is a member of the Phoenix Group Promotion Board, an International Instructor, and a Class A Umpire.  He was the Chief Umpire at the 2012 Nationals.  He has been the most recent coach for the United States at the…

Dr. Johnson trains under Master Suzan Crochet and has lived in South Korea since 1999. He has spent over 31 years studying Korean martial arts. He runs a student club at Kyung Hee University and has taught ITF Taekwon-Do, Hapkido classes and/or workshops in Thailand, South Korea, and…

Mr. Tony Parris began training in 1974 at the East End Karate Club under Mr. Earl Ross who taught both Isshinryu Karate and Chang Hon Taekwon-do and in Plainfield, N.J. He was the lead instructor for Mr. Ross and studied there until the club closed 1984…

Mr. Kok Chuan Tiew has run a school in Witchita, Kansas since 2006. It is his goal to introduce and promote ITF Taekwon-Do to the people in Wichita, Kansas. His school became known as National TaeKwon-Do Wichita in 2014.
Mr. Tiew started practicing ITF Taekwon-Do in Malaysia in…

Mr. Robert Hansen is a 4th dan with Maum Sin Yong Taekwon-do at Beck Recreation Center in Aurora, Colorado. He started Taekwon-do in 1990 with Dr. Kramer who at the time was Ms. Kramer a 2nd dan. He competed in his first open tournament as a 9th gup white belt and…

Matt Lepley began training in ITF Taekwon-Do in 1994. He has competed around the world and medaled at every ITF World Championship since 2010. He was the captain of the USA Men’s Team at the World Championships in 2014 and 2016. He currently...

Mr. Nick King has been in and around TaeKwon-Do since hw was 10 and competed at national and world levels. His instructor is Master Suzan Crochet. He enjoys teaching children and adults alike especially when they have that hunger in their eyes to learn more and work hard. He helps...

Mr. Evan Reynolds began his Taekwon-Do training in the summer of 2008 at the age of 25, under the instruction of Mr. Martin Tuinzing of Guardian TaeKwon-Do and Senior instructor Master William Howard of Global Taekwon-Do. In the Spring of 2011 he stepped into the rank of...

  • Born in arizona 06/14/1979
  • Graduated Bisbee High School 1998
  • Us Army 1997-2002
  • Cochise Community College AA 2009

Dr. Kishori Deshpande is a first degree black belt and an instructor of the Yom-Chi Taekwon Do group in Lake Jackson, TX. Dr. Deshpande received her training with Mr. Mauricio Leano and continues to train with Master Howard’s school in Cypress. If you are in the neighborhood, she…