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Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt

Date Started Taekwon-Do: April 2008
Birthday: April 8th, 1962

What type of pets do you have and what are their names: Dog-Mac, Cat-Topper

What did you want to be when you were a child: Navy Officer
Favorite part of class:

2011 Internationals

Bronze Medal Adult Men Red Belt Sparring

Old Profile Pic


Where were you born: Argentia, Newfoundland
What countries/states have you lived in: Canada, Virginia, Maryland, Rhode Island, California, Washington, Kansas, Nebraska & Nevada
What sports/hobbies do you have other than Taekwon-Do: Bicycling. camping and travel
What is your favorite food: Pizza

What would you like others to know about you: I have been to all 50 states and 14 foreign countries.


4th Degree, USTF-4-730, August 2020, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

3rd Degree, USTF-3-1309, August 2017, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

2nd Degree, USTF-2-3154, February 2015, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

1st Degree, USTF-1-10963, February 2012, Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska


USTF: 19-366

USTF Class C Instructor, 2012

USTF Class A Referee, Feb 18, 2017, 10/19

USTF Class B Referee, March 8, 2014

USTF Class C Referee, Jan 15, 2011

USTF Breaking Seminar, May 2017

USTF Knife & Weapons Course, Feb 2018

2022 Hours: 24 - USTF Referee Seminar - MO

                          - USTF Technical Course - CO

                          - Sereff TKD World Camp - CO

2020-2021 no requirement - Covid 19

2019 Hours: 16 - USTF Step Sparring Seminar - MO

                              - USTF Referee Seminar - NE

2018 Hours: 32 - USTF Knife & Weapons Course - CO

                               - USTF 2018 World Summer Camp

                                - USTF HSS Course - MO 

                                - USTF Breaking Seminar - MI

2017 Hours:  16 - USTF Referee Course - CO

                         - USTF Breaking Seminar - WA


1. Why did you start Taekwon-Do:I wanted to learn how to defend myself and gain self-confidence
2. What made you interested enough to join: My wife and child started and I didn't want to be the odd-man out
3. What did you think being a black belt meant before you started training: Being able to break stuff with your hands and defeat multiple opponents at the same time
4. What do you think being a black belt means now: Knowledge and discipline


5. What changed your opinion: The experience of taking class
6. What was your goal when you started Taekwon-Do: Learn basic self-defense
7. What is your goal now: To improve my sparring skills

5 Board Side Piercing Kick - February 2015




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