Sean Baxter

Sean Baxter

New Taekwondo America Sr Partner Mr. Sean Baxter 7th Degree Black Belt Owner of Concord Taekwondo Concord, NC When Mr. Baxter was 16 he started watching Kung Fu Theater every Saturday and the 1984 debut of the Karate Kid movie was the final nudge he needed to give...
Mel Thompson

Mel Thompson

New Taekwondo America Sr Partner Ms. Mel Thompson 6th Degree Black Belt Hilliard Taekwondo Academy Hilliard OH Ms. Thompson started her martial arts journey as a lobby mom, enjoying the few moments to herself to be able to read while her son and daughter were in class...
Bill Mischke

Bill Mischke

New Taekwondo America Sr Partner Mr. Bill Mischke 6th Degree Black Belt Owner of Flower Mound Taekwondo Flower Mound, TX (Dallas suburb) Mr. Mischke started his martial arts training in 1983 when he was 23. A high school friend had opened a martial arts school nearby...
Jenny Lacy

Jenny Lacy

Mrs. Jenny Lacy Becoming Taekwondo America’s Newest 8th Degree Black Belt at the September 2018 National In 1985, after sitting and watching her husband for countless classes, Mrs. Lacy decided to try her first taekwondo class. As she tells it “long ago, in a land far...
Jason Kesler

Jason Kesler

Mr. Jason Kesler Will Earn His 7th Degree at the September 2018 Nationals Mr. Jason Kesler Fishers Elite Martial Arts Will Earn His 7th Degree at the September 2018 Nationals Mr. Kesler took his first class as a favor for a friend and enjoyed it immensely. After two...
Robby Lacy

Robby Lacy

Mr. Robby Lacy will be the First to be awarded 9th Degree Black Belt at the September 2018 Nationals Mr. Robby Lacy Taekwondo America’s First 9th Degree Black Belt Where it all began … Mr. Robby Lacy took his first taekwondo class in April 1977 (one month before the...
Michael Dominach

Michael Dominach

Mr. Michael Dominach awarded his 7th Degree Black Belt at the January 2018 Nationals Mr. Michael Dominach, owner of Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy in Independence KY, started Taekwondo in January of 1991.  He finds it almost unbelievable that this new rank marks 27...
Jason Byrd

Jason Byrd

Mr. Jason Byrd began his martial arts journey early in 1993 at Mr. and Mrs. Lacy’s Taekwondo school in Roanoke Virginia. Because it was about an hour drive each way for his family he could only make it to class a couple of times a week until he got his drivers...
Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Mrs. Elizabeth Davis began taking Taekwondo in 1985 at Faulkner State College in Bay Minette Alabama. After transferring to the University of South Alabama she started taking classes from Mr. Warren Davis and Mr. Rick Hoadley. Mrs. Davis began teaching Taekwondo in...
Sean Baxter

Sean Baxter

Mr. Sean Baxter, owner of Concord Taekwondo America, is awarded his 7th Degree Black Belt Karate Kid came to the neighborhood theaters the summer Mr. Baxter turned 18. After a childhood of wielding homemade bo-staffs with friends inspired by Black Belt Theater and...