Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of USA Spirit Martial Arts Academy's instructors and other staff members, starting with Gregory Washington:

Gregory Washington  (Kwang jang Nim)
(SEE MASTER'S BIO)
6th Dan Black Belt

Trained under Master Kenneth Washington(Karate, Tampa Florida)

GrandMaster Chul Koo Yoon(KTA)Indianapolis,Ind.

Master Donald Cottee(KTA Indianapolis)

Master Garth Cooley(KTA,Ind.)

GrandMaster Thomas Perry(Springfield,Ill.)

Master Lee Shin(Mokena,Ill.)

Master J.P.Woods (Gumdo)Ill.

Master Park (Gumdo)Maryland,

GrandMaster Bill Byoung Cho(St. Charles Ill.)

Vice President of Lockport Kiwani's Group,

Member of Family Harvest Church Tinley Park Ill.

Master's Grandson(Dorien Gregory Washington)
Rajer Shah  (3rd Dan Black Belt)
Adult Instructor

Rajer Shah
Andrew Galletti  (3rd Dan Black Belt)
Andrew Galletti has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Bobby Hacker  (3rdDan Black Belt/Nationals Competitor)
Bobby Hacker has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Danny Hacker  (3rd Dan Black Belt/Jr Olympian Nationals Competitor)
Danny Hacker has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Lauren Vari  (2nd Dan Black Belt)
Senior Instructor

Lauren Vari
Olivia Sommer  (3rd Dan Black Belt)
Olivia Sommer has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Matthew Galletti  (3rd Dan Black Belt)
Matthew Galletti has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Justin Shah  (2nd Dan Black Belt)
Junior Instructor

Justin Shah
Hailey Shah  (2nd dan Black Belt)
Junior Instructor

Hailey Shah
Jorge Ruiz  (2nd Dan Black Belt)
Adult Instructor

Jorge Ruiz
Brian Steinhagen  (2nd Dan)
Adult Instructor

Anders Taylor  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Anders Taylor has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Anders Taylor
Dr Robert Finley III  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Dr Robert Finley III has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Nicholas Finley  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Nicholas Finley has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Rian Jaquat  (2nd Dan Black Belt)
Rian Jaquat has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

David Taylor  (1st Dan)
Father of Anders

David Taylor
Ben Steinhagen  (1st Dan)
Ben Steinhagen has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Jim Hacker  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Jim Hacker has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Wade Davis
Wade Davis has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Wade Davis
Jacob Szypulski  (3rd Dan Black Belt)
Jacob Szypulski has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Wiiliam Finley  (1st Dan)
Wiiliam Finley has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Emily Davis
Emily is one of our Outstanding BlackBelts and a Champion Softball Player.

Austin Molitor  (1st Dan)
Austin Molitor has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Austin Molitor
Steven Davis  (1st Dan)
Steven Davis has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Jessica Gntek  (1st Dan)
Jessica Gntek has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Katie Steinhagen  (1st Dan)
Katie Steinhagen has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Nikolai Alferez  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Nikolai Alferez has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Dunstan Alferez  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Dunstan Alferez has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Dylan Begeske  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Dylan Begeske has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Alexander Lawlor  (1st Dan Black Belt)
Alexander Lawlor has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

For more information about the USA Spirit Martial Arts Academy staff or training programs, please contact us at 815.834.1918 or by clicking here.