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)
7th Dan Black Belt

Grand Master Duk Guk Kwon

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.)

Master Lee Shin(Mokena,Ill.)

Grand Master J.P.Woods (Gumdo)Ill.

Master Park (Gumdo)Maryland,

Grand Master Bill Byoung Cho(St. Charles Ill.)

Vice President of Lockport Kiwani's Group,

Member of Family Harvest Church Tinley Park Ill.

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

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

Bobby Hacker
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.

Danny Hacker
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.

Olivia Sommer
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

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.

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.

Steven Davis  (2nd Dan)
Steven Davis 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rayden Cherco  (2nd Dan)
Rayden Cherco has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Roberto Mendoza  (2nd Dan)
Roberto Mendoza has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Tatiana Nelson  (2nd Dan)
Tatiana Nelson has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

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

Christopher Pavlopoulos  (2nd Dan)
Christopher Pavlopoulos has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Elaina Pavlopoulos  (2nd Dan)
Elaina Pavlopoulos has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Lianne Maugeri  (2nd Dan)
Lianne Maugeri has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

John Maugeri  (2nd Dan)
John Maugeri has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Joseph Pongratz  (2nd Dan)
Joseph Pongratz has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Wade Harlow  (2nd Dan)
Wade Harlow has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Joe Dowjotas  (2nd Dan)
Joe Dowjotas has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

John Dowjotas  (2nd Dan)
John Dowjotas has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Tony Wiesch  (2nd Dan)
Tony Wiesch has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Steve McCormick  (2nd Dan)
Steve McCormick has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Lori Baker  (2nd Dan)
Lori Baker has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

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

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

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

Jim Hanna  (2nd Dan)
Jim Hanna has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Kim Hanna  (2nd Dan)
Kim Hanna has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

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

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

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

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

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

Greg Stoubelis  (2nd Dan)
Greg Stoubelis has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

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

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

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

Nicholas Katello  (2nd Dan)
Nicholas Katello has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Emerald Tagle  (2nd Dan)
Emerald Tagle has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

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

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

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

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

Derek Deskin  (2nd Dan)
Derek Deskin has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Noah Mayo  (2nd Dan)
Noah Mayo 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.