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  • Head Master Teresa Throckmorton

    Taekwondo & TKD Fitness

    Master Throckmorton is a 5th degree black belt Master Instructor certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon, the international...more

  • Master An

    Taekwondo

    Born and raised in Korea, Master An currently holds a 5th degree black belt. Master An is certified by the WTF and the Kukkiwon. He has been training... more

  • Grandmaster Park

    Taekwondo

    Grandmaster Park, 9th Degree Black Belt, has over 60 years teaching Taekwondo. He was the Head coach for the Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain in 1992... more

  • Richard Ruprecht

    Taekwondo

    Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Richard started training Taekwondo at the age of 12 and has been hooked ever since! He competed on the nationally...more

  • Vincent Della-Rocca

    Taekwondo

    A professional musician, as well as a Taekwondo Instructor, Mr. Della-Rocca performs in recording studios, live concerts and Broadway theaters...more

  • Martin Krasnoff

    Taekwondo

    Mr. Krasnoff is a native New Yorker. His experience in the martial-arts includes studies in both Shodokan Aikido and
    Goju ryu, a traditional style...more

  • Master Rommel

    Taekwondo

    Also known as, "Master Oatmeal", Master Rommel is a 4th degree black belt from the Philippines. He has been training for over 25 years and has competed...more

  • Master Yoo

    Taekwondo

    Master Yoo is a 5th degree black belt instructor certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon with a passion...more

  • Kareem Freckleton

    Taekwondo

    Mr. Kareem is a 1st degree black belt certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon, the international home of Taekwondo in Korea. He lives...more

  • Sean Bennett

    TKD Fitness

    Sean Bennett has been in the fitness industry for 30 years. Mr. Bennett brings his talents to NYC from his hometown of Seattle, Washington where...more

Teresa Throckmorton

Taekwondo & TKD Fitness

Master Throckmorton is a 5th degree black belt Master Instructor certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon, the international home of Taekwondo in Korea. She participated for many years in the competition circuit, winning numerous awards and medals. Under the guidance of 9th Dan Master Instructor Shihan Nick Adler, Master Throckmorton also trains in Isshinryu Karate. Devoted to teaching proper technique with the utmost precision, Master Throckmorton guides students mentally and physically on the path toward black belt excellence.

Master An

Taekwondo

Born and raised in Korea, Master An currently holds a 5th degree black belt. Master An is certified by the WTF and the Kukkiwon. He has been training and teaching Taekwondo for over 40 years. Prior to coming to the Untied States in 2012, Master An was a Taekwondo champion in Sparring and Forms. Master An has dedicated his life to the study of Taekwondo.

Grandmaster Park

Taekwondo

Grandmaster Park, 9th Degree Black Belt, has over 60 years teaching Taekwondo. He was the Head coach for the Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain in 1992, the U.S. World Championship Team in 1993, Head Coach for the U.S. World Championship Team in 1993 and Head Coach for the Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1994. Grandmaster Park retired into the Korean Amateur Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1966 as the only undefeated Taekwondo champion with over 6 1/2 years of international competition. In 1966 on the personal request from the King of Thailand, he taught Taekwondo to the Royal Family and U.S. Military and became the Father of Taekwondo In Thailand. He now owns and operates D.K. Park Taekwondo in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Vincent Della-Rocca

Taekwondo

A professional musician, as well as a 2nd Dan Taekwondo instructor, Mr. Della-Rocca performs in recording studios, live concerts and Broadway theaters throughout New York City. He began his martial-arts training studying Judo as a child until discovering Taekwondo in 2006. Mr. Della-Rocca enjoys the correlation between martial-arts and music in terms of personal development and satisfaction.

Martin Krasnoff

Taekwondo

Mr. Krasnoff is a native New Yorker and 2nd Dan black belt instructor. His experience in the martial-arts includes studies in both Shodokan Aikido and Goju ryu, a traditional style of karate. Discovering Taekwondo four years ago, Mr. Krasnoff discovered his passion and is now eager to share his experiences with both children and adults. Mr. Krasnoff is the founder and co-owner of Rand Realty NY, a boutique real estate firm specializing in apartments and townhouses in Manhattan.

Richard Ruprecht

Taekwondo

Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Richard started training Taekwondo at the age of 12 and has been hooked ever since! He competed on the nationally ranked Texas A&M Taekwondo Sparring Team, as well as, trained with the Mixed Martial Arts Team and competed in several Jujitsu tournaments. Richard recently received his 3rd Degree Black Belt at CPTKD and hopes to one day achieve his 4th Degree and the rank of Master. Mr. Richard is now our General Manager and one of our top instructors.

Master Rommel

Taekwondo

Also known as, "Master Oatmeal", Master Rommel is a 4th degree black belt from the Philippines. He has been training for over 25 years and has competed locally, in the states and nationally. He trains our children and adults and is lead on our summer camps. The kids love him!

Master Yoo

Taekwondo

Master Yoo is a 5th degree black belt instructor certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon with a passion for Taekwondo and kids!

Kareem Freckleton

Taekwondo

Mr. Kareem is a 1st degree black belt certified by the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon, the international home of Taekwondo in Korea. He lives and works in New York City and has studied Taekwondo for over 10 years. Kareem recognizes the importance of good fundamentals and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge to help students build their Taekwondo foundation through dedication, self-empowerment and indomitable spirit.

Valerie Vann-Oettl

TKD Fitness

native Floridian, Ms. Vann-Oettl has lived and worked in New York City for over 20 years. She has danced professionally in numerous modern dance companies, most notably Zvi Dance and Jeanette Stoner and Dancers, touring extensively in the U.S., Europe and South America. In order to support physical and emotional well-being and balance her rigorous dance and performance life, Ms. Vann-Oettl trained in the Pilates technique throughout her career and received her certification from Susan Moran, cofounder of Power Pilates. Ms. Vann-Oettl is also certified in Thai Massage and is a Polarity Therapy Practitioner, A.P.P.

Sean Bennett

TKD Fitness

Sean Bennett has been in the fitness industry for 30 years. Mr. Bennett brings his talents to NYC from his hometown of Seattle, Washington where he managed and taught group fitness at multiple health clubs. After working for some of the top NYC fitness clubs and maintaining a career as an international fitness model, Mr. Bennett joins us an enthused group fitness instructor.

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Summer Camp

June 16th - August 22nd
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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TKD Yoga Tune Up®

Wednesday
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

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Women's Self Defense

Dates will be announced soon!

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TKD Yoga Tune Up

Wednesday
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
with Laurel Beversdorf

(www.laurelyoga.com)

Yoga Tune Up® is a head-to-toe health and fitness system combining Yoga, Calisthenics, Corrective Exercise and Body Therapy in a way that heals damaged muscle tissue, increases overall strength, and bolsters the immune system. This creative approach to yoga challenges the body to think, react and restructure itself to maximize flexibility, strength and power. Reclaim mobility and improve stability in each of your body’s joints and micro regions. Learn more about your own anatomy, get relief from old and new injuries, and refine your sense of spatial awareness.

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