Meet Our Instructors


Head Master

Master Kibum Jang

Head Master

Professional

5th Dan Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
Certified Referee
Official Certified Master Instructor by KUKKIWON
Former Member of the Korean Nation Demonstration Team
Member of the WCT Masters Demonstration Team
Coached the Laos National Demonstration Team
Head Coach of WCT Derby Demonstration Team

B.A. Degree in Taekwondo from Kyung Hee University

25+ Years of Taekwondo Experience


Instructors

AJ Tampellini

Instructor

Professional

3rd Dan Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
Certified USAT Referee
Former CT State Demonstration Team Member
Competed in Nationals 2012

10th Place ECTC Poomsae Brown University (Out of 50)

1st Place Poomsae and Breaking 2017 WCT Tournament
Captain of WCT Derby Demonstration Team

Martial Arts Major at the University of Bridgeport

University of Bridgeport Poomsae Team Member

Outside Demonstration Organizer

14+ Years of Taekwondo Experience

Working Towards 4th Dan Master Black Belt

Jamie Santiago

Instructor

  • 2nd Dan Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 3rd Place Poomsae and Breaking 2017 WCT Tournament
  • 2nd Place Poomsae and Breaking 2018 WCT Tournament

Robert Dunbar

Instructor

  • 2nd Dan Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • Certified USAT Referee
  • 2nd Place Breaking 2017 WCT Tournament
  • 1st Place Sparring 2017 WCT Tournament
  • 1st Place Flying Side Kick 2017 WCT Tournament


Assistant Instructors

Laszlo Benedek

Assistant Instructor

  • 3rd Dan Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Competed in Nationals 2012-13
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • First Place Breaking and Power Breaking 2017 WCT Tournament
  • 2nd Place Breaking 2018 WCT Tournament
  • Iron Fist Champion Age 15-17 Division 2018 WCT Tournament

Zach Saracino

Assistant Instructor

  • 2nd Dan Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 1st Place Flying Side Kick 2017 WCT Tournament

Luke Chang

Assistant Instructor

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 1st Place Poomsae 2017 WCT Tournament
  • 3rd Place Power Breaking 2017 WCT Tournament

Luca Alvarez 

Assistant Instructor

  • 1st Degree Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 1st Place Poomsae 2018 WCT Tournament
  • 3rd Place Breaking 2018 WCT Tournament
  • 12th Place out of 20 Poomsae 2018 National Championships in Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2nd Place Breaking 2018 National Championships in Salt Lake City, UT
  • 3rd Place Poomsae and Breaking 2017 National Championships in Detroit, MI

Victoria Saracino

Assistant Instructor

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 2nd Place Power Breaking 2017 WCT Tournament

Dylan Novicio

Assistant Instructor

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 2nd Place Flying Side Kick 2017 WCT Tournament

Ashley Crute

Assistant Instructor

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 3rd Place Poomsae 2017 WCT Tournament
  • 3rd Place Poomsae and Iron Fist Breaking 2018 WCT Tournament

Atharv Gangwani 

Assistant Instructor

  • 1st Degree Black Belt, certified by KUKKIWON
  • Member of WCT Derby Demonstration Team
  • 3rd Place Weapons 2017 WCT Tournament