Having the right teachers can make all the difference when learning tae kwon do. Here at Excel Academy Of Tae Kwon Do, we have a vast team of experienced and qualified instructors, including those at the master level.
Our team loves helping each student progress and get better. Our goal is to help them develop their mental and physical skills while also having fun in the process.
Speak with an instructor today to discover more about our teaching process.
Referred to as "Master Rosie" by her students, she has been doing martial arts with Excel Academy since 1996. One of the sweetest, yet toughest people you will ever meet. With experience in Point Fighting and Full Contact Kickboxing. She has 14 years of teaching experience, so you can be sure that she will pass along a lot of her own knowledge. She is Master's G's Highest ranking instructor and second in command at our academy. She also has a little boy that loves to join Mama in practicing her moves!
A little personal martial arts history. I have been in martial arts for 29 years. I didn't start at a young age as most students do, I was in my mid 20's. But being older, I think it helped me to better understand the martial arts so that I could become a better teacher (instructor). It is a passion that has truly become a way of life for me.
I am Mr. Nathan or More Known as "Hollywood" I am a 3rd-degree black belt; I have been with Excel for almost 15 years now and I'm only 18. Excel has been my 2nd home since the beginning. I have been competing just as long as I love watching young kids to adults progress through the sport that has always been there for me and that's why I love teaching as it is my chance to give back to the next group of kids who are joining this wonderful sport that will do so much for them.
My name is Jacqi Brady. I have been doing Tae Kwon Do for almost 9 years. I help teach beginners and tiger tots. I enjoy sparring the most! I also teach my fitness class JBBlitz which is a combination of mobility and strength training. I love to find new muscle groups to work instead of working the traditional muscle groups we all know.
My name is Mister Little Man or Matthew Renton (whichever you prefer it doesn't matter, I'll acknowledge you either way). I've been doing TKD for about 12 to 13 years now and Boxing for 7 years.
When I first joined Excel I was with them for a year and started doing their Kickboxing classes (that's what the original name was called before it became known as Boxing). I continue to do Boxing class and TKD at the same time because I believe if you have a skill or talent you should continue to pursue them and make a career out of it, which I plan to do. Don't waste something you learned, use it to achieve big dreams.
If any of your kids or if they want to I can teach them a few hand techniques. I always encourage many people to learn Boxing not only to learn how to fight with their hands but because Boxing gets lost in the debate of the greatest sports ever and once you learn Boxing people understand why it does deserve to be a part of that debate.
I hope that the students I teach don't just take the skills I give but also the respect that I was taught throughout my journey of being in Excel Academy. Without respect, you won't respect yourself or anyone, and you'll always fail.
My name is Miss Ember Bitner and I'm so excited to be an Excel Academy instructor! This school gave me some of the best years of my life as a student and it's an honor to give back now as an instructor.
I grew up with my father having a black belt in traditional Tae Kwon Do so my interest in the art was peaked at a young age. My instructors would push me to be my best at the school and my father would push me to train and be my best outside of the school. As a green belt, I had the privilege of being invited onto the original Excel competition team that competed at Diamond Nationals, AKA Grands, and many more throughout each year. This lead to me winning my first national award as an under belt.
I hope to instill in my students not just martial arts skills but how to emulate and live by the five tenets of Tae Kwon Do. Courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. It's not just a sport, it's an attitude. Always stay humble. Always stay teachable.