INSTRUCTORS

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Richard DeFeo - Sah Dan, Master Chief Instructor

Mr. DeFeo is a fourth-degree black belt instructor certified through the World Tang Soo Do Association.  He is also a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  He has specialized training in flexible and edged weapons, and he is currently training in Modern Arnis.

Mr. DeFeo has competed in and won medals at local, regional and world tournaments in forms including open hand, knife and sword   He has also competed in and won in sparring.  Mr. DeFeo has made martial arts a way of life since 1988.  He teaches all ages and levels, and develops and implements the training of class instructors.
 

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Saundra DeFeo - E Dan, Class Instructor

Mrs. DeFeo is a second-degree black belt instructor certified through the World Tang Soo Do Association. She specializes in teaching beginning students as well as teaching the women’s karate and self-defense program. Mrs. DeFeo has competed in and won medals at local, regional and world tournaments. Mrs. DeFeo is also a certified yogini who has been teaching yoga for more than twenty years. In the last few years she has been studying and practicing qi gong and meditation.

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Edgardo Gonzalez - Cho Dan, Instructor Trainee

Mr. Gonzalez is a first-degree black belt instructor trainee. He is a Junior and an honor student at Matanzas High School. He began training in Tang Soo Do with Moo Do Academy during an after school karate program held at Indian Trails Middle School. Mr. Gonzalez is involved in both swimming and track and field at Mantanzas High School and assists with the youth and adult martial arts classes and is a member of the Moo Do Academy Demo and Competition Team.

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Colson Fairchild - Cho Dan, Instructor Trainee

Mr. Fairchild is a first-degree black belt instructor trainee. He is a sophomore at Menendez High School and active within his school and church. Mr. Fairchild assists with the Little Dragons, youth, and adult classes. He is a member of the Moo Do Academy Demo and Competition Team.

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Alexis Mugford - Cho Dan, Instructor Trainee

Alexis Mugford is a first-degree black belt instructor trainee. Ms. Mugford assists with the Little Dragons, youth, and adult classes. He is a member of the Moo Do Academy Demo and Competition Team.

Jeff Rankin - Cho Dan Bo, Instructor Trainee

Mr. Rankin is a black belt candidate and instructor trainee. He also holds a second-degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu Kobukan. He continued his training in Wing Chun Gung-Fu, and TKD ITF/WTF under John Chung, and is a national martial arts champion. Mr. Rankin assists with youth and adult classes and is the coach and choreographer of the Moo Do Academy Demo and Competition Team.