Instructors

Dave Sanchez (owner) - Master Instructor - Taekwondo, Senior Instructor - Hapkido

Master Dave Sanchez started his martial arts career when he was a teenager studying Shotokan Karate in his hometown back in New England. When he moved to the DC area in the early 90's he studied a few different art forms before landing at a school where he could learn both Korean Taekwondo & Hapkido. He continued to study both disciplines for the next 15 years, considering both Taekwondo & Hapkido to have a different focus yet are complimentary to each other. Along the way to attaining his current ranks (5th Dan Taekwondo, 2nd Dan Hapkido) he instructed many classes and enjoyed working with all the adults and the many kids that have come through the training center and meeting their families and friends.

 

Dr Scott Muzinski - Master Instructor - Hapkido

Dr. Scott Muzinski (DC, NMD) has been involved in martial arts for over 40 years. A direct student of Grand Master Cha Sok Park he has a 6th degree black belt in Hap Ki Do, he holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do 5th, and Judo 1st, under Master Park. He also has a 1st Dan Black Belt in Aikido, has practiced Karate escrima, and Arnis, Jeet Kun Do, western boxing, both western and eastern fencing styles and kendo as well as other arts and practices.

 

 

Mohammed Husseini - Master Instructor - Taekwondo

Master Mohammed Husseini is a 5th Dan in Tae Kwon Do and was a National Tae Kwon Do Champion in Afghanistan. He studied under Grand Master Cha Sok Park at the Oriental Sports Academy. Master Mohammed teaches the Children, Teenagers and Adult Tae Kwon Do classes.

 

 

 

Erin Tomasello - Senior Instructor - Taekwondo

Erin Tomasello is a 2nd Dan in Taekwondo and experienced instructor. She started her training in martial arts as a teenager in the Youn Wha Ryu system of Taekwondo under Grandmaster Man Hee Han and began practicing Kukkiwon-style Taekwondo in 2009. Erin's focus as an instructor is on helping students set a foundation of correct technique for kicks, strikes, and blocks, refining crisp power and speed in poomse, and in developing confidence in self-defense through striking and blocking partner drills. Erin teaches the Saturday morning fundamentals and striking classes and assists with kids and adult programs during the week.

 

George Johnson - Senior Instructor - Taekwondo

Mr. George Johnson has been involved in martial arts since 1980. After moving around the country and training in various schools he settled on Korean Style martial arts under Grand Master M. P. Kim. He received his 1st and 2nd Dan studying a combination of Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do, and weapons while working at the U.S. Tae Kwon Do College. Mr. Johnson received his 3rd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Grand Master Young Keun Chun.

 

 

Kian Alikhani - Instructor - Taekwondo

Kian Alikhani is a 3rd Dan in Tae Kwon Do, and has been doing the sport since he was four years old. He has been to many competitions and has gone to numerous Tae Kwon Do competition camps out of state including ones in Alabama and Puerto Rico. He is an active member of the training center, whether it being partaking in classes, helping with the tests, or teaching classes, and makes it his duty to give back to the training center that brought him to where he is today.

 

 

Jack Doll - Instructor - Taekwondo

Jack Doll is a 2nd Dan in Taekwondo and also a student in Hapkido. He has studied martial arts for more than 10 years, and continues his studies today. Currently Jack teaches the youngest JDKMA students, and primarily instructs the after school classes. A native of Arlington, he currently attends Washington-Lee High School.