About OUR MASTERS

Master Samuel Lee

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Master Samuel Lee is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, certified by the World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters, Kukkiwon, located in South Korea. Being involved in taekwondo since 1996 has given him over 16 years of experience in understanding the art and sport.


Some accomplishments include winning the grand champion title in traditional forms in the 7th National Tigers Cup Taekwondo Tournament (2010 Adult Black Belt Mens Division), certified WT TKD referee, and being a competitor in International Style kickboxing. Teaching since 2004 in both ITF and WTF style Taekwondo, his experiences have evolved his teaching style to infuse traditional martial arts methods and modern sports training as well. 


Teaching Taekwondo, Boxing/Kickboxing, and Acrobatic Martial Arts (Martial Arts Tricking) for many years to students of different walks of life, his teaching experience has been both enriching and diverse. He stands up to date with current tournament rules and regulations for Olympic style Taekwondo as a certified tournament referee, judge, and coach. He is also a UMBC graduate with a B.A degree in the field of psychology. 

Master Nury Criollo

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Master Nury Criollo is a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, certified by the World Taekwondo Federation Headquaters, Kukkiwon, located in South Korea. Being involved in taekwondo since 1998 giving her over 15 years of experience in the art and sport.


Master Nury has taught both ITF and WT styles over the years at both the recreational level as well as the competitive levels.


Master Nury's Certifications range from local to international level.


Kukkiwon International Master 3

Kukkiwon Examiner 3

WT Panamerican International Referee in Poomsae 3

WT Panamerican International Referee in Kyorugi 3


For the past 10 years she has trained and coached many National level athletes and continues to share her knowledge with all those who are willing to learn.