Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors. Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.
Katie is a 5th DAN certified Master Instructor. She has been training in taekwondo for 18 years, and teaching for 10 years. She has competed and is a Gold Medalist at State and National Taekwondo Competitions in both Forms and Sparring. She graduated from the University of North Texas with her Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Katie is a certified Taekwondo Master Instructor through the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Headquarters in Korea.
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Mrs. Croft is a 3rd Dan Black Belt Certified through the Kukkiwon. She is the Head Instructor at our Haslet location and also teaches the Taekwondo Little Dragons program for students 4-5 years old. Michelle is the Taekwondo Summer Camp Director and facilitates Taekwondo Birthday Parties and Special Events. She also is a Demonstration Team Coach/Coordinator. She has a background in Education and experience with special needs children.
Kris Haydel is a 2nd Dan Black Belt certified through the Kukkiwon. Mr. Haydel has practiced Taekwondo since 6 years old, taking a quick 25 year break in between. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. When he’s not analyzing electric flying cars, he’s happily teaching TKD alongside his wife, Abby, and four beautiful children, Austin, Anna, Avery, and Amelia. His family is his rock, supplying endless hours of joy and inspiration not to take life too seriously.
Master Cory Franks has practiced Taekwondo for 22 years. He holds a 4th DAN Black Belt certification through the Kukkiwon. Mr. Franks also has a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing, Associates degrees in both nursing and music and is completing his master’s degree as a Clinical Nurse Leader. Mr. Franks and his wife live in Fort Worth with their son Cooper and Cameron. Mr. Franks credits much of his personal and professional accomplishments to the qualities he developed through his training in Taekwondo.
Chris d’Angelo is a 3rd Dan Black Belt Certified through the Kukkiwon. Mr. d’Angelo also runs our Competition Team that competes in Sparring and Forms. He is also a 1st DAN Blackbelt in Haidong Gumdo. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music and is an Eagle Scout. He and his family live in Fort Worth and all practice Tae Kwon Do.
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