Grand Master Joe Giampietro – 9th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Grandmaster Joe Giampietro is a 50 year veteran of the martial arts and has been a very successful competitor and demonstrator as well as one of the most respected Master Instructors in this country. His ability to relay complicated techniques to his students is a key factor in their ability to excel in local, national and international competitions. He has trained and taught in the USA and Asia. He is one of only a few US instructors to operate Martial Arts Schools in Okinawa, Japan.
” I am a true believer in the Magic of Motivation.”
– Grandmaster Joe Giampietro
“The greatest gift an instructor can offer his students is not to share with him his talents, but to reveal to him his own.”
– Grandmaster Joe Giampietro
Master Michael Giampietro – 6th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Master Michelle Johnson – 6th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Master Michelle started as a white belt with NSMA under Grandmaster Giampietro in Okinawa Japan.
Marco Antonio Gomez – 4th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Mr. Gomez started Taekwondo when he was 7 Years Old. He is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt and has promotion papers to become a Master. Mr. Gomez has dedicated his life to learning and teaching the Taekwondo way.
His favorite quote is “Nothing is impossible as long as you put your mind, body and spirit into it!”
Tessa Obert – 4th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Ron Young – 4th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Mr. Young started Taekwondo at NSMA in 2007. He began taking classes with his son Landry Young in the summer of 2007. His daughter Haley Young started in the fall of 2007.
Mr. Young has over 20 years of martial arts experience as a Student, Instructor and Referee. He started Taekwondo originally in 1984 in Florida and has now achieved the rank of 3 Dan.
What do you enjoy the most?
Teaching others the way of the hand and foot. The difficult daily workouts and training. The teamwork and camaraderie amongst all of the NSMA students. Getting to know all the members of NSMA TKD family.
Do you have a favorite Martial Arts related book?
Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think
Do you have a favorite Martial Artist?
Yip Man – https://www.biography.com/people/yip-man-21370115
Master Rhonda Fay – 4th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Certified
Master Fay started Taekwondo in Okinawa, Japan at the age of 42. She is now a 4th dan Black Belt. She earned her first degree in May, 2008 in Okinawa.
Master Fay began Taekwondo to help her son to learn forms so that she could teach him at home. She soon found out that Taekwondo came naturally to her and continued learning.
Master Fay continues practice Taekwondo because she believes it is a great form of exercise. She has three children, two of which currently hold black belts. Master Fay is excellent with children and holds Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.