I began my training at the age of 11 in 1973. At that time the art was called Korean karate. The style was actually Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do and is still taught today. My instructor (Danny Lane) was under the guidance of Master Sok Ho Kang who is accredited for bringing martial arts to this area. On May 28, 1973
Upon attaining the rank of master instructor, after 38 years of combined training and teaching, I opened the
Unlike what is being taught in many schools and called Taekwondo; the art has changed. Training methods have changed and now students achieve in less time what was only possible with years of training before.
I have competed for many years and still do so today. I have held the title 2 years in a row at the AAU Kentucky State Championships both in Olympic sparring and forms. I also am a national champion with the AAU.
I believe that an instructor should be a role model for students by setting the example of staying in shape with continued training and competition.
I was born and raised in
Taekwondo has many benefits with self defense being only an integral part of it. Those who dedicate themselves to the training become leaders and role models for others to look up to. You will learn to be the best at whatever you attempt in life in and outside the school. Taekwondo is a way of life that continually changes you into a better person if you are properly taught and diligent in your training. You can never learn everything about it in a few short years.
After 38 years I am still challenged by the many new changes and methods I am presented with. I invite those young and old to come and see the benefits our school has to offer and train with me.
Master Instructor Darrell F. Hall Jr. ~ 5th Dan