Our Instructors & Staff Members

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.

Here are a few of USA Spirit Martial Arts Academy's instructors and other staff members.

Grand Master Gregory Washington (SEE MASTER'S BIO)
8th Dan Black Belt

Grand Master's Grandson(Dorien Gregory Washington)

Bobby Hacker (4th Dan)

Bobby Hacker

Danny Hacker(4th Dan)

Ashton Plebanek(3rd Dan)

Olivia Sommer

Jim Hanna (3rd Dan)

Kim Hanna (3rd Dan)

Jorge Ruiz (3rdDan)

Lauren Vari (3rd Dan)

Alexander Lawlor (2nd Dan)

Christopher Murphy(2ndDan)

Lyndsay Special(2ndDan)

Sophia Diaz (1st Dan)

Savannah Solorsano (1st Dan)

Saray Hernandez (1st Dan)

Chris Special (Event Coordinator)

Sandy Pesavento (Event Coordinator)



For more information about the USA Spirit Martial Arts Academy staff or training programs, please contact us at 815.834.1918 or by clicking here.