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INSTRUCTORS

Grand Master O'Kelly
Grand Master Jonathan O'Kelly is an 8th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a certified instructor and national referee. He is the head instructor in the District of Columbia and Maryland for the Pan American Taekwondo Federation and a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

He has been practicing Taekwondo since 1974 and has been teaching since 1981. He has taught thousands of students and has promoted more than 800 Black Belts, sixteen to 4th degree Master.

Grand Master O'Kelly is a 2nd degree instructor of Hapkido and a pioneer in Cardio Kickboxing.


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Master Lidia O'Kelly
Master Lidia O'Kelly is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do and Instructor Certified by the Pan American Tae Kwon Do Federation. She has been studying martial arts since 1992 in Guilderland, New York. She received a Silver Medal at the AAU National Championship in Toledo, Ohio in the summer of 1994. During 1996 and 1998, she received certificates from the International Combat Hapkido Federation under Grand Master John Pellegrini.

She moved to Washington, DC in 1997. In 1998 she joined the Hung Tao Choy Mei Kung Fu Academy. During her studies in the Jow Ga Kung Fu system she traveled to China and Singapore in 1999 to compete at the 1st International Zhou Jia Quan Wushu tournament, where she won a silver medal. In 2002, she helped to establish the Northeast Tae Kwon Do School in the Washington, DC area.