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Master Rick Hoadley

Certified Master Instructor
8th Degree Black Belt
45+ Years Experience

Cassie Baker

Owner and Certified Level I Instructor
2nd Degree Black Belt

Certified Instructors

Malcolm Arnold

4th Degree Black Belt
Certified Senior Instructor
15+ years experience

Jillian Lane

3rd Recommend Black Belt
Jr. Certified Instructor

Kathleen Jester

4th Degree Black Belt
Certified Instructor
15+ years experience

Master Rick Hoadley

Master Instructor 8th Degree Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo, began his career in sports as co-captain of his high school football and wrestling teams. He then went on to wrestle and play football at Western Michigan University. He began training in Taekwondo in 1972.

Master Hoadley began training with Master Robert Allemier and Master Haeng Ung Lee, founder of the American Taekwondo Association. Master Lee was an instructor in the Headquarters Intelligence Division of Central Intelligence Agency during the Korean War, and one of the first Korean nationals to bring Taekwondo to the United States. Master Haeng Ung Lee was one of the finest instructors to be certified by the legendary Chungdo Kwan, considered by many historians to be the finest academy teaching advanced foot techniques in the world.

After 15 years of training under Master Lee, Master Hoadley became one of the Founders of the United States Taekwondo Alliance, and later the International Taekwondo Alliance, serving on the board of directors for 20 years.

In 1994, Master Hoadley began training under Sensei Berl Parsons in the Weeping Willow Style of Jujutsu. Sensei Parsons was a United States Marine stationed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1957 when he was introduced Sensei Tensu Yammato, 10th Degree Red Belt in the 4,000-year-old Weeping Style of Jujutsu. Sensei Parsons is an 8th Degree Black Belt in the Weeping Willow Style and a retired military veteran, serving almost 20 years in Elite Military Operations for the Central Intelligence Agency, including two tours of Viet Nam.

Master Hoadley is a career Martial Arts Instructor possessing over 45 years of professional experience. He has copyrighted a teaching manual that has pioneered the relationship of Taekwondo to school children’s academic performance and was involved with the conception and completion of the research project conducted by Professor William C. Martin, Ph.D. in Education at the University of West Florida which documented improvement in self-esteem, grades, and social-competence by students involved in the Taekwondo program.

Master Hoadley has trained professional instructors who currently own and operate Taekwondo schools in Greensborough, Winston-Salem, Charlotte Raleigh, and High Pointe, North Carolina, Gulfport, Jackson, and Orange Grove, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama.

Master Hoadley is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and offers instruction in weight training as well as martial arts training. Master Hoadley co-authored “The Diet” with IFBB Professional Mike Horn.

Cassie D. Baker

 

Cassie Baker, 2nd Dan, Choong Sil Kwan Certified Level I Instructor, began her martial arts training in 2016 under Master Instructor Rick Hoadley. What began as a hobby and fitness outlet, quickly grew into a passion and career.

She received her 2nd Dan Black Belt in December 2019 while also pursuing her instructor certifications. Mrs. Baker is dedicated to tournaments –herself participation in seven as of 2020. She, therefore, makes it a priority to train and prepare her students for competition with others as well as themselves.

She has now attended four black belt camps in Deer, Arkansas with National Director of Choong Sil Kwan Federal, Grand Master Bob Hardin & Master Alison Hardin.

Teaching Taekwondo became a joy that Mrs. Baker never knew she would have, that is why she pours herself into continuing her own training as a martial artist and school owner.

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School Location

9120 Airport Blvd, Ste. H
Mobile, Al 36608
251-776-1978

School H0urs

Mon.: 9:30am - 12:30 pm; 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Tues.: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed: 3:30am - 12:30 pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Thurs: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: Closed

 

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