Instructors

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Head Instructors

SMK Head Instructors develop the training curriculum, assess the students, and take the lead over all students and instructors. 

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Master Kim

Duke Kim

Owner and Grand Master at Supermaster Kim MAA (2010)

Graduated from Chung-Ang University (2002 / Seoul, South Korea) [Majored in Sports Science and Physical Education]

Studied Judo at Waseda University (2008 / Tokyo, Japan)

7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (2019) [KUKKIWON – World Taekwondo Headquarters]

Kukkiwon International Poom and Dan Examiner Certified [2nd Class] (2022)

Kukkiwon International Master Certified [3rd Class] (2022)

5th Degree Black Belt in JUDO (2017) [Korea Judo Association and USA Judo]

Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (2017) [Paul Creighton Mixed Martial Arts]

R.O.K SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND #653 (2005)

Republic of Korea The 16th President (Roh Moo-Hyun) Presidential Security Service Agent (2007)

Former Yong-In Tiger Martial Arts Head Instructor In Johns Creek, GA (2009)

National Judo Coach in USA Judo (2022)

Master Kim (Judo)

Master Jay

Judy-May du Preez

Manager and head instructor at Supermaster Kim MAA (2011)

4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (2018) [KUKKIWON – World Taekwondo Headquarters]

1st Degree Black Belt in Judo (2023) [Korea Judo Association and USA Judo]

Gold Medal: Yong-In Presidential Cup (2009)

Silver Medal: Yong-In Presidential Cup (2015)

Gold Medal: Master Shim’s World Class Open (2016)

Gold Medal: ATU Nationals (2016)

Gold Medal: ATU Nationals (2018)

Silver Medal: ATJA Judo Nationals (2019)

Gold Medal: ATJA Judo Nationals (2021)

Gold Medal: Eastern Martial Arts Festival (2022)

Gold & Silver Medals: Golden State Judo Open (2022)

Graduated from the University of North Georgia [Majored in Computer Information Systems and Minored in Cyber Security]

Instructor

Assistant Instructors

SMK Assistant Instructors are the mood makers! They take the lead on portions of the planned curriculum and provide more granular attention on individual students.

Mrs. Dayanna

Instructor Dayanna

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2nd Degree Taekwondo Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)
 
Mrs. Dayanna

Instructor Omar

Omar Meqdadi

2nd Degree Taekwondo Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)

Gold Medal: Atlanta Open International Championship

Silver Medal: Peach State Games

Bronze Medal: Atlanta Open International Championship (2014)

Gold Medal: Yong-In Tiger Martial Arts Taekwondo Festival (2017)

Gold Medal: Ha-Tae-Kyung  Taekwondo Championship (2018)

Gold Medal: ATU (2018)

Mr. / Mrs.

Our Leadership Team

Our instructors choose several members from leadership team who proved themselves ready to take a leadership role in our classes. These team members will demonstrate and echo what other instructors are teaching. They increase the class energy and motivate the students to do their best.

Instructor Brice

Mrs.Siri

Siri Vangala

 

Afterschool Coordinator, Assistant Instructor
 

Taekwondo Pre-Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)

Why I train: I joined Taekwondo to learn self-defense, but it gave me so many other things I never knew it could such as confidence in myself and my abilities, dedication, mental strength, and determination. As I trained harder, Taekwondo grew to be one of my most favorite things in the world. Now I train not only to increase my physical ability and mental power, but simply because I purely love the sport.

Why I teach: I am a naturally reserved and lone person and not much of either a leader or follower. I started teaching in order to change that, to be a leader who can lead a group of people to bring out more of their potential. I am also normally very impatient and short tempered, so I believed that working with young students and small children helps me to control my emotions and mind when things might not go the way I want them to.

 
 
Instructor Brice

Mr.Shreyas

SHreyas Yeldandi

 

Assistant Instructor
 
2nd Degree Taekwondo Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)
 
Judo 5th Keup (KJA – Korea Judo Association)
Instructor Brice

Mrs.Swathi

Swathi Kotrakona

 

 
Assistant Instructor
 
Taekwondo Pre-Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)
 
Why I train-

I train to be stronger, both physically and mentally. I train to build physical endurance but I also train in order to install motivation, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment within myself. Training as a team has also allowed me to build connections with my peers. 
 
Why I teach-
I teach in order to make connections with students. My goal is to teach them what I have learned over the years while also installing trust, curiosity, and confidence. Being an assistant instructor has also allowed me to gain leadership skills and has taught me the importance of being a good role model.
Instructor Brice

Mrs.Deveshi

Deveshi Nadakuditi

 

Assistant Instructor
 
1st Degree Taekwondo Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)
 

Gold Medal: Yong-In Tiger board breaking (2016)

Bronze Medal: Yong-In Tiger Sparring (2016)

Bronze Medal: Southeast Martial Arts Festival (2022)

Instructor Brice

Mrs.Meenatchi

Meenatchi Krishnappan

 

 
Assistant Instructor
 
1st Degree Taekwondo Black Belt (Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters)

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