All of JTC's instructors bring years of experience and dedication to the craft and science of Taekwondo in order to provide a world-class learning experience to our students. We have a breadth of expertise and knowledge upon which our students can base their own studies as they journey deeper into the world of the martial arts.
Ms. Do Kyung Kim, Program Director and Chief Master Instructor
Ms. Kim began her study of Taekwondo as the wife of Grand Master Suh in 2001 and now holds a WTF Fourth Dan black belt. She is responsible for the development of the JTC business management system. Her smile is known to virtually every student, as well as the many family members who look to her for advice and assistance.
Mr. Edward Adamian, Assistant Grand Master
Mr. Adamian was 42 years old when he began his training. After thirty years with Grand Master Suh he is now a Fifth Dan black belt and continues to train each week with his two sons. He holds a degree in Mathematics from California State University, Hayward, and is also an experienced chef.
Mr. Francisco R. Flores, Head Instructor
Mr. Flores is a WTF Third Dan black belt who began training under Grand Master Suh in 1994. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He now is a full-time instructor devoted to all of the students as well as to the philosophy of JTC Taekwondo.
Mr. Marcus Adamian, Master Instructor
Mr. Adamian began studying Taekwondo at JTC at the age of 3. With over 28 years of experience, he has sustained great passion for the art of Taekwondo. He currently holds the rank of Fifth Dan black belt. Mr. Adamian enjoys teaching classes at JTC, and trains weekly with his father and younger brother. He is currently the CEO of Adamian Development Companies, LLC.
Dr. Samuel Ballon, Master Instructor
Dr. Ballon holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.D. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He began training at JTC in his 50's to improve his flexibility and is currently a WTF Fourth Dan black belt. Dr. Ballon is a Clinical Professor at Stanford University and has published two medical texts and over 100 research papers. He has written many articles for JTC Times. He is fortunate to have visited Korea on numerous occasions to enjoy the cultural and culinary experiences provided by Grand Master Suh.
Mr. Jin Hyoung Park, INSTRUCTOR
WTF 4th dan black belt
Mr. Park began his training at JTC at the age of 10 and has been a strong leader both as a student and as an instructor from the day he started.
MR. Christian Manalili, INSTRUCTOR
JTC 4th dan black belt.
Mr. Manalili began his training at JTC at the age of 7 and has been with us ever since. He recently joined us as an instructor to continue his dedication to the sport of Taekwondo.
MR. Aaron Braunstein, INSTRUCTOR
JTC 3rd degree black belt
Mr. Braunstein began his training at JTC in 1995 before taking time to focus on his career and building his family. As he is also a member of the JTC family, he returned recently and has continued his studies as both a student and an instructor.
MR. Justin Won INSTRUCTOR
WTF 4th degree black belt.
Mr. Won began his training in Korea and has continued his education here at JTC where he leverages his extensive knowledge of training techniques for the benefit of our students.