Instructors

Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute

Instructors

Tom Kay –

Instructor Tom Kay
Tom Kay is a 6th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). Tom Kay is Master Choi’s highest ranking Black Belt instructor. With over four decades of training and teaching experience, Tom Kay has personally trained over 1,000 beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Sa Bum Nim Tom Kay holds many distinctions, including mountain training in Korea (twice), and the creation of his own form – Top Do Hyung. Tom Kay is one of Chicago’s most respected martial arts instructors.

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  • Edward T. Schroeder –

    Choi TKD Instructor Edward T. Schroeder
    Gwan Jang Nim Schroeder joined Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute (originally Choi Karate Institute) in 1974, at the age of 16 (CKI # 913). In 2007, after announcing his semi-retirement, Master Choi promoted Schroeder to 6th Dan Black Belt and designated him “second man” of Choi Style (Tong IL).

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  • Ron Ramsden –

    Instructor Ron Ramsden
    Ron Ramsden is a 5th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). Ron is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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  • Julio Diaz –

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    Julio Diaz is a 5th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). He has been a student of Master Choi since 1971 and studying Yoga since 1991. He has been incorporating Body-Mind Centering into his own movement practice since 2001. Julio holds a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is certified by the School of Body-Mind Centering in The Teaching of Embodied Anatomy in Yoga. He currently resides in the Philadelphia area. Julio Diaz is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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  • Elmer Gonzalez –

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    Elmer is a 4th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). Elmer is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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  • James G. –

    Choi TKD Instructor James G.
    Jim G. is a 5th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). Jim G. is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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  • Lina Jocis –

    Choi TKD Instructor Lina Jocis
    Lina is a 4th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). Lina is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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  • Julio Martinez –

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    Julio is a 4th Dan Black Belt, Sa Bum Nim (Master Instructor). Julio is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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  • James Spina –

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    Jim is a 2nd Dan Black Belt, Yu Dan Ja Nim (Instructor). Jim is one of the 9 active instructors at Choi Tae Kwon Do Institute.

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