INSTRUCTORS

Call or email for more information on how you can join us. 

(804) 723-5446 or email: craig@tkdworks.com

7223 Stonewall Parkway  Mechanicsville VA 23111

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YOUR INSTRUCTORS: A Caring and Talented Group

Craig Simpson –  Believes that  TKD is an incredible vehicle for enhancing people’s lives. Craig believes that nothing compares to what TKD can do for you or your child and that is why he continues to teach the martial arts. The fitness, the confidence, the honor for others – its incredible and most importantly its attainable. It takes time and effort, but its worth it! Come give us a try.

About Craig:

-USA Taekwondo level 1 certified coach which makes him qualified to coach world class black belts

-4th degree black belt in TKD, 2nd degree Kukkiwon Black Belt, 1st Degree black belt in Korean Sword

-Certified in Close Combat Fighting.

-Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology, a B.A. in Physical Education and Psychology with a minor in Education and holds a certificate in coaching.

-Certified as a Life Coach, Addiction Recovery Coach and a Co-Dependency Recovery Coach.

-Currently a consultant for VCU’s Performance Management Group and the VA Dept. Of Health

-NESTA certified in Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training.

-He has coached HS football and college football – serving as an assistant coach in the strength and conditioning program.

-From the self defense side, besides his black belt, Craig has worked as a probation officer and a clinical counselor, working with both victims and criminals. This has given him a fuller and more in-depth understanding of the criminal mind and motivation to work with people to keep them from becoming victims.

DAVID SIMPSON:

-3rd degree TKD Black Belt and is currently working on his purple belt in Jujitsu.

-Currently training with the goal of competing as a professional MMA Fighter.  He has a winning amateur record and is training with top level coaches in the RVA area.  His high level of training means that our students get to benefit as well from his MMA and TKD training.

ALEXA OSWALD:

-Both a 2nd degree traditional Taekwondo black belt and a Kukkiwon Black Belt.

-13 time State Champion in Olympic Sparring.

-Bronze medalist at the 2013 USA Taekwondo Nationals Senior Black Belt Division.

-Trained at the US Olympic Center

-Has trained with several Olympic team members and Coaches including  Steven Lambdin, T J Jennings,  Arlene Limas, Juan Mareno

-Former team member of the Peak Performance and Next Level National Elite Sparring teams.

-She brings extensive experience and elite level TKD knowledge to our competition team.

CHRIS SIMPSON:

-Former Division 1 College football player

-2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Chris has trained in the martial arts for 18 years.

-Currently training  in Mixed Martial Arts and Jujitsu.

-Current member and coach on our TKD Competition team.

-Head Instructor for our Young Spartans Class.