BLAISE FITZGERALD, 4th DEGREE BLACK BELT, KUKKIWON
Master Fitzgerald has studied Taekwondo for 15 years in Los Angeles. He has been an active tournament competitor, and he won the 2012 California State USA Taekwondo Championship. He was also an instructor in Los Angeles for 6 years. Before training Taekwondo, Mr. Fitzgerald was a USA Freestyle wrestler for 12 years in South Carolina, where he also earned the title State Champion. Recently, he studied poomsae with Grandmaster Jae Yoon Ahn, head forms instructor at the Kukkiwon. As well as being a competitor, he coached high school wrestling and turned out several State Champions. A proud father of two young children, he enjoys being a positive influence on young people.
TARA FITZGERALD, 2nd DEGREE BLACK BELT, KUKKIWON
Mrs. Fitzgerald has studied Taekwondo for 13 years in Los Angeles. She also has an extensive background in dance and music. She has taught voice and dance to both children and adults, and is our main instructor for the Little Dragons program. Along with Mr. Fitzgerald, she is a mother of two young children, and enjoys working with youngsters.
CASEY LAUER, BLACK BELT, KUKKIWON
Mr. Lauer's martial arts training began with American Kenpo Karate in Kansas during his youth. Since moving to the Los Angeles area in 2000, he has trained in Taekwondo, boxing, and professional wrestling. He is a 2013 Honor Award recipient from the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank.