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Staff Biographies


Director & Master Instructor

Charles McDowell


Over 35 years of martial arts training, and over 15 years of full time teaching experience. Former U.S. Olympic Team qualifier & multi time international champion. Former Close Quarters Combat instructor for military and police organizations.

Master Charles oversees day to day operations, overall curriculum development, and classroom instruction.



Early Childhood Development & Business Administration


5th Dan Black Belt Kukkiwon Taekwondo

Kukkiwon Certified International Master Instructor

Kukkiwon Certified Poom / Dan Examiner

3rd Duan Wei Praying Mantis Kung Fu

1st Dan Japanese Juijitsu

CPR, First Aid, & AED Certified

NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Coach

USATaekwondo Registered Coach & Referee

U.S. Center for Safesport Certified

Voted #1 Youth Sport Coach in Loudoun County


Assistant Director & Instructor

Sabrina Adleson


National champion in Taekwondo. Ms. Sabrina oversees development of our Summer Camp & After School Programs, as well as offers training to students looking to compete at the highest levels.



Integrative Biology


3nd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo

1st Duan Wei Praying Mantis Kung Fu

CPR, First Aid, & AED Certified

USATaekwondo Registered Coach

U.S. Center for Safesport Certified

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