USKF Black Belt Directory

rankMembers Are Listed by Highest Rank in their individual Korean Martial Art(s) Style. In the event the member holds a higher rank in a non-Korean martial art, that style will be listed with the highest rank achieved in a Korean martial art first.  Although we attempt to keep this page up-to-date, we rely on members and member schools to provide us with current information. Please contact us to report missing or outdated information. write: info@uskido.org


IX DAN

IMG_0099GM Jeffrey Helaney (Click for Bio) 
President, United States Kido Federation
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (Chang Hon)
State of Residence: Nebraska

GM Jeff Helaney is the President and founder of the United States Kido Federation. GM Helaney is, also, a co-owner of Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts. He has been practicing martial arts since 1969 and holds black belts in TaeKwon-Do, Hapkido, Sports Karate, and Pent-Jak Silat. GM Helaney received his 9th Dan in TaeKwon-Do on April 26, 2014 from GM Dunn on behalf of the International Jun Tong TaeKwon-Do Federation.

 

 

DunnGM Robert Dunn
Founder,
International Jun Tong TaeKwon-Do Federation
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (Chang Hon)

State of Residence: North Carolina

Affiliated Organization Head

GM Dunn is the Founder of the International Jun Tong TaeKwon-Do Federation, a USKF affiliate organization. He is a direct student of GM Ahn, Eung Choon who was sent to the United States in 1974 at the direction of TKD founder General Cho, Hong Hi to help spread the growth of TaeKwon-Do into this country. GM Dunn is the USKF Traditional TaeKwon-Do Advisor and Historian.

 

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GM Troy Trudeau
President, World Tae Sool Association
Primary Styles: TaeKwon-Do and  Kuk Sul / Tae Sool Hapkido
State of Residence: North Carolina
Affiliated Organization Head

GM Trudeau holds a 9th Dan black belt TaeKwonDo and an 8th Dan in Hapkido. He is the founder of the World TaeSool Association and a World Kido Federation Regional Director.

 

Dr. Gregg Youstra
Primary Styles: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illnois
Retired

GM Youstra holds a 9th Dan black belt Traditional TaeKwonDo and is pioneer of  the arts in the Great Lakes area.

 


 

VIII DAN

Richards GM Brandon Richards
Owner, Seattle TaeKwonDo
Primary Style: Taekwondo (WTF)
State of Residence: Washington
USKF Advisory Board

GM Richards holds 8th Dan black belts in both TaeKwonDo and Hapkido. He is a Kukkiwon and USKF Advisory Board Member.


GM Richard Brabeck

Owner, Brabeck TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (Chang Hon)
State of Residence: Illinois
USKF Advisory Board

GM Brabeck is an 8th Dan in Traditional TaeKwon-Do and is a current USKF Advisory Board Member.

 

GM Russell Northup
President, Global TaeKwon-Do Alliance
Owner, Impact Martial Arts
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (Chang Hon)
State of Residence: Indiana
Affiliated Organization Head

GM Northup is an 8th Dan in Traditional TaeKwon-Do and the head of the Global TaeKwon-Do Alliance.

 

GM Rodney KauffmanIMG_7466 Owner, Kauffman’s Self-Defense Academy
Primary Style: Ne-De-U-Kan-Tae 8th Dan / TaeKwon-Do 8th Dan
State of Residence: Ohio
USKF Advisory Board

GM Kauffman is a well-known martial artist and competitor from the 1970’s. He is the past president of the Ne-De-U-Kan-Tae Federation. He holds black belts in multiple martial arts styles

 


VII Dan

MasterClineSenior Master Harold Cline
Owner,
Dynamic Martial Arts
Primary Style: Hapkido
State of Residence: Missouri
USKF Advisory Board 

Senior Master Cline holds a 7th Dan in Hapkido and is a well-known BJJ player.  He is premier level grappler and a strong supporter of children with disabilities.

Senior Master Marc Beller
Owner, Twin Rivers TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: Chung Do Kwan TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Master Beller is the owner of Twin Rivers TaeKwon-Do in Columbus, NE. He is the current president of the American Chung Do Kwan TaeKwon-Do Association.

 

MasterNixonSenior Master Shane “Evan” Nixon
Owner,
Millenia Martial Arts
Primary Style: TaeKwon-D0
State of Residence: Iowa
Former USKF Advisory Board 

Senior Master Nixon holds a 7th Dan in TaeKwon-Do and is the owner of one of the largest martial arts schools in eastern Iowa. Millenia Martial Arts.

MunyonMaster Michael Munyon
Owner, Munyon’s Academy of Martial Arts
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (ITF)
State of Residence: Michigan
Former USKF Advisory Board Member

Master Munyon is an ITF 7th Dan and holds a 4th Dan in Hapkido. He is the former ITF World Wide Military Liaison.


VI DAN

McDanielMaster Kevin McDaniel
President, Oh Do Kwan Martial Arts Association
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (ITF)
State of Residence: Wisconsin
USKF Advisory Board 

Master McDaniel is a former USTF (ITF) Region 5 Director. He currently oversees the Wisconsin based Oh Do Kwan Martial Arts Association.


V DAN

mattblank Master Matt Owens
Master Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Mathiam M’Bow
Owner, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI
USKF Coordination and Growth Relations

Master Kasey Keesamen
Owner, Dynamic Martial Arts
Primary Style: Hapkido
State of Residence: Missouri

Master Dan McCarthy
Owner, Zanshin Martial Arts
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Master Jon Fraser
Owner, Oriental Martial Arts Center
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: New Hampshire


IV DAN

IMG_5809 Mr. Jason Frymire
Owner, SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois
USKF Public Relations Coordinator

Mr. Nick Gerassimakis
Owner, Gerassimakis Poekeolan
Primary Style: Poekeolan 7th Dan / TaeKwon-Do 4th Dan
State of Residence: Delaware

Mrs. Michele Helaney
Owner, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Ms. Paige Helaney
Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska


III DAN

GM James Rosenbach
Owner, RWTB
Primary Style: Ninjitsu 10th Dan / TaeKwon-Do 3rd Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

GM Rosenbach has a black belt in a number of martial arts styles. Although his primary art is Ninjitsu, he has a long background in Korean Martial Arts. The Korean Arts taught at his eight schools are chartered under the United States Kido Federation.

Mr. David Rossiaky
Instructor, SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (ITF)
State of Residence: Illinois
USKF Newsletter Editor

Mr. Ben Thompson
Instructor, KDOA
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Ohio

Mr. Michael Raasch
RTWB
Primary Style: Hapkido
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Emery McClendon II
Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: Hapkido
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Oleg Gunko
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (ITF)
State of Residence: Illinois

Ms. Elizabeth Rossiaky 
Owner, SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois


II DAN

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Mr. Anthony Landeroz
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Mr. Drake Lehman
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Mr. Trevor Litke 
Tipple Z’s TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Mr. Greg Arndt
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Mr. Isaiah Price
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebrask

Ms. Lauren Bearden
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Ms. Jessie Silknitter
Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do 2nd Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Colton Decker
Assistant Instructor, RWTB
Primary Style:
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Joshua Trebbien
Assistant Instructor,
Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do

State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Dan Nisley
Assistant Instructor, Top Tier TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do

State of Residence: Nebraska
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Jacob Price
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Steve Tucker
Owner,
Open Circle Martial Arts

Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (2nd Dan Probationary)
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Adam Bragg
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Christopher Silligman
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska


I DAN / PROBATIONARY

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Ms. Keith Christian
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Mr. Devin White
Owner, Dynamic Martial Arts
Primary Style: Hapkido
State of Residence: Missouri

Mr. Hunter Guftason
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Craig Sawtell
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed / 3rd Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. William Faley
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Ms. Mya Stetcher
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB / Mixed
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Darrin Stevens
RWTB
Primary Style:
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Joshua Sawtell
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed
State of Residence: Nebraska

Ms. Melony Lockhart
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Trevor Synovec
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Richard Crabb
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Jesse Kiefer
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed / 7th Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

Ms. Annika Crabb
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Mr. Brian Push
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed / 5th Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

Ms. Leah Sawtell
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Mason Bauer
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Mr. Darin Sievers
RWTB
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Michael Zeimentz
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Ms. Adrienne Norton
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Ms. Tracy Muller
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed
State of Residence: Nebraska

Ms. Elizabeth Pritts
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Mr. Jeff Arndt
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Ms. Taina Pritts
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Master Ernest Freeman
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed / 7th Dan
State of Residence: Missouri

Mr. Ian Bogner
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Ms. Lily Cheong
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Master Lewis Verner
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed / 7th Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Dhruv Gajjar
SDY TaeKwon-Do
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: Illinois

Ms. Grabriella Morbito
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Master David Page
RWTB
Primary Style: RWTB Mixed / 7th Dan
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Kevin Kovall
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Ms. Amanda Norman
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do

State of Residence: Nebraska
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. William Kovall
Assistant Instructor, Silver Linings TKD
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do
State of Residence: WI

Mr. Bradley Kimmey
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do

State of Residence: Nebraska
State of Residence: Nebraska

Ms. Allssa Kuehn
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do

State of Residence: Nebraska
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Eric Wu
Assistant Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do

State of Residence: Nebraska
State of Residence: Nebraska

Mr. Joseph Short
Student Instructor, Omaha Blue Waves
Primary Style: TaeKwon-Do (Jr. Black Belt)
State of Residence: Nebraska
 

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