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INSTRUCTOR BIO

Matt White, Chief Instructor

 

Mr. White holds a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, and is a certified ATA instructor. Along with Taekwondo, Mr. White is also an Advanced Level Krav Maga instructor. He is the owner and Chief Instructor for Triumph Martial Arts in Clive and Pella. Mr. White has been training for more than 30 years, and has been teaching professionally for the last 14 years.

 

Mr. White also has a degree in Graphic Design, and has extensive experience in apparel design, logo creation, and work for print and  web - including catalog and website design.

 

ATA Rank, Certifications, and Awards

• 5th Degree Black Belt, March 2013

• 4th Degree Black Belt, October 2007

• 3rd Degree Black Belt, February 2003

• 2nd Degree Black Belt, October 2000

• 1st Degree Black Belt, October 1998

 

• Level 3 Certified ATA Instructor

• ATA Legacy Program Facilitator

 

• ATA Regional Achievement Award, 2013

• ATA Regional Instructor of the Year, 2011, 2008

• ATA Regional Achievement Award, 2006

 

ATA Protech Certifications

• Gum Do: Katana Sword

• Oh Sung Do: Broad Sword

• Jahng Bong: Long Staff

• Ssahng Nat: Kamas

• Joint Locks and Control Tactics

 

ATA Tournament Achievements

• Level 3 National Tournament Judge

• Regional Tournament Team Leader (RTTL) for ATA Region 114

 

• ATA State Tournament Champion, 2013, 2009

• ATA World Championships Top Ten Competitor, 2013

 

Warrior Defense & Fitness Certifications

• Level One: Krav Maga Instructor

• Advanced Level A: Krav Maga Instructor

• Warrior XFit Kickboxing Instructor

 

Human Factor Research Group/PPCT Certifications

• S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harrasment and Rape Prevention) Instructor

• Spontaneous Knife Defense Instructor

 

 

 

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