Gold Team Instructors
Read below to read about our outstanding and dedicated instructors!
Master Sean O'Hara is a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Degree black belt in Hapkido, and actively trains in arnis and bo staff. He instructs in Taekwondo and Hapkido classes, and is a test examiner at JP Wood. Master O'Hara is additionally an International Referee with Moo Do Won International.
Master Kelly is a 5th degree black belt in Gumdo, 1st degree in Taekwondo, and actively trains in Hapkido, Arnis, Bo and Nunchucks. He is a Koryo Gumdo instructor, a member of the school's Honor Guard, a National referee with Moo Do Won International, and Samurang Games Grand Champion in forms. Outside of the school, he is the CFO of a contracting company. He loves to travel with his wife, and loves animals....
Master Wendi Raker
Master Wendi Raker is a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, 2nd degree black belt in Koryo Gumdo, and 1st degree black belt in Hapkido. Master Wendi teaches Taekwondo, Dragons and Strength and Conditioning classes, as well as private lessons. She is a Kukkiwon 3rd Class Master Instructor and Test Examiner, Partner Forms Gold Medalist at the Samurang Games, and an active National Referee with Moo Do Won Int'l and test examiner at JP Wood. Both her sons are black belts and instructors on the GOLD Team Instructor program.
Master Larry Schumacher is a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo. He instructs Taekwondo classes, is a referee at the Samurang Games, and a test examiner at JP Wood. Master Larry was an avid competitor years ago winning numerous competitions in forms and sparring.
Master Schumacher is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren and is a Deacon at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palatine.