During your test, you will be expected to interview with the promotion board. You may be asked about any of the following information, so be sure to study well!
Our Martial Art
              • The style of martial art that we study is Taekwondo.
              • Taekwondo comes from Korea.
              • Our Martial Arts heritage is Moo Duk Kwan
The Five Tenets of Taekwondo
  1. Courtesy

  2. Integrity

  3. Perseverance

  4. Self-Control

  5. Indomitable Spirit

Our Instructors

(click on an instructor for their Bio)

Betsy Schwettman

1st Degree Black Belt

Steve Schwettman

1st Degree Black Belt

Master Jim Beasley

5th Degree Black Belt

Master Imy Rich

5th Degree Black Belt

Master Doug O'Hara

6th Degree Black Belt

Master Bruce Bishop

6th Degree Black Belt

Grandmaster John W. Rankin

8th Degree Black Belt

Additional Study for Advanced Students

Our martial arts heritage comes from the Moo Duk Kwan, which means School of Martial Virtue. It was originally a Tang Soo Do Dojang create by Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee after Japanese occupation ended at the close of World War II.

Tang Soo Do means Way of the Tang Hand. The word “Tang” refers to China’s Tang Dynasty. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art that existed for a couple decades before Taekwondo was created. The Moo Duk Kwan interpretation of Tang Soo Do was created by Great Grandmaster Hwang Kee through his study of the ancient Korean art of Taekyon, the study of several Karate styles, and traditional Chinese martial arts.

Further information is available here: Mountain Academy History