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An 8th Degree Black Belt, retired U.S. Army Captain, Combat Veteran, Registered Nurse; BSN/RN, 1997 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, former Special Forces and Master Fitness Instructor, former FLEO and Valencia College PE Adjunct, the areas ONLY Kukkiwon World Taekwondo, Korean Hapkido Total Association and Korea Hapkido Federation Internationally Certified Master and Kukkiwon Poom Dan Belt Promotion Examiner, has trained and taught Taekwondo & Hapkido across the globe since 1977, including teaching elements of the First Infantry Division (FWD) prior to the 1991 Gulf War, and U.S. & British Special Forces in Iraq 2008 & 09. Master Nelson is committed to instilling traditional self-discipline, self-defense, physical fitness, social education, self improvement skills, and Warrior Ethos of Korean Martial Arts while enjoying the fun, excitement, speed, power, grace, and unlimited benefits of Taekwondo & Hapkido. "Having been trained around the world by the greatest Grand Masters of their time since 1977, "I offer my students the absolute best in real Korean Taekwondo & Hapkido right here in our community. "My teachers include: In Taekwondo, by extension, the Founder of Moo Duk Kwan, GM Kee, Hwan; his student, Vice President of the Korea Taekwondo Assn. and the World Headquarters Kukkiwon, 3rd President of the Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan, GM Hong, Chong Soo; and his student, my lifetime teacher GM Do, Jae Sun, 9th Dan, Phd., International Referee, Author & Founder (too many titles to mention); Founder of the US Chungdokwan and Highest Ranking non Asian in the world GM Edward B. Sell; Florida Taekwondo Association President, three time Korean light weight champion, and multi Pan American and Olympic Team Coach, GM Oh Joo Yul, and of course the multitude of experts and professors at the World Taekwondo Academy Kukkiwon. In Hapkido, the "Founder" GM Ji Han Jae, and multiple direct students, GM Kim Myung Yong, GM Kwang Sik Myung, GM Chong Min Lee, and others. In Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee's top student Prof. Richard Bustillo and his top student Prof. Edwin Pagan. In Judo USJA's O' Sensei P. Porter.
"I was very fortunate in my journey and I look forward to passing these
ancient skills and life lessons on to anyone eager to learn."
Kukkiwon Certified International Taekwondo Master
Kukkiwon Certified International Poom/Dan Belt Examiner
USAT National Referee
-8th Dan Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan
-8th Dan Taekwondo Jido Kwan
-8th Dan Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan
-6th Dan Taekwondo Kukkiwon
-7th Dan Korean Hapkido Total Association
-6th Dan Korea Hapkido Federation
-6th Dan Taekwondo & Hapkido Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Assn.
-6th Dan Taekwondo United States Martial Arts Assn.
-5th Dan Hapkido United States Martial Arts Assn.
-2023 Korean Hapkido Federation Masters Course
-2022 Kukkiwon International Poom Dan Belt Examiners License Course
--2021 Kukkiwon International Masters License Course
-2019 Korean Hapkido Total Association Masters Course
-2019 USAT Class D Poomsae & Kyorugi Referee Course
-2009 Award of Merit for teaching in Iraq Cdr. 345th Combat Support Hospital
-1997 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
-1996 Letter of Appreciation - GM Sung Wan Lee & Dr Un Yong Kim
-1994 U.S. Chungdokwan - Head Instructor of the Year - GM Edward B. Sell
-1994 Master Instructor of the Year - Central Florida Taekwondo Academy
-1993 Instructor of the Year - Grand Master J.S. Do Taekwondo Academy
-1992 Student Instructor of the Year - Grand Master J.S. Do Taekwondo Academy
-2012 BSN/RN Bachelor of Science in Registered Nursing - University of Phoenix
-1999 ASN/RN Associate in Science of Registered Nursing - Valencia College
-1996 LPN Licensed Practical Nursing Certification - Orlando VOTECH
-1987 Law Enforcement Technology Certification - Central Texas College
-1986 ASGS Associate Degree in General Studies - Central Texas College
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