Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of USA Spirit Martial Arts Academy's instructors and other staff members.

Grand Master Gregory Washington(SEE MASTER'S BIO)
7th Dan Black Belt

Grand Master's Grandson(Dorien Gregory Washington)


Rajer Shah  (4th Dan Black Belt)

Bobby Hacker (4th Dan Black)

Bobby Hacker

Danny Hacker (4th Dan Black Belt/Nationals Competitor)
Danny Hacker has numerous credentials and accomplishments. State Champion/Bronze Medalist at USA TKDNationals Local Competitions Gold etc. Danny has always been a top medalist at any event he enters.

Olivia Sommer  (3rd Dan Black Belt)
Olivia Sommer has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Olivia Sommer

Justin Shah (3rd Dan Black Belt)

Jim Hacker (1st Dan Black Belt - Father of Bobby and Danny)

Jorge Ruiz (2nd Dan)

Ashton Plebanek (2ndDan)

Danielle Szymanski  (1st Dan)

Jaysic Gandurski (1st Dan)

Aidan Roberts  (1st Dan Black Belt)

Truett Bentsen (1st Dan)

Hector Hernandez(1st Dan)

Jesus Hernandez (1st Dan)

Logan Mertens Smigielski (1st Dan)

Mason Solorsano (1st Dan)

Layla Lopez (1st Dan)

Rayanna Lopez(1st Dan)


For more information about the USA Spirit Martial Arts Academy staff or training programs, please contact us at 815.834.1918 or by clicking here.