ABOUT CHUNG'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

ABOUT CHUNG'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS


Master Paul Van Schoyck
Instructor / Owner of Chungs MAA
5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
5th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do
1st degree black belt in Hapkido
1st Degree black belt in Aikido (Birankai).


Master Paul Van Schoyck began his martial arts training under Grandmaster Chung when he was fifteen years old. He currently holds a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 5th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and a 1st degree black belt in Hapkido. He has had the opportunity to train at the Tae Kwon Do headquarters in Korea as well as compete in a variety of local, national and international tournaments. Master Paul has been certified by the World Academy of Martial Arts (W.A.M.A.) as a master instructor and has been teaching children and adults since 2006. Master Paul now owns and operates this academy overseeing instruction and curriculum. View the video below to see Paul in action.



Master Scott Freeland
5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
5th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do

Master Freeland has over 20 years experience in the martial arts, he holds a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do. Master Freeland has a significant amount of experience as an instructor, for much of his martial arts career, he has taught as many as 6 classes a week at the various Chung's branches. Master Freeland currently teaches at two locations and loves to share what he has learned.



Leslie Provost
1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
1st degree black belt in Tang Soo Do

Leslie began training in martial arts when Chung's Martial Arts Academy first opened in 2009. Since starting, Leslie has enjoyed the competitive side of martial arts training. She has been the winner of many tournaments and has competed in Tae Kwon Do nationals multiple times. Leslie has a lot of sparring experience and is very helpful when it comes to preparing students for competition.


Master Ron Stoynoff
4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
4th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do

Master Stoynoff is a Paw Paw resident who holds a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do. He has been involved with martial arts for over 40 years and was the first instructor to teach the Korean arts in the Paw Paw area. Master Stoynoff has also taken a keen interest in self defense and has learned combative techniques with firearms and knives. He has spearheaded the creation of Personal Defense Systems which is designed to teach groups and companies self defense techniques in short periods of time.



Cindy Ritz
1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
1st degree black belt in Tang Soo Do

Cindy Ritz began training in the martial arts in 2007. She is part of a rare group of people who began training in their fifties, proving anyone can do our program with a little effort. When Cindy was 57 years old she earned her 1st degree black belt and is much stronger than when she started.



David Brightwell
1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
1st degree black belt in Tang Soo Do

David starting training in martial arts in 2007. He has always been a passionate and dedicated student who is particularly good at the jumping and turning techniques featured in Tae Kwon Do. David began regularly teaching in 2016 and loves working with our students.



Lilly Himelrick
1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do
1st degree black belt in Tang Soo Do

Lilly began training with the academy in 2014. From the beginning, she has been a dedicated and enthusiastic student, always going beyond the minimum to be the best she can. Lilly now puts this spirit and effort into her teaching at the academy.



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