GSW Martial Arts Academy      

Instructors

Meet Our Instructors!



We are
Supported by:

Grandmaster Glen Morgan Sr.
9th Degree Grandmaster Black Belt


2014 Inductee to the
 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame!

We are Supported by:

Grandmaster
Jeff D. Nelson
a.k.a.
"Mr. Jeff"

Certified 8th Degree Black Belt
Grandmaster Level Instructor


Vice President
of the
Worldwide Martial Arts Federation

 

1978 -Began training in TKD under Park Institute, Master Kun Yoo Park.

1983 -Achieved Probationary Black Belt through Park Institute of TKD.

1984 -Achieved 1st Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor. Midwest Academy of TKD under Master Glen Morgan.

1986 - United States Marine Corps: Training NCO and Recon Team Leader for 2nd Radio Reconnaissance Platoon in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Taught Combat Karate, Reconnaissance Indoctrination, Patrol Orders, and Stealth Tactics as a USMC Sergeant:

Military Achievements:

 1984 - Honor Graduate, Arabic Language School, Monterey DLI FLC (Meritorious promotion to Corporal, USMC)

 1984 - Academic Achievement Recognition, USMC

 1985 - Honor Graduate, Arabic Language Cryptology School, San Angelo, TX.

 1985 - Graduate USMC Force Reconnaissance RIP School, Jump School, Rappel Master School. 

 1986 - Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment, Armed Forced Expeditionary. Expert Rifle and Pistol.

 1986 - Received Gold Wings for 15th jump.

1987 - USMC Good Conduct Medal and Honorable Discharge.

1989 -Achieved 2nd Degree Black Belt. Midwest Academy of TKD under Master Glen Morgan.

1995 -Achieved 3rd Degree Black Belt. Scottsdale TKD Center under Master Walter Simpson. Scottsdale TKD School owner.
Conducted numerous fighting and training seminars/demonstrations.

 

2006- Began Intel Tae Kwon Do club in Chandler, AZ. Have promoted (7) Black Belts through the program.

2008 -Achieved 4th Degree Black Belt. Northland Karate under Master Dana Nelson.

2009 -Chief Master Instructor of S & H Family Martial Arts in Chandler, AZ. Trained all school instructors in Chang Hun style of TKD.

2010 - Trained in Kajukenbo under Sigeung Kelly

2010-  Launched Arise Martial Arts, a Christian based Martial Arts program under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

2011- Awarded 6th Degree Black Belt through WMAF Midwest Academy under Grandmaster Morgan and Master Schutjer.

2011 - Nominated Vice President of the Worldwide Martial Arts Federation.

2012- Inducted into Kidd D. Jason's Kick Punch Awards, Arizona Chapter.

2013Enrolled in Life Christian University to improve Holy-Spirit led scriptural knowledge and leadership capabilities in Arise Martial Arts program.

2014- May 17th, San Diego, CA. Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

2014- Inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame on August 1st at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA.

2014- Nominated for the International Karate & Kickboxing Hall of Fame.

2015 - 6-15-2015 Promoted to 8th Degree Grandmaster by Sijo James R Culpepper through All Options Fighting Science. Award Presented on behalf of Sijo Culpepper by 10th Degree Great Grandmaster Micheal Wilson.
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Education:

Masters Degree (MS) from Arizona State University 12/2006 39 Semester Hours. Major: Environmental Management. GPA 4.0

Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Relevant Course work: Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, Groundwater Science,  Environmental Law, Integrated Emergency Management, Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Homeland Security, Toxicology, Remediation,  Environmental Chemistry, wrote and defended the following thesis: Mission Possible: a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Thesis Published in Journal of Emergency Management.

Bachelor's Degree (BS) from Excelsior College in Albany, NY 07/2002. 121 Semester Hours. Major: Arabic Language Minor: Business. GPA: 3.82 Honors: Magna Cum Laude.

Relevant Course work, Licensures and Certifications: Labor Relations, Production/Operations Management, Arabic Language (Iraqi Dialect), Spanish Language, Chemistry, Electronics, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Active member of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Approved to sit for Certified Protection Professional (CPP) boards. Served with Executive Protection Staff for Intel.

Associate Degree (AA) from Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ 06/1999. 64 Semester Hours. Major: Education. GPA: 3.8

Honors: Magna Cum Laude. Relevant Course Work, Licensures, and Certifications: Spanish Language, Chemistry,  Electronics, Math, World Religions, Psychology, Public Speaking.

Certification 10/1985 from Monterey Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.34 Semester Hours. Major: Arabic Language (Iraqi Dialect) GPA: 4.0 Honors: Summa Cum Laude. Relevant Course Work, Licensures, and Certifications: Arabic Language (Iraqi Dialect), Cryptology, Intelligence Analysis.

Languages:

Arabic (Spoken, Written, Read: Novice)

Spanish (Spoken, Written, Read: Intermediate)

Additional Information: Achieved Associate Safety Professional ( ASP, BCSP) on May 24th, 2012. Successfully completed Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Boards in July 2012. Proficient in MS Powerpoint, Excel, Word and Access. Also proficient in PCSA, MES, and JMP Statistical Databases. Currently 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (Currently Instructing at Intel), Former Emergency Response Team Member at Intel. Enjoy bicycling, weightlifting,  hiking, and golf. Active Member of ASIS and currently approved to sit for Certified Protection Professional (CPP) boards.

 

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*Notable Training-Master Mike Bissell, Master Bill Wallace, Master Mike Sekach, Sigeung Kelly, Master Ken Corona, Master Allen Woodman, and Grandmaster Glen Morgan.

 

We are Lead by:

Master
George  Shannon Wilhelm
a.k.a.
"Mr. Shannon"

Certified 5th Degree Black Belt
Sr. Master Level Instructor
Owner / Head Instructor


Southwest Regional Director
of the
Worldwide Martial Arts Federation

1989 - 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Falls City TKD in Falls City, Nebraska. (Non Affiliated)

1990 - 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Falls City TKD in Falls City, Nebraska. (Non Affiliated)

1992 - 1st Degree Brown Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate from Atchison YMCA in Atchison, KS

2009 - 1st Degree Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do through American Academy of TKD/Northland Karate. WMAF  (Worldwide Martial Arts Federation) Certified under Master Jeff D. Nelson

2009 - Co-Owner, Manager, ad Chief Instructor of S&H Family Martial Arts in Chandler, AZ

2010 - 2nd Degree Black Belt Level 1 in Ho-Am Tiger Rock Tae Kwon Do through International Taekwondo Alliance (Now Tiger Rock Martial Arts International)

2010 - Level 4 instructor through International Taekwondo Alliance

2010 - 2nd Degree Black Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do through American Academy of TKD/Northland Karate. WMAF  (Worldwide Martial Arts Federation) Certified under Master Jeff D. Nelson

2010 - Owner and Head Instructor of GSW Martial Arts Academy

*Note - Between 1992 and 2011 gained experience in a few other styles of Martial Arts such as: Isshin Ryu Karate, Ryuku Ryu Karate, Ninjitsu Thai Chi, Muay Thai, Wado Ryu, Hawaiian Kenpo, Okinawan Kenpo Kabudo, Okinawan Kenpo, Freestyle Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Hapkido, and Han Mu Do*

2011 - Inducted as the Southwest Regional Director of the Worldwide Martial Arts Federation

2011 - September 6th. 3rd Degree Black Belt through Midwest Academy /Intel Arizona Tae Kwon Do Club. WMAF  (Worldwide Martial Arts Federation) Certified under Master Jeff D. Nelson

2012 -Inducted into
 and Recipient of
Kidd D. Jason's Kick / Punch Awards
for Arizona and California. Nominated by 9th Degree Grandmaster Vernon Kam (Chinese Kenpo)

2012 - Attended the Martial Arts Fighters Annual Conference of Instructors and Trainers in Blythe, CA on November 10th

2013 - Inducted Member of the
USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame: Hall of Heros' on May 4th in Newport Beach, CA. Nominated by 10th Degree Grandmaster Eric Lee


2013 - Recipient of Kidd D. Jason's
Kick/Punch Awards for Arizona on October 5th and California on November 16th. Presented Kidd D. Jason with a Logo Disc for the Kick/Punch Awards at the California Banquet

2013 - Attended the Martial Arts Fighters Annual Conference of Instructors and Trainers in Blythe, CA on November 2nd

2013 - Received Bronze Sash in Kidja Oma Wep Fa weapons training under Coach Kidd D. Jason November 16th

2014
- March 1st.  4th Degree Black Belt through Arise Martial Arts. WMAF  (Worldwide Martial Arts Federation) Certified under Master Jeff D. Nelson. Officially Presented on April 25th.

2014 - March 1st.  Achieved Master Level Instructor through Arise Martial Arts. WMAF  (Worldwide Martial Arts Federation) Certified under Master Jeff D. Nelson. Officially Presented on April 25th.

2014- May 17th, San Diego, CA. Honored at the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

2014- Appointed to the CKKkL as an acting Board Member.

2014 - Inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame on August 1st at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA.

2014 - August 23rd. Certified as a "Master of the Martial Arts" by the World Wide Martial Arts Council in Alpine, CA. 
 
2015 - June 6, Awarded Multi-Discipline Master of the Year at USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, CA. 3rd consecutive year for being Honored at the Hall of Fame.

2015 - June 6th, Awarded June 21st. Promotion to 5th Dan through Wisk Family Martial Arts and Arise Martial Arts. Certified by Great Grandmaster Micheal Wilson and Grandmaster Jeff D. Nelson.
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Education: Hiawatha High School Graduate Class of 1987.

Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technologies from Topeka Technical College Class of 2000.

 
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 *Notable Training - Master Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Dan "The Beast" Sevrin, Shannon "The Cannon" Rich, Master Allen Woodman, Coach Kidd D. Jason, Master Brian Allen, Grandmaster Vernon Kam, Master Robyn Rush, Master Sherryll Lundgren, Grandmaster Larry Issac, Grandmaster James Culpepper and many more. My Apologies if your name was omitted or misspelled.

We Are Assisted by:

Instructor
Anthony Pascarella
a.k.a.
"Mr. A.J."

Certified 1st Degree Black Belt

Certified
Instructor

Level 9 in Weapons

Purple Sash in Chang Hun Tai Chi

Member of the
Worldwide Martial Arts Federation


 

2013 - Student Leader in the GSW Martial Arts Leadership Program.

2013 -
State Grand Champion for AZMARRS in Weapons and Sparring for the 14 to 17 year old Intermediate Division.

2014 - Kidd D. Jason's World Tournament
World Champion in Weapons, Forms, and Sparring for the 14 to 17 year old Advanced Division. Tournament was held on the Famous Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA on August 2nd.

2015 -
First Degree Black Belt on 1-10-2014. Certified through the Worldwide Martial Arts Federation.

2015 - Certified Instructor. Certified through the Worldwide Martial Arts Federatioin.

2015 - June 6th, Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame: Hall of Heros in Los Angeles, CA. Worked with Seminar Instructors such as Kathy Long, Allen Woodman, Willie Williams, and Dana Abbott.

 

We Are Assisted by:

Angella McConnell
a.k.a.
"Miss Angella"

 Brown Belt - 3rd Gup
and
 Orange Chevron - Level 3


2013 - Student Leader in
GSW Martial Arts Academy
Student Leader Program

2014 - Assistant Instructor in GSW Martial Arts Academy Student Leadership Program

2014 - Began Teaching the Arise Curriculum for Tigers and Dragons at Dance Matrix in Queen Creek, AZ through the Support of Master George Shannon Wilhelm.

We Are Assisted by:
 
Wade Austin
a.k.a.
"Mr. Wade"

 Brown Belt - 3rd Gup


2014 - Student Leader in
GSW Martial Arts Academy
Student Leader Program


We Are Assisted by:
 
Carol Temple
a.k.a.
"Miss Carol"

 Green Belt - 6th Gup

2014 - Student Leader in
GSW Martial Arts Academy
Student Leader Program


We Are Also Assisted by:

Shivena BoodHoo
a.k.a.
"Miss Shivena"
Age:


Brown Belt - 3rd Gup

2014 - Student Leader in
GSW Martial Arts Academy
Student Leader Program

We Are Also Assisted by:

Amy Lavalee
 a.k.a.
"Miss Amy"
Age:

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Green Belt - 6th Gup

2014 - Student Leader in
GSW Martial Arts Academy
Student Leader Program

We Are Also Assisted by:

 Tristan Freeman a.k.a.
"Mr. Tristan"
Age:13


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Purple Belt - 5th Gup

2015 - Student Leader in
GSW Martial Arts Academy
Student Leader Program

 
 
 
 
 
 
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