Staff Profiles

Michael Yuhasz
Michael Yuhasz
Master Instructor / School Owner

Email:
Phone: (518) 373-0442

Born: October 1972

Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor— Kukkiwon

The goal of a good Taekwondo instructor is to be a "teacher" and to have the heart of a teacher. Taekwondo is very personal and choosing the right instructor for your family can be life changing. There is a great martial art quote that says, "It's better to have trained with the right instructor for 10 min. than the wrong one for three years". I would recommend taking lessons with an instructor for a month before signing a membership. As an instructor there is no "faking" who you are as a person and instructor when your students can spend time with you before a membership is signed. Be careful of high pressure sales when you first step into a Taekwondo School. I look forward to meeting you and your family. 

Sincerely,

Michael A. Yuhasz    

Education:

  • The College of St. Rose Alumni — B.A. in Elementary Education / Magna Cum Laude
  • Kappa Delta Pi — International Honor Society in Education
  • Shenendehowa High School Alumni
  • CPR & AED Certified February 2015

Community Service:

  • Anti-Bully & Confidence Workshops
  • Member of Shenendehowa School District Character Education Council
  • St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital fundraising
  • American Cancer Society — RELAY for LIFE
  • United States Marine Corps Reserves — TOYS for TOTS
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer — Educating youth on business, economics & entrepreneurship
  • Local collections for food pantry / regional food bank

Competition:

  • 2002 US Open Gold Medalist
  • Pan Am Tae Kwon Do Federation “Competitor of the Year”
  • Multiple State and Regional Gold Medals
  • National & International competitor

TKD Coach & Referee:

  • 2014 USAT Referee NYS Taekwondo Championships
  • 2011-2013 State Championships Coach / Coaches Edge Seminar
  • USAT Level 1 coach / CIDP program
  • Trained and coached multiple state, regional & national champions
  • Seminar instructor and participant at multiple TKD and martial arts events
  • Spring 2013 USAT Certified Referee D-2
  • Summer 2013 coached at USAT nationals

Favorite Quote: Phillipians 4:13  |  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


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