Assistant Instructors

Assistant Instructors are critical to the success of The Golden Lion Academy.  Similar to Instructors, our Assistant Instructors have successfully passed a rigorous certification program. All of the GLA Instructors and Assistant Instructors are passionate about their on-going training to improve their martial arts as well as their teaching skills.

 

Mr. Rich David

3rd Dan Black Belt – Kum Saja Do 1st Dan Black Belt –  Kyuki Do Assistant Instructor of Hanover Park Assistant Instructor since 1999 Mr. Rich David joined the Golden Lion Academy in January of 1995 where he trained under Grandmaster John Paoli.  Mr. David has trained for 20 years under Master Jason Estes and Mr. Jeff Rose.  …

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Mr. George Sanchez

1st Degree Black Belt Assistant Instructor of Streamwood Park District Assistant Instructor since 2003 Mr. Sanchez became a Golden Lion Academy black belt in 2003 under the instruction of Mr. Jason Estes.  George is a teaching assistant at Streamwood working with Mr. Estes towards his future goal of one day becoming an instructor.  George is …

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Mr. Art Campos

1st Dan Black Belt Assistant Instructor of Hanover Park Park District Assistant Instructor since 2007  Mr. Art Campos began with the Golden Lion Academy in 2003 at Hanover Park Park District under the instruction of Mr. Jeff Rose.  Mr. Campos was very driven to succeed in Kum Saja Do and always worked very hard in …

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Ms. Melissa Johnson

Ms. Melissa Johnson 1st Dan Black Belt- Kum Saja Do Assistant Instructor of Hanover Park Park District Assistant Instructor since 2014 Ms. Johnson began her martial arts career back in 2005 as a way to combine exercise, learn self-defense techniques, and spend time with her younger son, Trent. Melissa and her son began training in …

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Ms. Jessica Hammond

Jessica Hammond started with the Golden Lion Academy in 2005 under the instruction of Mr. Jason Estes.  Jessica obtained her first-degree black belt in November 2014.  Jessica started in Kum Saja Do in order to take care of herself in case there was ever a dangerous situation.  Jessica really enjoys kicking and practices diligently in …

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Mr. Joey Schildt

1st Degree Black Belt Assistant Instructor Mr. Joseph Schildt started training with the Golden Lion Academy in 2009 at the age of 7.  He trained under both Master John Paoli and Master Jason Estes at both the Hanover Park Park District and Streamwood Park District. Joseph decided to learn Kum Saja Do in order to …

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