Aiken Taekwondo Academy

"Training people physically and mentally"

                                     AIKEN TAEKWONDO  INSTRUCTORS

MASTER JAMES A. JOHNSON-5TH DEGREE BLACK BELT

 

Master Johnson has trained in Taekwondo with The American Taekwondo Association from 1981 to 2008 before developing his own style of Taekwondo along with his wife, Donna Johnson. Master Johnson is a Certified Instructor , has attended many certification camps throughout the country, and has also been certified to teach Single and Double Nunchaku, Single and Double Short Stick (Escrima), Bo Staff, Joint Manipulation, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Knife Defense, and Sexual Harrassment and Rape Prevention. Aiken Taekwondo Academy is a family run school. Master Johnson, Mrs. Johnson and their two daughters run the full time school together. After owning three ATA schools in New York, the Johnsons moved south and started a new school in Aiken in 2005.

MRS. DONNA A. JOHNSON-4TH DEGREE BLACK BELT

 

Mrs. Johnson trained along side her husband in Taekwondo from 1983-2011. She is a Certified Instructor and is very involved with Master Johnson in the Instruction and development in this style of Taekwondo. She has been the Program Manager for 4 schools. She has attended courses in weapons, Knife Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Joint Manipulation, and Sexual Harrassment and Rape Prevention. She has attended many certification camps throughout the country with The American Taekwondo Association. She was formally a Tournament and Testing Judge in the previous organization. She is currently involved in running the school and planning events. She is also involved with the planning and coordinating of the After School Program and Summer Camps.

MISS NICHOLE HARTLEY- 3rd DEGREE BLACK BELT  CERTIFIED HEAD INSTRUCTOR

 

Miss Nichole is the daughter of Master and Mrs. Johnson. After receiving her 2nd Degree Black Belt Miss Nichole joined the Junior Leadership Program at age 14. In 2008 she joined the Instructor Trainee Program. She has completed her Certification Training! She has been training in Taekwondo since she was 7 years old. She is 24yrs old, and  graduated from South Aiken High School, teaches Taekwondo 5 days per week in eve classes and our Afterschool Program daily. She is very involved in all programs at the Taekwondo School and has also pursued a career as a photographer, starting her own business this year.

                                                                                                 TRAINEE INSTRUCTORS

                                                                                                       JUNIOR LEADERS