Instructors
Sabumnin Eric Madis
Eric Madis began martial arts study in the early 1960s, learning judo and jujutsu from books. His karate training began during the summers of 1964 and1965, learning Shin Goju-ryu under former Denver policeman and (martial arts) Master Frank Goody of the American Budo College. Later he studied judo at Northglenn Judo Club (1965-1966). In 1974 he trained and assisted in a jujutsu-based, millitary police defense program at the University of Illinois. He resumed karate (tangsoodo) training in 1982, first under Grandmaster Jung Kil Kim (MooDukKwan #123) and later under Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim (MooDukKwan #38), from whom he earned 1st and 2nd degree black belt (MooDukKwan #15710). Over the decades, he has also trained with tangsoodo Masters Jung Lee, Mike Shintaku, Eric Kim, Dennis McHenry and Robert Davis; with aikido Masters Gakku Homma and Bruce Bookman; with taekwondo Master Nhumey Tropp; and with hapkido Grandmaster J.R. West and is currently 5th degree black belt in tangsoodo. Mr. Madis has a B.A. in physiological psychology from the University of Illinois, is a published martial arts historian and was awarded Martial Arts Writer of the Year in 2014 from the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society.
Kyosanim
Joe Burgos
3rd dan
Chokyonim
Martin Ziontz
1st dan
Chokyonim
Mark Edwards
1st dan
Chokyonim
Natalie Burgos
1st dan
Kyosanim
Gail Hammer
3rd dan
Chokyonim
Papken O'Farrell
1st dan
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