Instructors

Lead Instructor (수석교범)

Brandon Hofbauer

Brandon is a junior with a 2nd Degree Black Belt, and is currently the head instructor for the club. He is in charge of distributing curriculum and leading beginners in training. Brandon has been training for six years. Teaching taekwondo has been an excellent opportunity to show others how great the martial art is, as well as a way for him to gain a more introspective view on it. Brandon is currently a Public Health major, and enjoys working on the community level. He hopes to see you all soon!

Instructor (교범)

Honorio Valdes

Honorio is an instructor. He is a second-degree black and a fifth year graduate student in Chemical Engineering. His first exposure to taekwondo occurred as a child when he practiced in Mexico from 1998 to 2001. He stopped practicing for a decade and joined the UW Taekwondo Club in the Fall of 2012. Before becoming an assistant instructor in the Fall of 2015, he was the secretary and treasurer of the UW Taekwondo Club during the 2014-15 academic year.

Assistant Instructors (부교범)

All Officers

Demo Team Captain (시범단장)

Jesslyn Freeman-Correa

Sparring Instructor (겨루기교범)

Keane Correa

Keane has been practicing taekwondo for 9 years and has been an instructor for almost 7 years. He trained under WTF style and has competed in lots of competitions in Washington state including Master Shon’s championship, WA Open, and Governor’s Cup. He has won 2 poomsae championships and medaled in poomsae and sparring. He has been one of the main instructors at White Tiger Martial Arts and has led their demo team to win demo team competitions and perform for the Globetrotters at Key Arena and local festivals. Keane hopes to study in Kukkiwon someday and earn higher dans of black belt so as to open a school one day. Kean also helps lead the black belts through super intense workouts and helps the beginners and color belts if they need guidance.