Family Martial Arts Fitness Academy, LLC

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of Family Martial Arts Fitness Academy, LLC's instructors and other staff members, starting with Cheryl Baumann:

Cheryl Baumann  (7th Dan / Kukkiwon)
Master Baumann has been involved in Taekwondo for over 30 years, and is one of the highest ranked female martial artists in the St. Louis area. Master Baumann is the founder and head instructor of New World Moo Do Kwan, and is a founding member of Gateway Moo Do Kwan association.

Master Baumann is a certified National level referee with USA Taekwondo, and holds numerous certifications in group exercise instruction, yoga, water aerobics, and physical fitness.

We are very proud, and honored to have Master Baumann as our Chief Technical Advisor.

Norman Leeker  (6th Dan / Kukkiwon)  Send E-mail to Norman Leeker
Master Leeker is the head instructor and has been studying Taekwondo since 1985. A certified national level referee with USA Taekwondo, Master Leeker is a certified American Council on Martial Arts (ACMA) Instructor, a member of the Martial Arts Teachers Association (MATA), and Gateway Moo Do Kwan association. Master Leeker is also a certified Level 4 Aerobic Kickboxing instructor, and often combines boxing, grappling, and weapons into his lessons.

Norman Leeker
Rich Copenhagen  (6th Dan / Judo)
Master Copenhagen has been training in Judo for over 45 years, and is a member of USJF, and USAJudo. Master Copenhagen is a 3 time National Masters Champion, and holds the rank of 6th Dan. We are very happy to have Sensei Copenhagen as our Family Martial Arts Judo instructor.

Rich Copenhagen
Andy Virgen  (4th Dan / Kukkiwon)
Mr. Virgen has been studying Taekwondo for over 19 years, and works hard at developing the performance skills of our students.

Andy Virgen
Scott Secor  (3rd Dan Kukkiwon)
Scott is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and 1st Degree Black Belt in our Kage Iaijutsu Ryu sword program.

Scott Secor
Matt Spaunhorst  (3rd Dan Kukkiwon)
Matt is a 3rd Degree Black Belt instructor in our Taekwondo program, and one of our Competition Team Coaches. Mr. Spaunhorst is the lead instructor at our Taekwondo program in Union, contact the Union Parks and Recreation Dept for information.

Matt Spaunhorst
Virginia Grotewiel  (Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor)
Jenny is a certified Level 4
Fitness Kickboxing instructor, and leads high-energy kickboxing and bodyshaping workouts. Jenny has also earned a Brown belt in Judo. Mrs. Grotewiel has been leading Fitness Kickboxing for over fourteen years.

Virginia Grotewiel
Alysha Petry  (Fitness Kickboxing Level 3)
Alysha is one of our Fitness Kickboxing instructors. Alysha is also a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and a Brown Belt student leader in our Judo program.

Alysha Petry
Alysha Petry  (2nd Dan Kukkiwon)
Alysha is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo and one of our Taekwondo and Little Ninja instructors. Alysha is a 1st Brown in Judo and assistant Judo Instructor.

Alysha Petry
Jeff Petry  (2nd Dan Kukkiwon)
Jeff is a Second Degree Black Belt and one of our Taekwondo Instructors.

Jeff Petry
Andrew Harp  (2nd Dan Kukkiwon)
Drew is a Second Degree Black Belt and one of our staff instructors.

Andrew Harp
Mark Savage  (1st Dan Kukkiwon)
Mr. Savage is a 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a Brown Belt in Judo, and a Level 1 Fitness Kickboxing Instructor.

Emily Strassner  (1st Gup)
Mrs. Strassner is a 1st Gup (Black Stripe) belt in Kukkiwon Taekwondo, Red Belt in Kage Iaijutsu Ryu, 2nd Degree Black Belt in CTF style Taekwondo.

For more information about the Family Martial Arts Fitness Academy, LLC staff or training programs, please contact us at 636-239-4871 or by clicking here.