Mr. Shaw started his martial arts training as a teenager studying Tae Kwon Do. As an adult, he returned to his training when he found Tang Soo Do and studied under Master Maris where he earned the rank of Black Belt and Certified World Tang Soo Do Instructor. He continues to train under Mr. Gubler at Red Rock Martial Arts and holds a current rank of Sam Dan (3rd Degree Black Belt). Mr. Shaw is the current WTSDA Region 2 Grand Champion!
“My goal is teaching others how to find excellence in themselves—this doesn’t come overnight—but through consistent training and perseverance.” – Mr. Shaw
At the age of 27, Mr. Shaw founded a successful software corporation. He holds a private pilot’s license, and enjoys motorcycling. Most of all, he enjoys working out and teaching martial arts. His favorite aspects of martial arts are hold reversals, sparring, and weapons.
“I want everyone to feel safe and included at my dojang. We have a sense of camaraderie and belonging that is hard to find elsewhere. There is no tolerance for intolerance. Becoming a Black Belt is a process, and we all had to start as white belts not knowing anything about martial arts. Come as you are!” - Mr. Shaw
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