Master Tammy Trudeau, owner of Troy Martial Arts, has over 20 years of experience in teaching martial arts, has tested and awarded over 3000 belts to her students, and is a role model for all of her students. Her perseverance, confidence, and ability is unsurpassed, and she continues to excel in all areas of martial arts. Master Trudeau is a USA Certified National Coach, and is Vice-Chairman of the Michigan
- Official Delegate to the 2000 and 2003 US Summer Olympic Games
- NCAA Coach of the Year, 2000.
- World Champion - World Tae Kwon Do Championships in Seoul, Korea 1973
- 4-Time Korean National Champion between 1973 and 1981.
- U.S. National Team Coach 1994-Present
- U.S. Olympic Sport Festival Team Coach 1994-1996
- U.S. Junior Olympic Team Coach, World Tae Kwon Do Championships in Spain, 1996-Present
- U.S. National Team Manager & International Olympic Committee Centenary, International Tae Kwon Do Championships, Seoul Korea 1994.
- International Referee and Referee Chairman for U.S. National Collegiate Tae Kwon Do Association 1995-Present
- Referee Instructor and Committee Member of Technical Contest Rules and Referee Certification Committee 1993-Present
- Professor, Credit Class Program at Wayne State University
- Advisor to Special Law Enforcement Agents
- Awarded Coaching Level 5 Certification
- Author of Tae Kwon Do Preparatory Book for Children: "A Parents Guide to their Child's Success"
- Producer and Director of 2 Poomse Videos Formula for Gold Medal Forms
- Author of Sports Taekwondo book about Olympic Style sparring released in 2005.
Master Yong Sup Kil
8th Degree Black Belt
Grand Master Sang Sup Kil
10th Degree Black Belt
Troy Martial Arts takes much pride in the credentials and coaching abilities of its instructors. All instructors have successfully completed extensive Professional Criminal Background Checks (Felony, Misdemeanor, Inmate Records, Probation Records, State and County Courts, Sex Offender Registries, Department of Corrections, Federal Terrorist Database, Department of Public Safety, Criminal Offense Records Registry), and in addition have taken training with the USA Taekwondo Federation in areas such as Referee, coaching, and judging. Troy Martial Arts has a comprehensive training curriculum in place, which results in Instructor Certification.
Master Tammy Trudeau, Owner
5th Degree Black Belt
Vice-Chairman, Michigan Tae Kwon Do Assoc.
Tae Kwon Do Association. Master Trudeau participates or teaches all classes, and facilitates a team of lead instructors (seen below). She is also the primary cardio-kickboxing instructor. She is untiring in her quest to make all her students the best they can be. Master Trudeau plays many roles at the school, including instructor, adviser, friend, confidant, and mom to all the students. Most recently, Master Trudeau presented a team of 35 students at the State of Michigan Tae Kwon Do Championships, of which 32 of them were awarded 1st place and qualified for the United States Championships in San Jose, California. As such, it is well noted that Troy Martial Arts is an affiliated school with the United States Olympic Team. She has taught self-defense seminars to the civilian employees of the Troy Police and Fire Departments, and also recieved ground combative techniques certification from the Troy Police Department.
Mark Jeffery began his training at Troy Martial Arts in 2001 with his two young teenagers. Tae Kwon Do, along with Kickboxing, became a 3X per week family activity that continued for many years. All are now third degree Black Belts and still train together whenever possible. Mark supports the sport as a ring official, attending referee certifications annually, and he competes regularly in tournaments. He is a certified instructor, Judge, and referee within the Michigan Tae Kwon Do Federation.
Master Mark Jeffery
4th Degree Black Belt
Lead Instructor, Poomse
Andre Tkatchenko began his training at Troy Martial Arts in 2006 with his wife and son. Andrei supports the sport as a ring official, attending referee trainings annually, and he competes regularly in tournaments. He is a certified instructor, Judge, and referee within the Michigan Tae Kwon Do Federation, and specializes in Sparring.
1st Degree Black Belt
Lead Instructor, Sparring
Nelson La began his training at Troy Martial Arts in 2008. Nelson excels in Tae Kwon Do, with his real love in the arena sparring. He can often be found in the Dojang instructing other students in the finer techniques of sparring and Tae Kwon Do. Nelson supports the sport as a ring official, attending referee certifications annually, and he competes regularly in tournaments.
2012 State Sparring Champion
Mike has his 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but also has experience in five other styles acquired over the years. Mike is active in competition, enjoys sparring and poomse, but specializes in breaking. Mike is very passionate about his training and teaching. Mike believes that to really know something, one must be able to teach that something. Mike also believes in the philosophy that success comes from doing well, but a much greater success comes from helping someone else achieve their goals."
1st Degree Black Belt
Lead Instructor, Breaking
Caitlin McCarthy started as a participant in the Cardio Kickboxing arena at Troy Martial Arts, and has graduated onto both a lead instructor for Cardio Kickboxing, and a Tae Kwon Do student pursuing her Black Belt. Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and that competitiveness is evident in her high-energized workouts in Cardio Kickboxing!
Lead Instructor, Cardio Kickboxing
David is a 1st Degree Black Belt, and has practiced 6 martial arts in 14 dojangs in 5 different states over nearly 5 decades, so he has a good base of experience. His goal is to pass along that experience to the students at Troy Martial Arts. Each school he attended had something that set them apart typically 1 or 2 key points; world class instructors, camaraderie, impeccable facilities, championship teams, diverse programs, and/or a winning attitude. "TMA is all that and it’s SAFE and it’s FUN. We work together, we care about one another, but we also challenge one another to be our best. I’m honored and proud to be an instructor at TMA!"
1st Degree Black Belt
Lead Instructor, Self Defense
Mark Trudeau has been coaching youth sports since 1978, as well as coaching students in College Prep Courses (ACT and SAT) for the past 6 years. Mark Trudeau is responsible for all coaches and instructors on the Troy Martial Arts coaching staff (certifications, training, and background checks), as well as organizing the tournaments and events. Mark is currently Quality Director for L-3 Communications in Ann Arbor and Salt Lake City Utah, and is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt by Motorola University.
Office Manager, NYSCA and ASEP Coach
Coaching Certifications include:
• American Red Cross First Aid Certification
• American Sports Education Program (ASEP)
• National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA)
• New York Youth Sports Association (NYYSA)