Ms. Jea has been training in the Art of Tae Kwon Do for over a decade. She holds National Olympic Titles in sparring and forms. She also holds numerous titles locally. Ms. Jea has been instructing with her father for over 10 years. She is amazing with coordinating demonstrations and loves to train her students for tournaments.
Ms. Jea is attending college for her MPACC (Masters of Professional Accounting) and also attending Aveda Institute to learned more of her passion of beauty.
Master Instructor Joe Espino
Master Instructor Joe Espino has trained in the martial arts for over 30 years. He started in Kung Fu at the age of 8 years old. Since then he has trained in Boxing, Kick Boxing, Karate, Sikaran and Tae Kwon Do. His training in Tae Kwon Do started over a decade ago.
Master Instructor Joe Espino has trained students from all ages to all walks of life. He loves to share the beauty Tae Kwon Do offers to a practitioner. He stands behind all the benefits and morals that Tae Kwon Do can teach. He is dedicated to helping his students reach their full potential and is always there for his students and families.
Mrs. Agnes Espino (Program Manager)
Ms. Agnes has a Masters in Elementary Education. She has taught in the Philippines, Chicago and in Minnesota. She has been working with children all her life. She works one on one with athletes and parents of the athletes to make sure they get the best training that they need. She is always around to assist and is very accommodating.
Ms. Agnes is an Owner Operator along with her husband Joe Espino. She runs the front office of administrations and programs.
Sr. Instructor Angel Pimentel Jr.
In 1961, Sr. Instructor Angel started his martial arts training at the Manila YMCA in Shotokan Karate 3 times a week for 1 1/5 hour per session for the first year, then increased to 4 times a week. In1965 he received 1st Degree Black Belt and between 1965 to 1967 he also trained in Aikido. In 1970 Sr. Instructor Angel moved to USA. After a while away from martial arts, Sr. Instructor Angel resumed his training in the martial arts. In 2002 he started taking taekwondo at Lee's Championship Taekwondo Academy(LCTA). In 2005 he received his 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and has been instructing ever since. Sr. Instructor Angel is dedicated to teaching traditional martial arts. He holds all his practioners accountable and strives to inspire his students. He also is an after school instructor for the Spirit TKD After School Programs.
Meet our Junior Blackbelts
Mr. AJ Espino
Ms. Bernie Latham
Mr. Liam Silivan
Mr. Miles Jackson
Mr. Milo Shrestha
Mr. Tenzing Walker
The Espino Family
Sr. Instructor Ms. Justine Espino
Don't let Ms. Justine’s height fool you. She has been studying Tae Kwon Do for over 10 years. (TinTin) is a Gold Medalist in the 2008 Jr. National Olympics and a Silver Medalist in the 2013 Jr. National Olympics. She also holds numerous Gold Medals and Trophies in local tournaments.
Ms. TinTin is inspiring to become a Musician. She loves to entertain and perform her music in the crowd. She loves introducing and teaching young children to the art of Tae Kwon Do. She also is an after school instructor for the Spirit TKD After School Programs.