20+ years experience in the Martial Arts
Certified Kukkiwon 4th degree Taekwondo black belt (Earned in Korea in Seoul with Geongi-Do Taekwondo Association and Korea Taekwondo Association)
Certified Taekwondo Master 3rd Class (Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Academy, earned in Korea at the Kukkiwon)
Kali Basic Instructor Level 2 (Ensayo Kali Tactical Filipino Martial Arts, earned in the Philippines)
Most Excellent Poomsae Award (Gyeongi-Do Taekwondo Association in Korea)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2 stripes (Checkmat Korea)
Gracie Combatives Certified (Gracie Jiu Jitsu)
Certified International Martial-Arts Federation (IMF) 3rd degree Taekwondo black belt
from Master D.S. Shinn (7th dan)
JiDoKwan International Rank of Black Belt in Taekwondo (Northwest Black Belt Association, Northwest Regional Taekwondo Association)
2009 Bachelors of Intercultural Studies Degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California with a Certificate in TESOL, graduating magna cum laude
2005 Associate of Arts Degree from Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating with a High Distinction in Academic Achievement
President and Founder of the Biola University Fight Club in La Mirada, California 2007-2009 (University Mixed Martial Arts club)
1996 Junior Olympics Taekwondo National Competitor
Various medals (many of them gold) at state and local levels, including Oregon State and Kentucky State competitions
CPR/AED Certified American Heart Association
Heads Up: Concussion In Youth Sports Certification (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
MMA striking coaching experience for amateur MMA fighters
Experience with Taekwondo tournament coaching, judging, and refereeing as well as previous MMA Corner Inspecting for the Alabama Athletic Commission and training amateur MMA fighters in Taekwondo striking tactics
THIS ISN'T YOUR TYPICAL "DAY CARE" TAEKWONDO CLASS! THIS IS SERIOUS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING THAT WILL GET YOU FIT FOR SELF DEFENSE. THIS IS TAEKWONDO AS COMBAT PLUS MORE!
Exceptional adult and teenage curriculum!
* TRY A FREE TRIAL SESSION NOW! NO OBLIGATIONS! AND THAT IS A FACT! There will be no annoying pressure sales tactics. Either you like it or you don't. Either way find out if Taekwondo training is right for you!
Try the amazing youth program for your children! (ages 7+ only)
Parents! Why be satisfied dropping your kids off at a Taekwondo gym that doesn't teach effective self-defense? Why leave them in a place that charges so much money just to let kids play around and sell you belts? Instead, have your child learn under a curriculum that will develop him or her for success! Bullying, strangers, and more are a common problem in our day. Have your child develop talented skill and abilities that will give them confidence and fitness! Martial Arts training has the goal of training effective combat skill and self-defense in not only adults but kids as well. It develops strong character in people. A child cannot defend themself with faulty training nor a weak character. Instructor Andrew Allwander will do his best to make sure they master technique that will enable them to actually use it in a real life attack. Stranger danger, dealing with bullies and more!
TIME FOR YOU TO GET UP AND MOVE! LET INSTRUCTOR ALLWANDER HELP YOU GET IN SHAPE! BURN HUNDREDS OF CALORIES THROUGH KICKBOXING DRILLS!
WHY PERSONAL INSTRUCTION WORKS!
There are many advantages of personal Martial Arts training. You get absolutely focused attention all on you with high attention to detail to make you the best fighter you can be! Yes, you will be able to fight learning self defense with this program. A relationship is built with the instructor and the student and as you train the instructor will notice what you need to work on to make you a more effective combatant. Sure, training at a gym with classes of multiple students is fine if you are already a member of a Martial Arts gym, but the advantages of adding special private sessions from Instructor Andrew Allwander are vast and will make your Martial Arts skills better faster! Do you believe you should wait months and months to learn what can be taught in a week? Do you think mediocre ability, due to large classes making the instructor unable to notice all your problem areas, to pull off certain techniques halfheartedly is good enough for self defense? No! You need repetition over and over until it becomes natural! You cannot just drill it 5 times and move on. You need to work! Also, why be dragged slowly along the Martial Arts curriculum simply because other students are not fast learners? You need to work at a pace that is right for you and Instructor Andrew Allwander and the White Dragon Dojang program will make it happen! With intense focus 100% on you as you train, you get your money's worth. You also get a great workout that burns 100's of calories each session. Do you want the ability to become a black belt in Taekwondo? You can get it! Do you want to focus on certain techniques and learn specific sets of self defense skills? You can do it! Are you an MMA fighter and want to add on specific Taekwondo kicks, tactics and maneuvers to your arsenal? You will have the weapons equipped! Do you want to develop good personal fitness while having fun learning self defense? Sign up today! Contact Instructor Andrew Allwander and create a schedule that fits your life!
Serious students of Martial Arts will seek expert advice and a good trainer. One who is a specialist in a certain area, not an average guy who did "a little this and that here and there" as you find in many MMA circles. Whether you already go to a gym, just want to add on new techniques to your fight game, have a desire to practice a martial arts system and earn martial arts rank, want to be good at Taekwondo sparring, or want to learn personal self defense the White Dragon Dojang program is what you need.