Permanent Board Members:

Senior Advisor Grand Master S. J Kim

Grand Master Ken Brooks

Senior Master Jean Brooks

Instructor and School Certification, Ranking, Training and Support available for Taekwondo and Hapkido

Contact Master Ken Brooks or Master Jean Brooks:

ATHA@neb.rr.com

Officers of the American Taekwondo & Hapkido Association and the Midwest Hapkido Federation

Ken Brooks    8th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo, 7th Degree Black Belt Hapkido, Grand Master Instructor, Vice President of Taekwon-do International. Master Brooks is a 3 time world record holder in speed board breaking. Ken is a former National Taekwondo Champion and has coached several national champions in Taekwondo. He was a member of 2 US National Teams and has trained, tested and certified in Korea. After earning his black belt in 1974 he began instructing and became certified in 1976. He has trained and competed extensively throughout the United States.

Mr. Brooks formerly served as a Regional Director and Vice-President in the ATA (American Taekwondo Association) and is the President of the ATHA (American Taekwondo & Hapkido Association) and MHF (Midwest Hapkido Federation). He also serves as a Senior Examiner and National Officer for Taekwon-do International, assisting regional black belts with training and certification as Black Belts, Instructors and School or Club Owners. Brooks is a "Human Performance Specialist" and regularly provides clinics and seminars to college and high school athletic teams. A ten year cancer survivor, Master Brooks seeks to motivate and inspire students as a living example of perseverance and service to others.

Jean Brooks  7th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo, Master Instructor, 5th Degree Black Belt Hapkido. Senior Examiner for Taekwon-do International. Mrs. Brooks is a former National Taekwondo Champion, 3 time world chamionships medalsit and was a member of the 1992 ATA National Demonstration Team. She is an accomplished competition coach who has trained many national and regional champions. She innovated a successful pre-school Taekwondo program in the early 90's and has developed and implemented a proven curriculum for the youngest martial artists. Many of her pre-school students continue on and earn the rank of Black Belt after entering the Junior program. Jean is also a specialist in women's self defense, a fitness instructor and a Certified Respiratory Therapist.

Roger Alan Pence - Mr. Pence has been a Black Belt since 1978 and has served as head instructor, regional officer, certified instructor and Judge since 1982.  An active duty soldier, Mr. Pence has completed 3 tours of duty in Iraq and is a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot. Pence is currently stationed in Arizona, where he serves as an association advisor.