Grandmaster Don Wortman
My name is Don Wortman, and I am the Grandmaster at Kukkido Martial Arts.
I have studied Martial Arts for over 46 years while training in Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, China, and Thailand. I have an:
- 8th degree Black belt in Taekwondo
- 8th degree Black belt in Hapkido
- 7th degree Black belt in Korean Hoshinsul
- 5th degree Black belt Shotokan Karate
- 1st degree Black belt in Aikido
- 1st degree Black Belt in Tai Mantis Kung Fu; and a number of other styles
Having extensively trained in Asia has allowed me to bridge the Eastern and Western philosophies to better prepare the students for the challenges they will face in the challenges they will face in their lives. It is my belief that, as a Grandmaster of Martial Arts, I have a responsibility to my students to encourage them to attain the highest level of proficiency possible. Each year, I travel to the Orient to increase my knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of the Martial Arts - so I can better serve my students.
At Kukkido Martial Arts, our instructors have great knowledge in their arts and emphasize self-control, discipline, and respect while the student attains a greater self-confidenc and physical awareness.
We offer a variety of programs for a wide range of people. Our youngest student is 3 years old, the oldest is 84.