ASHLEY HEAFNER - OWNER/CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
Ashley Heafner started TaeKwonDo in 1998 under Master George Strickland. Ms. Heafner achieved her first degree black belt in 2000. She then went on to become a Certified Instructor in 2007 and Senior Certified in 2010. Ms. Heafner currently teaches full time at the Mt. Pleasant TKD School and is the Chief Instructor/Owner.
In May 2016 she earned her current rank of 4th Degree Black Belt. Ms. Heafner has placed first in forms 16 times in the last five years and has been ranked overall first in the nation 4 different years.
MICHAEL CUMBUS - THIRD DEGREE BLACK BELT
JOSH STREET -THIRD DEGREE DECIDED BLACK BELT
Mr. Josh Street is a 3rd Degree Decided Black Belt and Level 4 Instructor. He was ranked 5th in the nation for his division (VIP Black Belts) in 2013 and is also active in kickboxing, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2014, Mr. Street was ranked number one in the nation for all Black Belts in his division. He is a proud husband and father of four. Not only is his wife also a black belt, but three of his children are as well. Mr. Street is currently working towards his 3rd Degree Senior in May 2019.
"It's not whether you get knocked down, its about whether you get up." -- Vince Lombardi
STEPHANIE STREET - SECOND DEGREE SENIOR BLACK BELT
Stephanie Street is a 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt and Level 4 Instructor. She has been training in Taekwondo since 2010. Mrs. Street has medals in a multitude of national and regional tournaments earning spots in the Top Ten in her division in multiple years. She homeschools, teaches for Mount Pleasant Taekwondo, self defense classes through local community centers, volunteers time with non-profit organizations, gardening, and loves being surrounded by kids! Teaching has become her biggest pastime and she really enjoys watching people learn.
JACKSON KYLE - THIRD DEGREE DECIDED BLACK BELT
Jackson Kyle is one of our hardest working black belts. He currently holds the rank of 3rd degree decided and received his Level 1 Instructor Collar in December 2013 and is currently a Level 3 Instructor. He is a great instructor and leader not only at TKD but at his high school. Not only does he teach three days a week at Taekwondo but he also plays on the Varsity Football Team for MPHS. He is one of our most active tournament competitors and was also voted "Student of the Year" in Mt. Pleasant for 2013 and "Instructor of the Year" for 2018.
LACEY KYLE - SECOND DEGREE SENIOR BLACK BELT
MACKENZIE ROMERO - SECOND DEGREE BLACK BELT
Mackenzie Romero is a 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt a Level 1 instructor. She has been training in Taekwondo since 2013. Mackenzie has competed in and medaled at many tournaments in her Taekwondo career. She is a Level 3 Yoga Instructor. Mackenzie also enjoys photography and singing. She is recently homeschooled by Stephanie Street. Mackenzie really enjoys teaching adult class because it challenges her and pushes her to be a better teacher. Her favorite form to teach is Choong Moo (red belt).
RUTHIE WHITE - FIRST DEGREE SENIOR BLACK BELT
JOSH WHITE - FIRST DEGREE SENIOR BLACK BELT
JIMMY ADKINS - FIRST DEGREE SENIOR BLACK BELT