Master Christopher D. Moore – Headmaster
Master Christopher D. Moore has been a student of martial arts nearly all of his life, with over forty-four years practicing and teaching Taekwondo and more than twenty-five years practicing Judo. In addition to Taekwondo and Judo, Master Moore has also studied Koseido Jui-Jitsu, Koseido-Ryu Karate-do and Kumdo. Master Moore currently holds the ranks of 7th Degree black belt, Childan, in Taekwondo and 5th Degree, Godan, black belt in Judo. Master Moore is also a lifelong strength athlete who integrates modern strength and conditioning methods with traditional martial arts training.
Kyoshi Ronald Pardini
Kyoshi Ronald Pardini has been a practitioner of Judo for over fifty-eight years. Kyoshi Pardini is a thirteen-time National Masters Judo Champion and is currently a 7th-degree black belt. Kyoshi Pardini retired in 2013 after a forty-four-year career as Chief of Police in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania and is currently a member of the Upper St. Clair’s Township Council. Kyoshi Pardini teaches a master class for advanced Judoka.
Master Timothy L. Moore, Esquire
Master Timothy L. Moore began martial arts training at the age of six under his Father, Master Christopher D. Moore, and Grandmaster Kyu Ha Kim. Master Timothy Moore is a 4th Degree black belt, Sa Dan, in Taekwondo. He currently resides in San Francisco, California where he is a successful corporate attorney and trains in Muay Thai boxing several times a week.
Ms. Cornelia Moore
Ms. Cornelia Moore, currently a Sam Dan, 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo, has well over twenty years of experience practicing and teaching Taekwondo, initially as a student of the late Grandmaster Kyu Ha Kim, later as an instructor at his school in Brentwood, Pennsylvania, and at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Moore is a highly decorated competitor at the state and national level, winning gold and silver medals in both kyorugi, sparring, and poomsae, forms, over the course of her competitive career. In addition to her achievements as a Taekwondo practitioner, Ms. Moore is a certified R.A.D. Systems instructor, a program of realistic self-defense techniques specifically designed for women of all ages, As, “Moore’s Self-Defense for Women,” Ms. Moore has taught modified versions of the R.A.D. system to students at the Oakland Catholic High School, the Academy of Westinghouse, and taught Taekwondo through Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) as well as to numerous small church and family groups.
** All instructors are black belts and are required to actively participate in classes and strive to improve their skill and depth of martial arts knowledge.
** Taekwondo instructor ranks are issued by the Kukkiwon; Judo instructor ranks are certified by the United States Judo Association and USA Judo, Inc.