Master Ian Crocker is an Internationally (Kukkiwon) certified Fifth Degree Black Belt in Olympic Taekwondo. He has been Head Instructor for Samjae Taekwondo since its founding in 2008 in CBS and has over 27 years experience in Taekwondo. Ian has completed the NCCP Multi-sport Part A and B, as well as the Sport specific NCCP Program for Taekwondo. Ian competed in his early career Provincially and in the Atlantics, and later gained experience refereeing Provincially and then Nationally before opening Samjae Taekwondo. Ian has also developed competitive athletes in both sparring and Poomsae that he has taken to events across Newfoundland, as well as off-Island to Halifax, Montreal and Toronto.
Brittany tried Taekwondo on a whim when she was 13 after being a dancer for many years. 7 exciting years later, Brittany is a Kukkiwon Certified Second-degree Black Belt. Brittany’s dance background has helped her excel at Poomsae, working with Samjae’s new Competitive Poomsae Team, and helping put together musical Freestyle Poomsae for their performances and demos. Brittany is currently a 3rd year student at MUN studying French and pursuing education – putting that passion to teach into her work as an Instructor at Samjae Taekwondo.
Brandon Mercer is a Second Degree Black Belt in Olympic Taekwondo. He has been practicing Taekwondo since he was nine years old, with a continued interest in competitive Taekwondo and growth as a martial artist. Brandon joined the Samjae Competitive Team in 2016, assisting in the coaching and development of Samjae’s athletes.