Sun Belt Martial Arts Center has a staff of outstanding instructors including:
Mr. Ali Khakpour, V Dan Mrs. Sara Khakpour
Mr. Khakpour is the owner and chief instructor with over 20 years of experience in TaeKwon Do. He has been selected to US TaeKwon Do teams in both sparring and power breaking. He devotes his time to making sure the students are educated about what they are learning and not just "doers". Mr. Khakpour holds a Bachelors of Business degree in both Marketing and Management from the University of North Florida.
Mrs. Khakpour is the co-owner of Sun Belt Martial Arts. Longing to learn more about this connection between mental, physical, and spiritual awareness led Sara toYoga Den in Jacksonville, FL where she completed her 200 hour Teacher Training under Alyson Foreacre. She has also attended workshops with Kathry Budig. She has been teaching for over a year and is passionate about sharing her love for Yoga with others. Sara is an experienced (200 RYT) Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, which is internationally recognized. She is currently on her way to a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has placed first in sparring tournaments.
Mr. Kevin McDonald, II Dan
Mr. McDonald has over 15 years of Martial Arts, he took up Taekwon Do late in life as a father-son activity. He is up for promotion to 3rd degree in the next testing cycle. He is also the business owner of a web services and marketing company, Confluency Solutions (www.cfluent.com) with business customers across the country.
Sun Belt Martial Arts Center, Inc.
10501-1 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32257