Seattle Martial Arts

Master Tropp
Master Nhumey Tropp

Chief Instructor Master Nhumey Tropp, 6th Dan, began training in martial arts in 1972. She has been teaching since 1979. Her first TaeKwon Do instructor was C.K. Choi, 8th Dan, formerly of Vancouver, Canada. She has trained with a number of excellent teachers. Most influential has been Instructor Erik Remmen, (HwaRang Do) who retired from teaching in 1995. Master Tropp's rank is certified by Grandmaster Kwang Sik Myung, 10th Dan, president and founder of the World HapkiDo Federation and the Korea Yonmookwan TaeKwonDo Association. She is a graduate of Massad Ayoob's Lethal Force Institute (LFI 1). Master Tropp is a member of PAWMA (Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists), NWMAF (National Women's Martial Arts Federation). In 2001, she led the first Women in Martial Arts delegation to China and in 2003 was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Master Tropp holds an MPH (Master of Public Health) from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of the University of Washington Physician Assistant Program. She works as a PA in a local hospital Emergency Department.

Stacie Hiett, 5th Dan

Instructor Stacie Hiett, 5th Dan, started her training in TaeKwon Do in 1980. Instructor Hiett taught Tuesday classes at the Greenwood dojang from 1992 to 2007.

Instructor Hiett
Instructor Logue
Aaron Logue, 4th Dan

Instructor Aaron Logue started his training in TaeKwon Do in 1990. He presently teaches many of the Monday and Wednesday TaeKwon Do classes at the Phinney Center.

Aarons Instructor Kahn
Aaron Kahn, 1st Dan

Instructor Aaron Kahn has been training in HwaRang Do since 1995, and achieved the rank of Black Belt in 2003. Instructor Kahn is teaching the HwaRang Do classes at the Phinney Center.

Instructor Mageau and Instructor Goss also assist with TaeKwon Do classes at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Instructors that have assisted in the past at the Greenwood dojang include Danielle Ippolito, Dan Mageau, William Keihn, Richard Wesley, Ian Rush, Jon Ruhnke, Kristine Tardiff, John Anderson, and Micheal Carlson.

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