Hwa Rang Kwan MArtial Arts Center
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MICHAEL WILLIAMS

TAEKWONDO

3rd Dan Senior Instructor Michael Williams is the Manager of Hwa Rang Kwan Martial Arts Center. He accepted this position on December 10th, 2018.

Michael began studying Tae Kwon Do at the age of 5 under Master Malik Fall of Harlem Tae Kwon Do, though took a very on and off approach to it. He truly began his training in Tae Kwon Do when he went to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After competing in numerous tournaments, Michael tested for his Black Belt under Master Joe Hasan of Pil Sung Tae Kwon Do, one week before he graduated.

In 2015, Michael moved out to San Francisco to study video game design at Academy of Art University. A need for exercise and stress release led him to Hwa Rang Kwan. It was not long before he became an assistant instructor for both children and adult Tae Kwon Do classes. Michael gained his 3rd Dan at the end of a 12 hour test where he broke six boards with a turn back side kick, a kick he’s struggled with since childhood.

Before working at HRK, Michael has spent several years working as a Lead Instructor at iD Tech and recently worked in an Amazon warehouse. He plans on starting his own video game company one day.