Director of Training:
Professor Sean O’Dowd is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Army Special Operations Command. He is a Master Army Combatives Instructor, Special Operations Combatives Instructor, USKMA Level 5 Krav Maga Instructor, Warrior Defence Labs Adavanced Instructor, 1st Aid Instructor, and ASFA Certified Personal Trainer. He holds 3 Black Belts and is a North Carolina State Champion. He has used his training in the real world as a Purple Heart Combat Veteran. He holds a degree in Emergency Management and Leadership Management.
Coach Jessica O’Dowd is a 2nd Degree Black Belt recommended, North Carolina State Champion and Southeast District Champion. She specializes in Womans Self Defense and Health and Wellness. She is the program manager of the Kids Martial Arts and Special Event Planner. She holds a Bachelor Degree from Chico State University in Recreational Planning.
Self Defense and Fitness Instructor:
Coach Forrest is a Krav Maga Core certified instructor and head of the Warrior X-Fit program. Forrest is from North Port, FL and served in the US Army for 6 years. He worked for the North Carolina Special Police where he now brings his real world perspective of the dangers that surround us to our Self Defense program.
R.A.I.D Program Director:
Coach Frankie McRae is the former head of the US Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) at Ft. Bragg N.C. He served in 1st Ranger Bn, 1st Special Forces Group Combatant Commanders In-extremis Force (CIF), and 3rd Special Forces Group CIF. He has conducted operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He attended the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Course as an exchange instructor. He is a Krav Maga Certified Instructor.
Coach Croker is our TKD assistant instructor. She is a 1st degree black belt and Legacy Program member. She has trained in several different TKD styles as well as Kung Fu.
Coach Kailey O’Dowd is the Head of our Special Wining Attitude Team (SWAT) and assistant instructor for our Tiny Tiger Program. She has been training in TKD since she was 6 years old and has competed 6 times for championship.