Grand Master Sung Hong Park
June 6th, 1941–
July 25th, 2003
founder of Park's Martial Arts Schools (PMA), established in
1981, Grand Master Park began his formal martial arts training at
age eleven in 1953. He went on to attain the highest black belt
degree of 9th Dan (Kukkiwon). GM Park was a living embodiment of PMA
goals and was world renowned for his broad martial arts knowledge
and expertise. We are fortunate indeed to have had his guidance.
Kwan Jang Nim
(President - Kwan Jang
Master Brian Alexander
Upon Grand Master Park's
passing Master Alexander was formally acknowledged as the Successor
Kwan Jang Nim (President) of Park's Martial Arts Schools (PMA). He
was a charter member of PMA and its Board of Advisors and has since
attained the highest Dan ranking in each discipline under the direct
tutelage of Grand Master Park.
Master Alexander is
the owner of the PMA Head Quarters School and oversees all PMA
training and administration.
PMA Board of Directors
Master: Robert McBrien
A charter member of PMA and it's Board of Advisors Dr. Bob
has attained Master classification. He is a clinical
psychologist and became the very first Salisbury University
Taekwondo Club advisor since he held the Director of Student
Counseling at Salisbury University. He has since retired from
Salisbury University and runs a private counseling practice.
Presently, he specializes in teaching Tai Chi for health. He
is also the Charter Advisor to the Delaware State Taekwondo
Association of the United State Taekwondo Union.
began his training in 1983 at the Berlin MD branch school.
He took over the Berlin school in 1991. He also co-opened the
Lewes DE school with Master Manning. Mr. Maddox has since
attained Master classification in Taekwondo, black belt in Gumdo,
studies Tai Chi and has color rank in Hapkido. He was
appointed a Charter member of Park's Martial Arts Board of
Advisors and appointed the Charter Maryland Master of the
American Central East of the World Haidong Gumdo Federation.
Although now retired as the former Dept. Chief of Fenwick
Police Department, Master Manning began his training at PMA
HQ in 1988. He has been very active with PMA having opened a
Lewes DE branch school in 1990 and a Fenwick DE school in 1995.
Several of our senior Instructors and Black Belts began their
training under his tutelage. He also has trained in Hapkido
and Gumdo and was an Advisor to the Delaware State Taekwondo
Association of the United State Taekwondo Union.
Note: Master Manning passed away at the age of 69 on July 16, 2009.
We will miss him and honor his time and efforts with our martial
PMA Vice President:
Master Jeremy Wolfer
Mr. Wolfer is the Vice President of PMA. He started his
training at age 10 in New York State with Tang Soo Do, (which
later became known as Soo Bak Do. He was first introduced to PMA
while attending Salisbury University. Since that time he has
attained Senior positions in Hapkido and Gumdo. He also holds a
Black Belt in Taekwondo and is in the process of becoming a
licensed Tai Chi (or Hao Chuan) instructor.
||Hapkido President: Master
Master Zullo began his Hapkido training at Park's Martial
Arts H.Q. (PMA) in the early 1990's. He also has
extensive martial arts training in numerous styles of martial
arts beginning in his early teens. Grand Master Park
appointed Mr. Zullo the Head-Master of PMA Hapkido. No
other disciplines in PMA have had similar appointments to date.
To receive such a title/ position is very difficult to say the
least and one must be technically proficient and skilled among
other attributes. Master Zullo has proven his competence and
capabilities through perseverance and hard work and is an
inspiration to us all.
Master Instructor: Amanda Jenkins
Amanda L. Jenkins began studying
Taekwondo at Park's Martial Arts in the summer of 1986,
achieving her 1st degree black belt in Jan. 1989. She
currently holds the rank of 4th Dan.
She was the Master in Taekwondo at the Easton branch school since
January 2002 until its closing in 2010. Unfortunately it had to close
due to her moving from the area along with career scheduling conflicts.
In addition to her martial arts, Amanda is a full time research scientist
with a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. While attending graduate school she
also studied Aikido under Okimura sensei in Delaware.
Senior TKD Instructor: Diana Dittmer
Diana attained her Taekwondo 3rd
Dan on December 17, 2011
Diana began training at age 7 at the Park’s Martial Arts Seaford branch.
In addition to instructing, Diana is a Captain of the PMA Eagles Competition Team.
She has won Gold medals in National TKD competition as well as numerous state competition titles.
Diana has been active with volunteering with the Horizons Program with The Salisbury School and
the Children’s Beach House in Lewes Delaware. Her college plans include majoring in elementary
TKD Instructor: Kevin Adams
Kevin attained his Taekwondo 3rd
Dan on September 25, 1993
Kevin is a long time PMA student and Instructor and was the
president and founder of the first Salisbury University Taekwondo
club in 1985 under the supervision of Dr. and Master Robert McBrien.
Kevin also has experience in the early classes of the Park's Martial
Arts Hapkido program.
TKD Instructor: Dean McNelia Sr.
Dean attained his Taekwondo 3rd
Dan on September 29, 2001
Dean is also a long time PMA student and instructor and father of
Cory McNelia who is a Green Beret and another 3rd dan and highly
talented Taekwondo student/instructor. Dean was one of the few black
belts chosen by GM Park to study the coveted Bhong (long wooden
staff) program. He also has Hapkido experience.
Manager/TKD Instructor: Walker Cogswell
Walker attained his Taekwondo 2nd
Dan on December 19, 2009
Walker began his training at Park's Martial Arts with his father in 2006 at the Headquarters school in Salisbury, MD.
Walker has traveled across the country with the PMA Eagle
Competition Team and won various medals for sparring and forms
competitions. Currently, he assists Diana with teaching the
Taekwondo classes. Along with Taekwondo, Walker practices Hapkido,
plays guitar, and likes to skateboard.
Gumdo Instructor: Lisa Ludwig
Lisa attained her Gumdo
Dan on March 22, 2014
Ms. Ludwig has been with our PMA family since 1997 when she enrolled her
daughter in our Taekwondo program (her daughter eventually winning
the gold medal in the Taekwondo Junior Olympics). Ms. Ludwig is the
Office Manager and Program Director and in addition to being the
Senior Gumdo sword Instructor, she is currently training for her 1st
Dan in Taekwondo and is also a student of TaiChi.
Tai Chi Assistant Instructor: James Yamakawa
James attained his Tai Chi 2nd
Degree on May 12, 2013
began his Park's Martial Arts Tai Chi training under Master
Alexander in the fall of 2006 with a background in Chen style Tai
Chi. James received and passed his current black belt test in May 2013
under Eli Montaigue who is the head of the World Taiji Boxing Association
(WTBA). Note: Master Alexander is the Maryland representative of
Hapkido Assistant Instructor: Robert Lee Worth III
Lee attained his 1st Dan in Hapkido in August 2013.
Robert Lee Worth III began his training at Park's Martial Arts in
1997. Due to personal matters had to leave the school temporarily.
Robert then rejoined Hapkido classes with his son in 2006. Robert
tested for and received his
Hapkido Assistant Instructor: Ji Ho Park
Ji Ho attained his
1st Dan in Hapkido in August 2013.
Ji Ho is Grand Master Park's son and began his training at the
PMA Berlin branch school when he was a child. He attained the
rank of 3rd Dan in Taekwondo in September 1989. He left PMA
for a period as an enlisted Merchant Marine. He has returned to PMA
and is currently an assistant Hapkido instructor.