Tucker Taekwondo Center boasts a staff of highly competent and friendly fitness professionals.
Miss Aye (pronounced ‘eye’) is a Managing Director for The Tucker Taekwondo Center. She is a graduate of TTC’s Black Belt Program mastering Taeguek, Palgwe, and Pa Sai form systems. Miss Aye is also a Kukkiwon Certified 4th Degree Black Belt and USA Taekwondo Certified 3rd Degree Black Belt. Miss Aye manages The Tucker Taekwondo Center at The Tucker Recreation Center Location. She is an experienced couching instructor whose team consists of 18 competitors, won 35 gold medals and 12 silver medals in Fall of 2016. Her competition team travels in and outside Georgia tournamnets.
Currently pursuing her forth degree black belt, she has been awarded the title of Kyosanim by Master Wallace Taylor. Miss Aye has a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Science with a major in Fishery Biology. She has also attained a Master of Science in Fisheries Science with a major in Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Assessment from Kasetsart University: known to be one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Thailand. Both academic degrees were completed with honors. Miss Aye is also interested in Public Health. She combines her Public Health knowledge with Martial Arts and provide to her students and community to develope a community health and wellness.
Honorary Grand Master Min Suk Song
9th Dan – Taekwondo
9th Dan – Hapikdo
4th Dan – Judo
Grand Master Min Suk Song is a native of South Korea, born in 1943. He began his Taekwondo education at the age of 4 and received his first black belt in 1951, at age 8. Grandmaster Song is a decendent of the Chung Do Kwan discipline and has promoted Grandmaster Wallace Taylor in this tradition. His background in higher education includes a Masters of Political Science and a Law Degree in conjunction with a degree in administration and Korean Ministry.
In 1979, as he set forth his political career in with a position of Senator as his goal, Marshall Law was instituted in Korea. The escalating political upheaval and public outrage resulted in Grand Master leaving Korea for the United States. Once established, he began a pointed effort to open and launch Taekwondo schools all over the US. At his peak, Grand Master Song presided over 23 schools in 7 states.
With over 66 years of experience in martial arts and a student body ranging from 7 to 8 thousand students, Grand Master has come to be a respected and astonishing member of the Taekwondo community at a global scale and an remarkable addition to the Tucker Taekwondo Center family.
Mr. Jessie Gonzalez has instructed Taekwondo at TTC since 2018. He holds a second Degree black belt in Taekwondo and a first degree black belt in Staff.
Mr. Gonzalez is a gold and silver medalist in regional Taekwondo championships. He has also transferred his Martial Arts talents to theater at the Woodruff Center of Perofrming Arts. He is fluent in Spanish with roots from Mexico. Mr. Gonzalez is a student at Georgia State University studying Kinsiology and Health.
Instructor (Taekwondo and Sword)
Casey M. Millette has been a member of the TTC family for over a decade. She is proud to hold a 3rd Dan in Taekwondo and a 2nd Dan in Japanese Sword. She assisted Grandmaster Wallace Taylor in developing the Swordsmanship program for TTC and has performed with her swords in the Chinatown demonstrations and TTC`s Woodruff Arts Center events. Furthermore, Casey is the official representative of TTC to USAT (USA Taekwondo) and is a coach of the TTC competition team. She is a Safesport certified instructor. When she isn`t training, her students can find her immersed in her studies of Journalism at GSU, writing screenplays and novels, or playing cello.
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Instructor (Taekwondo and Staff)
Martin Gerstile has attained tile of Chokonim of the Tucker Taekwondo Center. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Sword, and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Bo Jutzu (Staff). He teaches the Bo Jutzu (Staff) class. Mr. Gerstle is on the Competition Team and Demo Team and have received Gold Trophies and Medals in Forms. He has participated in numerous performances in Chinatown and at the Woodfruff Fine Arts Center.
He attends Chamblee Charter High School with a 4.14 GPA. He endevours to become a Neurosurgeon.
Jemere Nelson is a 3rd degree black belt and one of Grand Master Taylor's first students. He has competed in 8 tournaments finishing with 6 gold medals along with several silver and bronze. He has assisted as instructor for the adult's class. Mr. Nelson also voluteers his talents to teach all community outreach projects. Currently he is a store manager at a car rental agency and real estate investor. He had several retail ventures in North Dekalb Mall and Snellville, Jemere Nelson hopes to bring more industrial opportunity to under developed neighborhoods in South Dekalb and Atlanta.
Mr. Campus has been a student of TTC since he was seven years old. He has competed in many tournaments since that time and has devolped as an instructor in our program. Adrian is a third degree black belt in Taekwondo and has transferred his skills to theater as part of our Demonstration team. Adrian has performed at Woodruff Center of Performing Arts and Chinatown. He is fluent in Spanish with roots from Argentina.
Adrian is a student of Georgia Tech studying economics.
Ruby Elizabeth Taylor., MS, MBA, CDE, FNP
Ruby Taylor is a native of British Guyana and serves as the Diabetes/Health Educator at the Tucker Taekwondo Center. She is a Registered Nurse with a notable career at Mercy Clinic in Atlanta. She offers monthly seminars as well as individual health consultations. Mrs. Taylor has a Master's of Science in Nursing from Georgia State University and A Master of Business Administration from Troy State University. She is a retired Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Diabetes Educator.
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Tucker Taekwondo Center (Chamblee-Tucker Location)
3825 Presidential Parkway, Suite 102
Atlanta, GA 30340
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