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Chief and Master Instructor Vince Vergara has been studying the martial arts for over 30 years and currently holds a 6th degree black belt in Jung Sim Do, 3rd Dan in WHF Hapkido and advanced rank in Modern Arnis. Honors and credentials include: American Council of Martial Arts Certified Martial Arts Instructor, ACTION Personal Trainer Certified Personal Trainer, member of the National Association of Professional Martial  Artists and Martial Arts Teachers Association, and "2003 Instructor of the Year" by the Worldwide Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Vergara has been a multiple gold medalist at the Keystone State Games and has won championships at open sport karate tournaments including the Central PA Karate Championships, Battle of Harrisburg and Breath of Nature. Vergara has also been featured in media outlets including the Harrisburg Patriot Newspaper and local news channels abc27, cbs21 and Fox43 for his martial arts and self- defense expertise.        

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Masters Vergara (l.) and Brunner (r.) with Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, center.

Emeritus Master Instructor Tom Brunner is WSAMA's Technical Advisor with over 30 years of martial arts experience. Brunner holds a 6th degree black belt in Jung Sim Do under Grandmaster Joe Fox. Brunner's background includes boxing, kickboxing and personal fitness training as a strength and conditioning coach. His contribution to the students of WSAMA is reflected by the high-caliber of skilled martial artists our Academy has produced.   

Black Belt Instructors:

  • Karis Hazam,  4th Dan, Adults Class Instructor 
  • Bill Bingham, 3rd Dan, Cardio Kickboxing Instructor 
  • Allison Halbach, 3rd Dan, Adults & Children's Class Instructor 
  • Joe Mizrahi, 3rd Dan, Adults Class Instructor
  • Luann Neifert, 3rd Dan Adults Class Instructor
  • Brandon Vergara, 3rd Dan, Children's Class Instructor
  • Deanna Vergara, 2nd Dan, Children's Class Instructor,  Jr. Demo Team Coach
  • Andy Loza, 2nd Dan, Adults Class Instructor
  • Danny Aikens, 2nd Dan, Children's Class Instructor
  • Derrick Min, 2nd Dan, Adults Class Instructor 

Assisting Black Belts:

  • Lisa Foer, 3rd Dan, Adults Class Instructor 
  • Diana Hamlin, 3rd Dan, Children Class Instructor 
  • Jessica Vergara, 2nd Dan, Children Class Instructor 
  • Jay Perry, 2nd Dan, Children Class Instructor 
  • Christian Sponseller, 2nd Dan, Children's Class
  • Kathy Savage, 2nd Dan, Homeschool Class
  • Keith Zook, 1st Dan, Children's Class Instructor 
  • Rhiannon Loza, 1st Dan, Children Class Instructor    

Sr. Black Belts Promoted by WSAMA:

  • Andrew Ford, 5th Dan, Owner/Master Instructor of Chambersburg Academy of M.A.
  • AJ Ensminger, 4th Dan
  • Steve Pataky, 4rd Dan
  • Chris Crockett, 3rd Dan, Co-Founder of JSDMA Club of Drexel University
  • Mark Ensminger, 3rd Dan
  • Brad Novosel, 3rd Dan
  • Megan Loder, 3rd Dan 
  • Steve Brandt, 3rd Dan
  • Robert Willingham, 3rd Dan
  • Yazmin Kuball, 3rd Dan
  • Diana Hamlin, 3rd Dan
  • Eric Strack, 3rd Dan
  • Al Heck, 3rd Dan
  • Matthew Takita, 2nd Dan
  • Valerie Takita, 2nd Dan
  • Brent Stapleton, 2nd Dan
  • Michael Kolonouski, 2nd Dan
  • Bill Bingham, 2nd Dan
  • Dan Crognale, 2nd Dan
  • Scott Berney, 2nd Dan, Founder of Grove City College JSD M.A. Club
  • Patrick Masching, 2nd Dan, Founder of Eastern Iowa Academy of M.A.
  • Brian Dolan, 2nd Dan
  • Matt Fisher, 2nd Dan
  • Stacey Bowers, 2nd Dan
  • Alex Heigl, 2nd Dan
  • Gary Doran, 2nd Dan
  • KC Failor, 2nd Dan
  • Clay Hazam, 2nd Dan
  • Shawn Lerew, 2nd Dan
  • Katherine Brandt, 2nd Dan
  • Joshua Novosel, 2nd Dan
  • Nykki Zeigler, 2nd Dan
  • Diana Hamlin, 2nd Dan 
  • Al Heck, 2nd Dan
  • Aaron Kuntz, 2nd Dan
  • Sudhakar Balasankar, 2nd Dan  
  • Sheila Kirkpatrick, 2nd Dan
  • Warren Chung, 2nd Dan
  • Tristan Ensminger, 2nd Dan
  • Brian Kirkpatrick, 2nd Dan 
  • Sean Foer, 2nd Dan
  • Alex Chung, 2nd Dan
  • Mary Millage, 2nd Dan
  • Adam Neifert, 2nd Dan
  • Alycia Stokes, 2nd Dan 
  • Robert Halbach, 2nd Dan
  • Deanna Vergara, 2nd Dan
  • Tyler Loper, 2nd Dan
  • Joe Murray, 2nd  Dan
  • Kathy Savage, 2nd Dan
  • Rick Kinsey, 2nd Dan
  • Trevor Lovell, 2nd Dan
  • Rich Michener, 1st Dan
  • Patricia Deckard-Cramer, 1st Dan
  • Craig Kocsis, 1st Dan
  • Kitty Bergert, 1st Dan
  • Andrew Holly, 1st Dan
  • Rachel Gutwein, 1st Dan
  • Chris Berney, 1st Dan
  • Mai Voung, 1st Dan, Co-Founder of JSDMA Club of Drexel University
  • Ata Akin, 1st Dan
  • David Rohland, 1st Dan
  • Rick Castner, 1st Dan
  • Justin Schweitzer, 1st Dan
  • Justin Farabaugh, 1st Dan
  • Chuck Roesner, 1st Dan
  • Jeff Colosimo, 1st Dan
  • Drew Lynch, 1st Dan
  • Bryce Sheaffer, 1st Dan
  • Nicholas McMichael, 1st Dan
  • AJ Sledzinski, 1st Dan
  • Patrick Hillery, 1st Dan
  • Donnie Fisher, 1st Dan
  • Paul Devey, 1st Dan
  • Kendra Parker-Pitts, 1st Dan
  • Lekha Ravindraraj, 1st Dan
  • Len Arca, 1st Dan
  • Cameron Rhoad, 1st Dan
  • Nannette Intrieri, 1st Dan
  • Allyson Heck, 1st Dan
  • Naomi Heck, 1st Dan
  • Denise Corbin, 1st Dan
  • Maureen Brandt, 1st Dan
  • Conner Sheaffer, 1st Dan
  • Daena Prinsen, 1st Dan
  • Anne O'Connell, 1st Dan
  • Larry Reed, 1st Dan
  • Shaun Eisenhauer, 1st Dan
  • Chris Eisenhauer, 1st Dan
  • Howard Ziegler, Jr. 1st Dan
  • Justin Gariepy, 1st Dan
  • Kaitlyn Bailey, 1st Dan 
  • Teddy Kautz, 1st Dan
  • Joseph Hines, 1st Dan
  • Andrew George, 1st Dan  
  • Kerry O'Connell, 1st Dan   
  • Sarah Markel, 1st Dan  
  • Matthew Kuentzler, 1st Dan 
  • David Kirkpatrick, 1st  Dan  
  • Collin Quigley, 1st Dan  
  • Aidan Loza, 1st Dan  
  • Kate Loza, 1st Dan 

Jr. Black Belts Promoted by WSAMA:

  • Cole Van Nostrand, 2nd Dan
  • Jac Colosimo, 1st Dan
  • Paul Noss, 1st Dan
  • Daniel Venooker, 1st Dan
  • Brandon Bitting, 1st Dan
  • Bobby Burgard, 1st Dan
  • Phillip Peng, 1st Dan
  • Jesse Hazam, 1st Dan
  • Logan Ziegler, 1st Dan
  • Joshua Moyer, 1st Dan
  • Jacquelyn Novosel, 1st Dan
  • Shannon Hillery, 1st Dan
  • Cheyenne Drawbaugh, 1stDan
  • Montana Drawbaugh, 1st Dan
  • Daniel Hillery, 1stDan
  • Nathan Bailey, 1st Dan
  • Patrick Duggan, 1st Dan
  • Kyle Troyer, 1st Dan
  • Jack Koster, 1st Dan
  • Samantha Zeigler, 1st Dan
  • Nicholas Centurione, 1st Dan
  • Kimberlyn Troyer, 1st Dan
  • Ann-Margaret Kennedy, 1st Dan
  • Emine Boz, 1st Dan
  • Jared Rebman, 1st Dan
  • Nicholas Sather, 1st Dan
  • Pablo Yatsko, 1st Dan
  • Seth Erni, 1st Dan
  • Joshua Peterson, 1st Dan
  • Maddi Baker, 1st Dan
  • Mark Chambers, 1st Dan
  • Breyelle Charles, 1st Dan
  • Ethan Lubold, 1st Dan
  • Travis Tamanosky, 1st Dan

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