Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kung Fu and Kumdo and have attained a high level of expertise and training to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in the traditional martial arts they teach and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Patrick Carey  (Head Instructor)  Send E-mail to Patrick Carey
Master Patrick Carey is the Head Instructor of the World Martial Arts Center. He holds a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taeguek Kumdo, a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and a 1st Dan Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu. Master Carey began practicing martial arts (judo) in 1979 and earned his 1st Dan black belt in Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo in 1983. Master Carey holds a wide variety of certificates including being a Certified Master Instructor (graduated from the 17th Foreign Instructor Course) by the Kukkiwon and a 1st Class National Hanmadang Referee by the US Taekwondo Committee, a National Taekwondo sparring referee by the AAU and a Certified Head Instructor by the World Song Moo Kwan Organization.

In his extensive martial arts practice over the past 30 years Mr. Carey has studied under many instructors, most notably Grandmaster Moo Young Yun, Master Rich Johnson, Grandmaster Hee Ro and has also been accepted as a direct student of Shih Yan Gao, a 34th Generation Shaolin Monk.

Byung Jik Ro presenting belt to Patrick Carey
Steven Wankewycz  (Co- Head Instructor)  Send E-mail to Steven Wankewycz
Master Steven Wankewycz is the Co-Head Instructor of the World Martial Arts Center. He holds a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taeguek Kumdo, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, Certified by both the World Song Moo Kwan Association and the Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo headquarters in Korea. He also holds a 1st Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and a 2nd Dan Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu. Mr. Wankewycz is Certified as a 1st Class National Hanmadang Referee by the Kukkiwon and is also a Certified Song Moo Kwan Head Instructor.

In addition to his studies under Grandmaster Hee Ro, Mr. Wankewycz has also been accepted as a direct student of Sifu Shih Yan Gao, a 34th Generation Shaolin Monk.

Grandmaster Hee Ro presenting belt to Steve Wankewycz
Leo Ramroop  (Taekwondo Grandmaster)
Grandmaster Leo Ramroop, 8th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, is an Instructor at the Main School, frequently teaching the Black Belt Taekwondo classes. Grandmaster Ramroop is a Certified Instructor.

Grandmaster Leo Ramroop - Song Moo Kwan
Michael Stein  (Taekwondo Master Instructor)
Master Michael Stein holds a 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. Master Stein is a Taekwondo Instructor at the Main School, frequently teaching the Black Belt class, and is a Certified Instructor.

Steve Rogers  (Assistant Instructor, Taekwondo, Hapkido)
Mr. Rogers is an Assistant Taekwondo and Hapkido Instructor at the Main School. He holds a 1st Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and in Hapkido is a also a Certified Assistant Instructor. Mr. Rogers a color belt in Shaolin Kung Fu.

Bryony Rogers  (Assistant Instructor)
Mrs. Rogers is an Assistant Instructor at the Main School. She holds a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kumdo, a 1st degree Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu and is a color belt in Taekwondo

For more information about the World Martial Arts Center staff or training programs, please contact us at 612-823-8233 or by clicking here.