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 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taeguek Kumdo, a 4th 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, a 3rd Dan Black Sash in Shaolin Kung Fu and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Hapkido. Mr. Wankewycz is a Certified Master Instructor (graduated from the 17th Foreign Instructor Course)by the Kukkiwon and a Certified 1st Class National Hanmadang Referee also by the Kukkiwon. He 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, 9th 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 7th 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.

Mike Stein
Steve Rogers  (Instructor, Taekwondo, Hapkido)
Mr. Rogers is a Certified Taekwondo Instructor and assistant Hapkido Instructor at the Main School. He holds a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido. Mr. Rogers has color belts in Taeguk Kumdo and Shaolin Kung Fu.

Steve Rogers
Bryony Rogers  (Assistant Instructor)
Mrs. Rogers is an Assistant Instructor at the Main School. She holds 2nd Dan Black Belts in Taekwondo, Shaolin Kung Fu and Kumdo.

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