Quality instruction is essential to developing a student's maximum potential.  Traditional TaeKwon-Do Alliance, Hups TaeKwon-Do and Westview TaeKwon-Do are proud of the high quality of their instructors.  Few martial arts classes are actually taught by a 9th Dan Grand Master Blackbelt (the highest rank possible) and few others will have as high ranking and experienced instructors as in these classes.  The results of this instruction is shown not only by the large number of medals our students win at tournaments but by the character, integrity and enthusiasm demonstrated by our students.  
We are both grateful and proud of all of our students!


  Master Kent Hups -- IX Dan Black Belt

Grand Master Kent Hups has been practicing TaeKwon-Do for almost 50 years and has been teaching classes for nearly 45 of those years.   For most of 40 years he studied under Grand Master Sereff, the original American ninth degree black belt and he has also been personally instructed by General Choi himself (the founder of TaeKwon-Do) with whom he had a good personal relationship.  On several occasions, at ITF International Instructor Courses, Grand Master Hups was asked by the General to demonstrate proper technique and patterns to over 250 black belts.  

In addition to attending six of those courses, he competed internationally at ITF World Championships and demonstrations in various countries and locations winning numerous medals.  In 1992 Grand Master Hups started his own school, Hups TaeKwon-Do and twenty years later formed the Traditional TaeKwon-Do Alliance. It is estimated that he has trained over 10,000 students and well over hundreds of blackbelts during his career.  There are very few instructors in the United States who have ever been instructed by the General and fewer yet have the passion and knowledge base that Grand Master Hups has!

 Mr. Kenton Good -- IV Dan Black Belt

Mr. Good is the Head Instructor at the West View class.  He started his TaeKwon-Do career almost 30 years ago.  Known for his outstanding technique, speed and flying kicks, Mr. Good has previously applied his expertise as the head instructor of our Pee Wee class in the past and as the assistant instructor in the main class at the MAC Center.   In addition to being an instructor, he is also Regional Director for the TTA and the primary instructor for the TTA's kicking seminars and instructs at the referee/sparring and self-defense seminars among others.  He has participated in numerous Ho Sin Sul's, many other Seminars and has performed in TaeKwon-Do Demonstrations at The Denver Coliseum, The Bladium and at Westy Fest in Westminster as part of the TTA's demonstration team.  

Ms. Adrienne Harness -- IV Dan Black Belt

Ms. Harness is an Assistant Instructor at the MAC class and has been involved in TaeKwon-Do since 2007, studying under Master Hups since 2010. She has been an instructor for several years and earned her 5th Dan Blackbelt in 2018.  She was previously the Head Instructor at the West View class, is the Chief Referee at TTA sanctioned tournaments and is an avid and talented Ho Sin Sul partner for blackbelts.  She is an instructor for the referee/sparring and self-defense seminars among others. Learning a martial art has always been a dream of hers and being able to teach and share the knowledge with others now is a joy for her.

  Mr. Jim Heyl -- III Dan Black Belt

Mr. Heyl is the Assistant Instructor at the Westview class. He tested for his IV Dan black belt in 2022 and, after most of a decade as a student, has been an active instructor since 2016.  He is the Communications Director for the TTA and has shown his considerable skills as an excellent Ho Sin Sul partner on many occasions and been an active participant in the class's public TaeKwon-Do demonstrations.  Mr. Heyl teaches at the referee/sparring and self-defense seminars and enjoys instructing both children and adults taking an active interest in their success!

    Ron Elston -- V Dan Black Belt

Mr. Elston is an Assistant Instructor at the MAC class and has been a student of Grand Master Hups for almost 20 years  One of his lifetime goals was to achieve his Black Belt in a martial art and, thanks to training with Grand Master Hups and a lot of hard work, he accomplished that goal in 2006.  He is a 5th Dan Black Belt, the VP of the TTA and aproud member of the Traditional TaeKwon-Do Alliance Demonstration Team and is currently a 5th Dan Black Belt. He teaches at the self-defense, referee/sparring and Ho Sin Sul seminars.  Mr. Elston particularly enjoys helping students gain the knowledge and skill needed to do things they never thought possible.  Their fun and successes help motivate him to continue striving forward in the art.

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