GrandMaster Mitchell Barron is a 7th Degree Black Belt internationally certified with Kukkiwon and Jidokwan in the Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do under the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and the Jidokwan Federation. The World Tae Kwon Do Federation is the largest Tae Kwon Do governing organization in the world and is based at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea.
He began his Martial Arts training at the age of 12 in Judo and later went on to train in Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of GrandMaster Byung Min Kim. For the past 17 years Mitchell Barron has been under the instruction of GrandMaster Sung Soo Lee. For the past 28 years he has co-owned and operated NorthEastern Martial Arts Academy in Florida, New York with his wife Suzyn. For six years he studied Northern and Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, a Chinese Martial Art, under World Champion Sifu Karl Romain.
In February of 1997 Mitchell Barron was Certified as an International Self-Defense Rape Awareness and Prevention Instructor in California under the direction of Mr. Robert Ferguson, Founder of the RAP program. Mitchell is also a National Advisor for The Rape Awareness and Prevention Organization.
In 1999 Master Barron was named in Action Martial Arts Magazine for who’s who in the Martial Arts. In 2004 & 2005 he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Suzyn Barron is a Second Degree Black Belt in the Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do and was trained under the instruction of GrandMaster Byung Min Kim.
In 1986, Suzyn and her husband, Mitchell, established NorthEastern Martial Arts Academy in Florida, New York as co-owners and together operate this successful traditional martial arts school.
Suzyn Barron was certified in February, 1997 as an International Self-Defense Rape Awareness and Prevention Instructor in California with the Rape Awareness and Prevention Organization International under the direction of its founder, Robert Ferguson. Recently, Suzyn is also a National Advisor for The RAP Organization.
Francesca is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and from the University of Pheonix, majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education. She works for SUNY Orange teaching math on the college level. She has been training for over 16 years in Tae Kwon Do and currently is a 2nd dan black belt.
Lisa is a 2nd Dan Black Belt. She trained when she was about 10 years old but had to stop for a few years because of high school sports. She has been teaching over 9 years now. Currently, Lisa teaches the Saturday morning Adult class.
Gillian has been doing Tae Kwon Do for over 9 years. She is a 2nd dan black belt. Gillian has competed in multiple competitions and has been awarded on assortment of medals and trophies. She was invited to join the leadership team at age 10 and now helps instruct the Wednesday junior class. When she is not at Tae Kwon Do, Gillian enjoys playing the cello, dancing, reading and playing with her beagle C.J.
April started her TKD traning at NEMAA when she was 8 years old. She joined the leadership team once she became a green belt. She is currently a 2nd dan black belt. April likes that TKD required both physical and mental strength. TKD has really changed her life. She loves being a part of the leadership team. She is currently teaching the junior class on Saturday mornings. Aside from TKD, April is currently attending York College in Pennsylvania. April’s other favorite things are going to Borders at the mall, traveling to visit family and friends, playing with her dog and playing tennis.
Jordan has been training at NEMAA for eight years. She is now a 1st dan black belt and on the Leadership team. She is also a honors student in her school. In her spare time she hangs out with her friends, and tries to do a few extra curricular activities.
Charlie began his training with Master Barron over 27 years ago. He was Nemaa’s 1st Black Belt at the age of 17. He then had to stop training due to college. Twenty three years later Charlie came back to training with his two sons and has been back at Nemaa for over a year now. His excellent teaching skills and excellent Martial Arts technique are admired by all of the students and the other Instructors.
Barbara has been training for 12 years at Nemaa. She is an amazing role model for not only the students but for the Instructors as well. She is currently a 2nd Dan Black Belt. She is weel liked and admired for her teaching skills and knowledge of our curriculum.
Mishel is a Bo Dan, but is mature beyond her years. She has great command of the students when she teaches, something someone so young is rare to see. She has a talent for making a class very enjoyable, yet teaching the students proper skills.
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