MASTER KEVIN NILSON
Master Kevin Nilson has a total of 25 years of experience in the martial arts. He has attained the rank of 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo under Senior Grand Master Sun Hwan Chung, and is certified as a 5th Dan internationally through the World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters in South Korea. Master Kevin is also certified as a 6th Dan Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Moo Duk Kwan. He also holds the level of 2nd Dan Black Belt in Hap Ki Do, a hybrid Korean art that utilizes kicks, joint locks, and throws to defend oneself. Kevin remains current in the martial arts by taking classes and promotional exams at the World Academy of Martial Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Kevin has four years of training in the art of Karate-Do, and has practiced techniques in several other defensive arts, including Aikido, Tai Chi, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and police tactics. During the spring of 2007, Kevin traveled to South Korea in order to teach and receive specialized training in Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do. He also received certification as a ‘Group Exercise Trainer’ through the NASM.
Several teen black belt and advanced adult students help instruct classes at New Edge Martial Arts on a regular basis. This better ensures that students receive more personal attention during their training. New Edge also boasts having many high ranking black belts that either help with or teach classes on their own times. Master Marc Saurbier, Master Mike Fuller, Master Lou Zedan, Dr. Ashraf Soheim, Sergeant Joe Ferrera, Jason Fox, Randy Vasser, and Dustin Hoffman all share their own insights and skills with their fellow students.