3rd Degree Black Belt
Mr. Taylor currently holds the rand of 3rd degree Black Belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do from Secrease’s Tae Kwon Do. He started training under the late Grand Master Luther Secrease at Merritt College in Oakland, Ca. in 1979. In 1981 Grand Master Secrease purchased the Do Jang in Berkeley, Ca. from his teacher Grand Master Byong Yu. Mr. Taylor studied, trained and received his 1st degree Black Belt at the Do Jang in 1996, and his 2nd degree Black belt in November of 2000. He was assistant instructor to Grand Master Secrease at Laney College from 1993 to the time of his passing in September of 2008. Mr. Taylor received his 3rd degree Black Belt in April of 2012 under Master(s) Sudan Muhammad, and Atron Gregory. He currently teaches Tae Kwon Do at Secrease’s Martial Arts Academy South Bay in Los Altos, Ca. He has also trained under Grand Master August Oneal in the art of Hapkido. His past accomplishments include instructing at Full Force Fitness in Mountain View, Ca., Self defense for women classes for the City of Oakland in association with the Department of Parks and Recreation, self defense training seminars for corporations, colleges, churches, non-profit organizations and private individuals. He retired from the Oakland Police Department with over 28 years of service, performing duties that included Jail training officer, and Defensive tactics instructor for Jail personnel. He is P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) and STC (Standards and Training for Corrections) certified as a Weaponless Defense Instructor, Crime Prevention Specialist, C.P.T.E.D (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) practitioner and a member of the National Crime Prevention Council.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Mr. Chang began his TaeKwonDo training at Laney College in Oakland, CA, in 1991 with the late Master Luther Secrease. Mr. Chang earned his 1st degree Black Belt in 2012 and his 2nd degree in 2016 under Master(s) Sudan Muhammad and Atron Gregory. Since his first class with Master Secrease, he fell in love with TaeKwonDo and has incorporated the martial arts way into every aspect of his life.Mr. Chang past accomplishments include being a NASM certrified personal trainer, TRX certrified trainer and PowerBoxing instructor. He would like to pass on what he learned from Master Secrease to his students. Mr. Chang also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and currently works for a software company in Cupertino as an Account Exective.