Lake Norman TaeKwonDo proudly serving Lake Norman since 1995

Lake Norman TaeKwonDo has Classes in Lake Norman, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts Lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members. We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Grand Master Phuoc Dang 241386 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Grand Master Phuoc Dang
Owner and Chief Instructor

Grand Master Phuoc Dang is an 8th degree Black Belt certified as a Master Instructor by the National Martial Arts Organization Taekwondo America. He has been involved in the martial arts since 1988 when he was 13 years old.  He started taking classes under the instruction of Master George Strickland with his 2 younger brothers and sister.   He was 15 when he earned his first Black Belt and became an instructor shortly thereafter.

He started his school in Mooresville in a dance studio in 1995 when he was a freshman in college. He moved his school into its own space a year later and continued to run his school while he completed his college education, taking college classes during the day and teaching Taekwondo in the evenings.

He decided even before he started college that he wanted to continue to run his Taekwondo school after graduation and majored in Small Business Management at UNC-Charlotte.  He has been a full-time school owner since his graduation.  He has trained over 100 Black Belts and is a Senior Partner with Taekwondo America.

He is married and has 3 children.

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Michael Shorey
Level 4 Instructor

Mr. Mike Shorey is married with 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. Mr. Mike Shorey studied childhood development and education while in college and he is currently a Manufacturing Engineer at DRT Holdings in Midland, NC. He served our county for 6 years in the United States Air Force (USAF).
His first exposure to the combat arts was part of the USAF hand to hand combat training program. Mike became an instant fan. He received his first black belt in 1992 in an art form known as Poekoelan Tjumindie; an Indonesian form of Kung Fu. In 2015 was certified as a C.O.B.R.A Self-Defense instructor. He has been with Lake Norman Taekwondo for over 8 years. Under the teachings of Grand Master Dang, an 8th degree Black Belt, Mike has risen to the rank of 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt and is certified as a Level 4 Instructor by Taekwondo America. Mike is also a certified Tai Chi instructor. Mr. Mike Shorey is a lifelong Martial Arts student!

Timmy Green 241401 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Timmy Green
Level 3 Instructor

Mr. Green started doing Taekwondo at the age of 5, but shortly after getting his 1st degree moved to Florida. From there he continued studying Taekwondo in ITF where he got his 2nd degree black belt and began helping to instruct. After returning to us in 2021 he has worked to get his second degree in Taekwondo America and to become an instructor. His biggest goal for teaching is to create a safe and fun environment where kids can learn and develop skills for both Taekwondo and life. 

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Katana-Marie Dang
Level 3

Katana is a 2nd Degree Decided Black Belt.  She started taekwondo when she was 3 and has been doing it ever since. She took a break in 2017 and started back in 2020. Her favorite part of Taekwondo is forms and she love teaching as well. She enjoys watching movies and cooking/baking. 

Jacob Shorey 241387 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Jacob Shorey
Level 3 Instructor

Mr. Jacob Shorey was born, April 8, 2006.  Throughout his life Jacob has participated in many sports, academic challenges, music and art, and started martial arts at age 6. Mr. Jacob Shorey started Taekwondo America in September 2012, at the age of 6, and over the years he has risen to the rank of a 3rd Degree Black Belt and is certified as a Level 3 Instructor. In 2015 Jacob was trained in C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense. Taekwondo has been the perfect vehicle for personal improvement in mind, body and spirit. Over the course of his training under the teachings of Grand Master Dang, an 8th Degree Black Belt, Jacob has become more confident and disciplined. Mr. Jacob Shorey feels it is an honor to be an instructor and enjoys being able to share with other what he has learned.

Abeer Salem Naznin 241389 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Abeer Salem-Naznin
Level 3 instructor

Abeer Saleem Naznin is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and a Level 3 instructor,   Apart from Taekwondo she LOVES music and dance. She plays tennis and basketball and softball. She has been going to Lake Norman Taekwondo since she was 6 years old.

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Ben Beaver
Level 2 instructor

Mr. Ben Beaver is a 2nd Degree Black Belt. He started taking Tae Kwon Do with his son in 2005.  They began Tae Kwon Do at another school and when that school relocated, they transferred to Lake Norman Tae Kwon Do where they have been for the past 17 years.  Ben’s son made it to Brown Belt before he went off to college, but Ben continued to take classes and is presently a Second Degree Decided Black and Level 2 Instructor.  He has been an instructor for over 12 years.  His favorite part about Tae Kwon Do is sparing and teaching others what he has learned.   When he is not taking or teaching Tae Kwon Do he enjoys weight lifting and traveling/cruising.

Gulistan Shaikh 241397 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Gulistan Shaikh
Level 2 instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt

Shreya Kolhe 241391 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Shreya Kolhe
Level 2 instructor

Shreya Kolhe has been doing Taekwondo since 2014 and has been an instructor since 2020. She is currently a 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt. She enjoys being an Instructor at LKN Taekwondo as well Shorey’s Taekwondo America.  In her free time she babysits for a lot of families in her neighborhood, she is very active in all things physical fitness, and she loves spending time with her family and friends.

Matt Adams 241409 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Matt Adams
Level 1 instructor

Neil Talaviya 241405 683x1024, Lake Norman TaeKwonDo

Neil Talaviya
Level 1 instructor

2nd Black Belt, Level 1 Instructor

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Daivatt Bhatt
Level 1 instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt

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Anushka Jha
Level 1 instructor

1st Degree Decided Black Belt

She started taekwondo at the age of 6, and have been enjoying it throughout the years! Although I love board breaks, my favorite part of taekwondo is getting to spend time with my friends. Outside of taekwondo, I love playing tennis and doing Indian Classical Dance.

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