Michael Rowe

Michael R.

Offutt Afb, NE
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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 60 and special needs

Teaching since:
December 1989

Chon-tu Kwan Hapkido
Defensive Tactics/Military Combatives

Michael is an instructor with over 30 years of Korean Martial Arts, Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, and Military Combatives. He is an instructor capable of providing a balanced approach to self-defense.

Michael is a student of Grandmasters Yong Chin Pak (Taekwondo/Hapkido/Judo), John Pellegrini (Combat Hapkido). He is also the Defensive Tactics Instructor at Douglas County Corrections in Omaha, Nebraska.

Additionally he has been a student of various meditation techniques for over ten years.


Senior Master Instructor - Combat Hapkido
Aug 1995 - Present
International Combat Hapkido Federation

Senior Master Instructor
Jan 2000 - Jul 2012
San Mai Martial Arts

Master Instructor
Sep 1995 - Dec 1999
Self-Defense America

Chief Instructor
Mar 1993 - Jul 1995
American Taekwondo & Hapkido Academy

Aug 1990 - Mar 1993
Rowe Academy of Martial Arts

Aug 1989 - Mar 1990
Pak Family Martial Arts


M.A. Homeland Security
Aug 2009 - Nov 2011
American Military University
B.S. Criminal Justice
Jun 1990 - Oct 2004
Bellevue University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


7th Dan Black Belt
Sep 2014
International Combat Hapkido Federation

Combat Hapkido is an extremely realistic and versatile discipline of self-protection that includes an extensive variety of strikes, kicks, joint locks, pressure points, ground survival and disarming techniques. The result is a practical, comprehensive Self Defense system that is enjoyable to learn and truly effective in realistic situations. It is well suited for men and women of all ages and sizes because physical strength and athletic abilities are not essential.

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5th Dan Black Belt - Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo
Oct 2000
U.S. Chung Do Kwan

The U.S.Chung Do Kwan Association derives its roots from the World Chung Do Kwan Association and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). It currently contains nearly 250,000 members and over 4,000 black belts, and is considered the oldest Taekwondo organization in the United States.

The USCDKA is known for its development of the Instructor's Degree System. Degrees of black belts, or dan, are earned separately of instructors' ranks. Each black belt is immediately eligible to earn an instructor degree upon earning their respective rank, but first must complete various training seminars (called NCITs), pass background checks, and demonstrate techniques in a manner similar to previous instructors. This is done to promote a sense of uniformity among schools, which are located all over the United States and Canada.

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4th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
May 1995

Kukkiwon (국기원; 國技院), also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters, and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is the official Taekwondo governing organisation established by the South Korean government. It is supervised by the International Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

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Master Instructor of the Year - Hapkido & Military Combatives
Sep 2015
World Head of Family Sokeship Council
Outstanding Master Instructor
Apr 2010
Omaha National Martial Arts Championship
Combat Hapkido Master Instructor of the Year
Sep 1998
World Head of Family Sokeship Council


United States Chess Federation
Jun 2011

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

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American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
Sep 2009

The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) serves a diverse membership of professionals including active and retired military, law enforcement and security experts, first responders, and others dedicated to the important mission of protecting our nation. The ABCHS is comprised of some of the world's leading professionals who have significant experience in homeland security and emergency response.

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National Association of Professional Martial Artists
Jun 1996

NAPMA, the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, is a martial arts marketing, continuing education, networking and support association for martial arts schools and clubs worldwide. It is the largest such association in the world, with members in more than 30 countries.

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International Combat Hapkido Federation
Aug 1992

The International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) is the governing body for Chon-tu Kwan (Combat) Hapkido worldwide. The ICHF provides recognition of registered charter schools through which training according to the Federations; curriculum is conducted. Additionally the ICHF provides recognition and training for Instructors and Black Belts world-wide.

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Direct and personalized instruction improves effective performence

Sept 20, 2014 - Michael Promoted to 7th Degree Black Belt; Presented by GM John Pellegrini

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Donna I. Jan 4, 2015
Hapkido · In studio

Had my first lesson this weekend and it was excellent. A great teacher can be hard to find. I highly recommend Mr. R and am looking forward to many more lessons to come :)

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