We have limited space in our weekly classes. We offer 2 free trial classes.
Master Shelly Iverson was one of Grand Master Carl Tate’s first students at Black Belt of Karate in Calgary. Master Iverson was promoted to Cho Dan in 2003. She actively trained at the Black Belt of Karate until BBK closed in November 2013, at which time Master Iverson decided to open her own school, the Black Belt Academy.
“My son and I were Grand Master Tate’s first students back in 2001 and I lover the art as much today as the first day I started. For me it’s about the people I meet and sharing the art no matter what your capabilities are, or you age. Have Fun!”
Master David Von Hollen has experience in several martial arts systems. He received his Master's certification in Tang Soo Do from the World Tang Soo Do Moo Du Kwon Federation. He specializes in street self defense with a focus on teaching how all aspects of Tang Soo Do can be used to defend oneself.
He takes a very active role at Black Belt Academy as owner and Master Instructor, his motto is ”having fun while learning Tang Soo Do”. He teaches weekly the Little Ninjas and Family Classes and is always looking for ways to make himself, and his school better. Mr. Von Hollen has two daughters who are both Black Belts as well. He focuses on Servant Leadership, taking a special interest in each of his students to help them to help them achieve their potential. He specializes in helping individuals overcome being bullied and female empowerment.
Ms. Ashlee Von Hollen has trained for over a decade in Tang Soo Do with her father, Master David Von Hollen. She was promoted to 2nd Dan in 2016 under Master Iverson. She has participated in several Tang Soo Do demonstration activities in recent years for school and community associations.
She is an instructor at Black Belt Academy, periodically teaching classes and promoting the art and the school. She is recognized by her peers as great role model for young adults, teens and kids on how to be successful in Tang Soo Do and in life.
Ms. Jessica Von Hollen has trained for over a decade in Tang Soo Do with her father, Master David Von Hollen. She was promoted to 2nd Dan in 2016 under Master Iverson. In recent years, she participated in Tang Soo Do demonstration activities for school and community associations.
She is an instructor at Black Belt Academy, periodically teaching classes and promoting the art and the school. She is an inspiration to her peers and fellow students, demonstrating that through focus and dedication, anything is possible.