MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Mr. P (AKA Master Payne) is a high-ranking expert in Tae Kwon Do with over 30 years of experience in teaching and developing students of all ages and abilities in the martial arts. His teaching style is disciplined, positive, and effective, with an emphasis on practical self-defense applications for real-life situations. He maintains a sought after demonstration team and regularly instructs, evaluates, and promotes students through the belt rank system on their journey to earn their black belt.
Though Mr. P has trained and coached many winning competition athletes at both the state and national levels, his main interest is to work with students and parents to develop confident, well-rounded individuals with the life and critical-thinking skills that come from a dedicated and consistent study of martial arts.
Mr. P is a Internationally Certified 5th-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and also holds a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mr. Bobby (Mr. Robert Healy) began martial arts at age 7. His Dad was in the military so moving to different cities/states was common. With his strong passion for martial arts, Mr. Bobby would always enroll at a martial arts school wherever his family lived. He found his martial arts home at Academy for the Martial Arts once his Dad retired and the family settled in San Antonio.
Mr. Bobby began training as a teenager under Master Michael Payne (Mr. P). He loved and excelled being a part of the Tournament, Demonstration and Leadership Teams. Mr. Bobby became an Assistant Instructor, and after years of hard work and dedication, he earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in the Spring of 2001 and then became a Full-Time Instructor.
He has over 15 years of experience teaching and working with children and currently leads the Demonstration Team in various performances to include pre-game and half time shows at San Antonio Spurs Games, San Antonio Silver Spurs Games, parades, festivals and area schools.
Mr. Bobby’s additional accomplishments include a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (2004) and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (2010).