Instructors

Our instructors offer the finest instruction money can buy. Learning martial arts will teach you focus, discipline, memory, goal setting, respect, confidence, and the realization of the effort that it takes to become a self confident individual.

Owner

Master Chris Adamson

 Master Chris Adamson is a Kukkiwon Certified Taekwondo Master and High Dan Tester who has studied Taekwondo for over 20 years. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and worked in Finance before opening his first Taekwondo dojang (school) in 2007.

Accolades:

  • Competed for years in many local, State, Regional, and National Tournaments and never lost a sparring match
    • Idaho State Champion – multiple years
    • National Collegiate Champion
  • 2014 Team USA Assistant National Coach – Korea Open
  • Trained and coached many students to become National and State Champions

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Head Instructor

Miss Melissa

We asked Miss Melissa:

What is your favorite moment working with a student at House of Dragons Taekwondo?

My favorite moment at House of Dragons is when a student breaks a wooden board during their belt test. After hours of practice in class, it all leads to one short moment, where that brave student has to trust that their training will pay off. Time seems to both freeze and fly as they hit the board and it snaps in pieces. There is the smallest second of disbelief followed by pure joy. It’s an incredible moment to have a small part in.

What are 3 things you can’t live without?

3 things I can’t live without:

  1. My Dog, Daisy.
  2. Coffee.
  3. Stretching.

What the last book you read?

Last book I read was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

If you could visit anywhere that you have never been, where would it be?

If I could visit anywhere in the world, I would visit Zakynthos, Greece.

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Head Virtual Instructor

Miss Allie

We asked Miss Allie:

What is your favorite moment working with a student at House of Dragons Taekwondo?

My favorite moment when working with a student is working with trial kids or new students and them doing board break for the first time and loving it.

What is something you are most proud of?

My proudest martial arts moment is breaking the Guinness World Record and becoming the title holder.

What is a secret talent you have?

My secret talent is knitting.

If you could visit anywhere that you have never been, where would it be?

If I could visit anywhere that I’ve never been, it would be Iceland.

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Instructor

Mr. Jackson

We asked Mr Jackson:

What is your favorite moment working with a student at House of Dragons Taekwondo?

My favorite moment working with a student was when I was trying to teach a kid who was very shy and didn’t want to participate. It took a few classes, but I finally got them to feel comfortable with participating alongside everyone else in class.

What is your proudest moment working at House of Dragons Taekwondo?

My proudest House of Dragons moment was when I earned my 1st degree Black Belt.

What is the coolest thing you are currently working on?

The coolest thing I’m currently working on is getting my teacher certification.

What are 3 of your favorite things?

My three favorite things are:

  • my dogs
  • my phone
  • chicken nuggets

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Instructor

Mr. Derek

We asked Mr Derek:

What is your favorite moment working with a student at House of Dragons Taekwondo?

My best times at House of Dragons are by far whenever a student learns a new technique and they enjoy doing it. Take breaking a board with a new kick as an example, you can’t fake the reaction when they do it.

What is your favorite quote?

Favorite Quote – “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”

– Batman

What is your favorite thing about martial arts?

I love martial arts because of 2 things:

The maturity that comes with it, and the grace. When actually practicing, it clears my head.

What do you find inspiring?

Everyone around me inspires me. It’s important to surround yourself with people who challenge you on something. If you’re surrounded by people who don’t challenge you, then you aren’t growing.

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Instructor

Mr. Kyle

We asked Mr Kyle:

What is your favorite moment working with a student at House of Dragons Taekwondo?

My favorite moment at House of Dragons is definitely in the Demo Team class, teaching students how to front flip, and watching them realize that the skill is achievable.

What is your favorite quote?

Favorite Quote: “It’s a mindset”

– Eric Bugenhagen

What is the coolest thing you are currently working on?

The coolest thing I’m working on is learning web and mobile development.

What do you love the most about martial arts?

What I love about martial arts is that it’s a form of self-expression that looks and feels way more interesting than any other medium.

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