All Oom Yung Doe instructors are fully certified and qualified.
Real qualification in martial arts is dependent on what a person can clearly demonstrate. Visible skill is important because it is an indication of invisible development. Anyone can talk or claim their qualification level, but the physical and mental ability to execute a proper demonstration is not as easy to achieve.
These are brief introductions to some of our Boston area instructors:
Jon Goode – N Cambridge Location
Jon has been training in Oom Yung Doe for over 10 years. He is a 4th degree black belt and state level gold medalist.
“I found a school of Oom Yung Doe not far from where I was living … and enrolled. It was much greater than I could have imagined. I ran with it, practiced really hard, practiced a lot, and before I knew it I was in a completely different place. I was much more happy, much more enthusastic. My health was better than it had ever been … just like a completely different person after just a few years. I saw what it was doing for me … I built myself up to a point where I could teach. Then when I started teaching I fell in love even more. I started realizing that this was what I wanted to do. I wanted to see other people change as I’ve changed.”
See Jon speak to a Chinese news crew about Oom Yung Doe and why he trains:
Andrew Moise – Newton Location
Andrew has been training in Oom Yung Doe for over 10 years. He is a 4th degree black belt and state level gold medalist. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
“I honestly never thought of becoming an instructor for most of my training as a student… I knew what it was doing for me. I was gaining strength, good health and energy, confidence, better communication with other people… basically every part of my life was getting steadily better the more that I trained. Then as soon as I started turning around and sharing that with other people, I was blown away. I had parents who were amazed how much their kids were changing. I had adult students who as soon as they started training would upgrade their job, or quit smoking, or improve health issues they’d been suffering from for years and years. I started to see that I had this ability to really directly help people. Everything else I could be doing sort of started to seem like a waste of my time.”
Sasha Craine – Somerville Location
Sasha has been training in Oom Yung Doe for 5 years. She is a 2nd degree black belt and state silver medalist. She graduated from University of Massachusetts, Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology & childhood development.
Sasha specializes in women’s self defense and hapkido techniques.
“I love to teach. It is so rewarding to watch as students grow and improve. To know I played a direct role in that transformation is an incredible feeling. Helping people to become better, overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals — knowing I am making a lasting, positive impact on my students’ lives is why I love what I do.”
Danielle Brown – Watertown / Belmont Location
Danielle has been training in Oom Yung Doe for 5 years. She is a 2nd degree black belt and state silver medalist. She graduated from Lesley University with a bachelors degree in holistic psychology.
Danielle specializes in Women’s Self Defense and Tai Chi.
“Oom Yung Doe has helped me in many ways in my life. I have become stronger, more confident, happier, clearer minded, and more positive to name a few benefits. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a bridge for students into a practice that can help them have more success and peace into their lives.”
Ian Rubijono-Bond – Somerville Location
Ian has been training with the school of Oom Yung Doe for 4 years and is a state silver medalist. He received his 1st degree black belt in December of 2015 and the position of Instructor in January 2017. He graduated from Lesley University with a B.S. in counseling psychology and a minor in holistic psychology.
Ian specializes in Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
“After I graduated college, I decided, the most effective way to help others was through the martial arts practice that had helped me so much. I started this practice to strengthen my will and help my growth in being a more compassionate, driven, and focused person. I wanted to do this for myself so I could better help future clients as a counselor. It turned out that becoming an instructor was really what I wanted to do and how I wanted to help heal and empower others.