Staff

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Oliver Whitcomb (owner/chief instructor) has trained consistently in the art of Soo Bahk Do since 1979. He is a nationally certified master level instructor and has:

Trained extensively in Korea from 1986-1992

Run schools in Hawaii (1989 – 1992) and Seattle (1993 – 1995)

Taught full time in the Wood River Valley since 1996

Has a BA with honors from the University of Washington in Korean Studies

He has had a deep involvement within the community in various capacities:

Teaching modified martial arts to children and adults with cognitive disabilities in the Wood River Valley since 2003

Developed Integrated Breathing & Movement (IBAM) which is a therapeutic form of martial arts that has been beneficial for injured veterans and others as a way of optimizing health and performance

Worked in many school systems teaching introductory martial arts classes as a tool for bringing discipline, focus and exercise into the class room, as well as promoting conflict resolution
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