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Master Instructors


Master Fred Lewis
Master Lewis is a 5th Degree Black Belt Trainee Master at Essential Martial Arts and has been training since at EMA since 1996.  He holds a degree from Greensboro College in business and legal administration. He is one of the two senior-most students in the Essential Martial Arts program and is the highest ranking instructor at our Oak Ridge location.



Master Cheryl Weston
Master Weston has been training at Essential Martial Arts since the summer of 1997 with her family and holds a degree from Tobe Coburn College.  With the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt Trainee Master, she is one of the highest ranking instructors at our Greensboro location. Master Weston is also an instructor in the EMA Tai Chi program.



Master Dug Weston
Master Weston has been training at Essential Martial Arts since the summer of 1997 with his family and holds a degree from NC State University.  With the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt Trainee Master, he is one of the highest ranking instructors at our Greensboro location. Additionally, he is one of the highest ranking HapKiDo instructors at EMA with a 3rd Degree Black Belt.  Additionally, he is the Chief Editor for the World HapKiDo Newsletter. He is also a Phase 1 Instructor/Black Sash in the EMA Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and Philippine Martial Arts program.



Master Carol McKillican
Master McKillican is a 5th Degree Black Belt Trainee Master at Essential Martial Arts.  She holds a masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in chemistry.  Training at EMA since early 1998 with her family, she is one of the highest ranking instructors at EMA of Greensboro location.  She is also the highest rankng female inthe EMA HapKiDo program and enjoys yoga in her free time.



Dr. Bruce McKillican
Dr. McKillican has been training, along with his family, since 1998. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, he also holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt Trainee Master in Taekwon-Do and is one of the highest ranking instructors at the EMA of Greensboro location.  Additionally, he is one of the highest ranking HapKiDo instructors at EMA with a 3rd Degree Black Belt.  He is also the Director's Assistant to the World HapKiDo Association's Eastern U.S. Director.



Master Ellen Hendrix
Master Hendrix has been training at Essential Martial Arts since 1998, holding the rank of 4th degree black belt & Trainee Master in Taekwon-Do.  She holds a degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in leisure studies with a concentration in commercial recreation.  Additionally, she is the co-owner of Essential Martial Arts and one of the highest ranking instructors at EMA.  Also, she is a Phase 1 Instructor/Black Sash in the EMA Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and Philippine Martial Arts program and an instructors in the EMA Tai Chi program.


Master Edward Jordan
Master Jordan holds the rank of 4th degree black belt & Trainee Master in Taekwon-Do and a 3rd Degree Black Belt In HapKiDo and a Phase 1 Instructor/Black Sash in EMA's Contemporary Jeet Kune Do & Philippine Martial Art program. Master Jordan holds a degree in engineering from Georgia Tech.