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Scott Gustafson:  Sa-Bum-nim Gustafson (Current Co-Chief Instructor) started as a white belt at the OBMA School in 1985 and received his First Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from Grand Master Son (WTA) in 1990. He holds a Fifth Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from the Grand Master Kim (Chung Do Kwan Schools of Tucson).

Tom Blamey:  Sa-Bum-nim Blamey (Current Co-Chief Instructor) started as a white belt at the OBMA School in 1991 and received his First Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from Grand Master Son (WTA) in 1995. He holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from the Chung Do Kwan Alliance (CDKA).  Tom also holds a black belt ranking from the Chung Do Kwan of Korea (4th degree) and Kukkiwon of Korea (3rd degree).

Rocky Burks:  Sa-Bum-nim Burks (Emeritus) started as a white belt at the OBMA School in 1980 and received his First Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from Grand Master Son (WTA) in 1984. He holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from the Chung Do Kwan Alliance (CDKA).

John Ramos:  Sensi Ramos started in the martial arts as a child in his fathers Jujitsu Dojo in Maui Hawaii.  Mr. Ramos holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Judo as well as many other rankings in other martial arts (such as Kenpo Karate and Escrima).

Todd McCracken:  Sa-Bum-nim McCracken (Emeritus) started as a white belt at the OBMA School in 1977 and received his First Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from Grand Master Son (WTA) in 1981. He holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt, in Tae Kwon Do, from the Chung Do Kwan Alliance (CDKA).

Christi Robell:  Ms. Robell started her Tae Kwon Do study at Point Loma Nazarene University under Tom Blamey in 2004. After her promotion to 1st Dan, she went on to place in forms and sparring at the AAU/USA Tae Kwon Do California Championships in San Francisco (2006). After placing at the California Championships, she was invited to compete at the USA Tae Kwon Do Regional’s (USA Olympic Team trek) held in Miami Florida (2006). After placing in forms and sparring at the Regional’s, she was invited to compete at the USA Tae Kwon Do Nationals (2006). The USA National Team is selected at that event and from there the USA Olympic team is formed from World Events (such as World Games, Pan American Games, World Cup, etc.).  Christi holds a Second Degree Black Belt from the Chung Do Kwan USA, a Second Degree Black Belt from Grand Master Kim (Chung Do Kwan Schools of Tucson), and a Second Degree Black Belt from the Kukkiwon of Korea.

Ms. Robell started her esteemed athletic career at age 8, after being invited to join the USA National/Olympic Gymnastic Team. She place 1st at the 1977 Gymnastics Nationals (at age 11) and was interviewed on Wide World of Sports by Howard Cosell. She made the 1980 US Gymnastics Olympic Team but was unable to compete in the USSR (the US boycotted those games), and instead was invited to have dinner with President Carter. In between the 1980 Olympic Games and the 1984 Olympic Games, she tried out swimming and made it to California State Championships before switching to diving, where she made it to Nationals. In 1983, she made the decision to go back to gymnastics and place in the top three at World Game, World Cup and Pan American Games. She made the 1984 US Gymnastics Olympic team as well, but was unable to compete for political reason (at the 1983 World Games, Christi placed third, while Mary Lou Retton placed thirteenth – we all recall in 1984, Mary Lou Retton placed first at the Olympic Games and went on the Wheaties Box).

Ms. Robell, a paramedic, has worked for the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista in sports medicine and is our acting sports medicine expert/corpsman.

Mark Clifton:  Mr. Clifton started his Tae Kwon Do study at the OB Martial Arts Center in the early 2000's.  He received he 1st Degree Black Belt (in 2006) and his 2nd Degree Black Belt (in 2013) from the OB Martial Arts Center.