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Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of ALTAMONT MARTIAL ARTS TAE KWON DO, HAPKIDO, WORLD HAIDONG GUMDO's instructors and other staff members, starting with Robert Traina:

Robert Traina  (Grand Master/ Head Instructor)  Send E-mail to Robert Traina
Grand Master Robert Traina has been active in the Martial Arts since he was 14 years old giving him over 29 years of Martial Arts experience. G.Master Traina holds the rank of Master in the Korean Arts; 7th Dan in ITF TaeKwonDo,(Master Traina has now earned the title 7th Dan in June 2013 with Grand Master Bai Founder of Pan American Federation Han Moo Kwan), 5th Dan in Hapkido, and a Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo (The way of the sword).Certifications are under Grand Master Bai (Pan Am Tae Kwon Do),Grand Master In Sun Seo (World Ki-Do), Grand Master Jeong Ho Kim (World Haidong Gumdo).Master Traina has been inducted into The World Wide Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2002 as Instructor of the year, and both The World Wide Martial Arts Hall of Fame and Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Fame in 2003 for Master Instructor and School Owner of the Year.

Grand Master Robert Traina
Catherine Traina  (Office Director, 2nd Degree Hapkido, 1st Degree Gumdo, Program Director)  Send E-mail to Catherine Traina
Catherine Traina is Co owner with Master Traina. Catherine teaches Hapkido and Haidong Gumdo.Catherine offers Private Self Defense courses. Catherine is Certified as a Hapkido Instructor and in Haidong Gumdo.

Catherine has competed in the
--Northeast Open
2007 first place adult weapons
2008 second place adult weapons
2011 First place adult Weapons
-- Friendship Tournament
2009 first place adult color belt weapon division
2009 grand champion in color belt weapons divison

Robert Bailey  (Assitant Instructor Hapkido)
Mr. Bailey has been studying Hapkido for over 3 years and is assisting with class and help students reach their goals.

Vincent Traina  (Assistant Instructor in training (Tae Kwon Do))
Mr. Traina helps teach junior classes. He is also the instructor for Bo and Chuck patterns.

Robin Toll  (Assistant Instructor in training (Gumdo))
Mr. Toll is a student that takes his training seriously. He likes to teach what he has learned to fellow students in the Adult and Junior classes. Mr. Toll steps up to help the school when GM Traina or Kyobum Nim Traina are not able to teach the class.

For more information about the ALTAMONT MARTIAL ARTS TAE KWON DO, HAPKIDO, WORLD HAIDONG GUMDO staff or training programs, please contact us at 518-861-6968 or by clicking here.