Karen D. Gaines

Mrs. Karen Gaines has been studying Taekwondo for over 7 years. She currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Vatan "Tee" Tamsukhin

Mr. Tamsukhin has over 10 years of martial arts experience. Tee currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black in TaeKwonDo and 1st Black Belt in Hapkido. Tee teaches at Blue Ash and our Mt. Healthly locations.


Krishna Mungur 

Mr. Krishna Mungur has been studying Taekwondo for over 4 years. Mr. Mungur currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Lahai Adama Karmo

Mr. Karmo has been studying Taekwondo for over 7 years. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt. Mr. Karmo is a two times State Champion and a two times Silver Medalist at Nationals.

Michelle Robinson

Mrs. Michelle Robinson has been studying Taekwondo for over 7 years. She currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt. She teaches at Mt. Heathy and the West Branch Learning Tree.

Andy Kline

Mr. Andy Kline has been studying Taekwondo for over 10 years. Andy is a 4 times Ohio State Champion and currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt.

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Master Kathy Cook

Master Kathy Cook has over 11 years of experience in martial arts. She currently holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido.


Master Troy M. Gaines

Master Troy M. Gaines has over 16 years of martial arts experience. He currently holds the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Master Gaines is a Senior Master Instructor at the Mt. Healthy location.



Master Troy Gaines Sr.

Master Gaines is the Founder of Ohio Taekwondo Academy. Master Gaines has been studying martial arts for over 33 years. He currently holds the rank of 6th Degree Master in Taekwondo, 4th Degree Master in Hapkido, and 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Master Gaines is a certified Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Tang Soo Do instructor. 


OTA Masters & Black Belt Instructors

Ohio Taekwondo Academy


Valda Freeman-Karmo

Mrs. Valda Freeman-Karmo has been studying Taekwondo for over 4 years. Mrs. Freeman-Karmo currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Alex Jowanovitz

Mr. Alex Jowanovitz has been studying Taekwondo for over 7 years. He currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Bill Skiba

Mr. Bill Skiba has been studying martial arts for over 7 years. Bill currently holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a Brown Belt in Hapkido.

Jim Jowanovitz

Mr. Jowanovitz has been studying Taekwondo for over 5 years. Jim currently holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.