Mr. Roark's instructors and fields of study:

 

 

                                                MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING

KARATE

JKA SHOTOKAN KARATE Shotokan  Karate:

4 Semesters, 1981 - 1983

MARUDO KARATE Marudo Karate:

Began Training - 2009


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TAE KWON DO
S.W. ACADEMY of MARTIAL ARTS Moo Duk Kwan  Tae Kwon Do:

Began Training - 1984
BLACK BELT,   1st Degree - July 1988

Alpha Self Defense Academy, G.M Thompson Ki Il Do Kwan  Tae Kwon Do: Began Training - 1992
1st Degree - Black Belt, Dec 1996
2nd Degree - Black Belt, Aug 1997
3rd Degree - Black Belt, Mar 2009
4th Degree - Black Belt, May 2013
5th Degree - Black Belt, Dec 2014
S.W. ACADEMY of MARTIAL ARTS Kuk Ki Won ("Olympic-style")   Tae Kwon Do: Began Training - 1988
1st Degree - Black Belt, Feb 2000
2nd Degree - Black Belt, Aug 2002


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JIUJITSU
S.W. ACADEMY of MARTIAL ARTS / Beikoku Tada Katachi Jiu Jitsu Kyokai Beikoku Tada Katachi   Jiujitsu: Began Training - 1988
1st Degree - Black Belt, Oct 1997
2nd Degree - Black Belt, Nov 1998


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KOBUDO (Weapons)

AKATO Kobudo course, Cooper Fitness Center AKATO  Kobudo:

Began Training - 1999
1st Degree - Black Belt, Oct 2001

 

Mr. Roark began studying the martial arts while in college, and has since studied a variety of
styles and systems to expand his knowledge, most recently with Marudo karate.   
In addition, Mr. Roark is certified with the American Council on Martial Arts (ACMA) as an instructor.

Mr. Roark’s current TKD instructor, 9th-Degree Grand Master Tom Thompson, founded the
Ki Il Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do in 1993 under 10th-Degree Grandmaster Keith Yates and
the auspices of the American Karate And Tae Kwon Do Organization (AKATO).

Ki Il Do Kwan is a distinctly Christian style, with no Eastern-style meditation or other Eastern
religious involvement.  At the student’s option, Scripture memorization is available as part of the
curriculum utilizing the “Protecting The Kingdom” program.

Mr. Roark is currently teaching the Ki Il Do Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do at the
McKinney Recreation Center on Monday nights at 6:45.