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Our Instructors

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Sensei Bob Mangan 

Owner and Head Instructor


Sensei Bob Mangan has been studying martial arts since 1974, originally starting in New York. Before moving to North Carolina in 1993, he taught and competed in many local and regional tournaments in the New York metro area. 


Sensei Mangan opened his own martial arts academy in the downtown Mooresville area in 1995 and has been in the area ever since. 


During his 40+ years of martial arts training, Sensei Mangan has studied multiple styles of martial arts and has taught thousands and men, women, and children. 


Courses Taught

- Close Quarter Techniques 

- Women's Self-Defense 

- Children Self-Defense

- Anti-Bullying Courses

- Gun/Knife/Stick Disarming and Retention  

Ranks and Certifications

- Founder and 8th Degree Black Belt of Mushin-Kong Soo Do

- 5th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo

- Certified in FAST (Fear Adrenal Defense Training) Defense


Other Styles Studied/Has Rank

- Hapkido

- Aki Jujitsu

- Wing Chun

- Western Boxing

- Tai Chi

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