Train with our experienced instructors at locations throughout Central Illinois. All HMD instructors have undergone an extensive training program emphasizing the philosophy of Moo Do, or the art of living. Our focus is clearly on using tae kwon do to help students learn to overcome obstacles, both internal and external. Through the training that the HMD Academy offers, students have accomplished many significant personal and professional goals and objectives.
GRAND MASTER HYONG
Ms. Megan Krejci has been and practicing Taekwondo since 2007 when she and her sons joined up together. She became an instructor in 2012 and has taught in a variety of locations in the area. She is currently leading the HMD Academy in Mahomet, IL.
Don Appleman is Head Instructor at HMD Academy in Monticello. He has a strong appreciation for the physical fitness benefits of Tae Kwon Do. Additionally, he sees the connection between advancement in Tae Kwon Do and success in other areas of life, including school and work.
Faisal Whelpley started with HMD Academy as a college undergraduate in an intense, high energy setting that also emphasized self development. He has been teaching Taekwondo since 2003 and is also a certified instructor of Taekgyeon. He holds a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and 2nd degree black belt in Taekgyeon.
Jason Conder had decided to continue his journey in Tae Kwon Do back in 2017, after a 32 year absence from the art. He had truly enjoyed the classes he had taken as a child and when his youngest daughter started taking classes, the spark was reignited. Since then, he has proceeded to earn his black belt in 2019 and became a full instructor in 2020. He currently teaches in both the St. Joseph & Savoy locations.
4th Degree Black Belt, Hapkido
Dan Stamm started Tae Kwon Do a year and a half after signing his son up for classes. He has been a parent of a student, a student, an assistant and now as the Saint Joseph Instructor. He has attained the rank of 3rd degree black belt, and enjoys working with his students to attain their goals in Tae Kwon Do.