An 8th Degree Black Belt, retired U.S. Army Captain, Combat Veteran, Registered Nurse; BSN/RN, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Member, former Special Forces and Master Fitness Instructor, former FLEO and Valencia College PE Adjunct, the areas ONLY Kukkiwon Certified Master Instructor, has trained and taught Taekwondo & Hapkido across the globe for over 40 years since 1977, including teaching elements of the First Infantry Division (FWD) prior to the 1991 Gulf War, and teaching U.S. & British Special Forces in Iraq 2008 & 09. Master Nelson is committed to instilling traditional self-discipline, self-defense, physical fitness, social education, self improvement skills, and Warrior Ethos of Korean Martial Arts in every practitioner while enjoying the fun, excitement, power, grace, and unlimited benefits of Martial Arts training.
"I offer the best in Taekwondo & Hapkido as I was trained around the world for over 40 years by the worlds greatest Grand Masters ever to exist.
In Taekwondo, by extension, the Founder of Moo Duk Kwan, GM Kee, Hwan, his student, Vice President of the Korea Taekwondo Assn. and the World Headquarters Kukkiwon, 3rd President of the Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan, GM Hong, Chong Soo, and his student, my lifetime teacher GM Do, Jae Sun, 9th Dan, Phd., International Referee, Author (too many titles to mention).
In Hapkido, the "Founder" GM Ji Han Jae, and multiple direct students, GM Chong Min Lee, GM Kwang Sik Myung, and others. In Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee's students Prof. Richard Bustillo and Prof. Edwin Pagan. In Judo USJA's O' Sensei P. Porter.
I was very fortunate in my journey and I look forward to passing these ancient skills and life lessons to anyone eager to learn."
WHO WE ARE
Welcome to Korean American Martial Arts Academy and the area's ONLY Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters Certified Master Instructors. We specialize in teaching traditional Korean Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Kumdo, for men, women, and children. The focus of this training is to develop Self-Discipline, Self Defense, Physical Fitness, Self Confidence, and Goal Oriented Self Improvement Skills. Our students learn beginner to advanced Moo Duk Kwan (Institute of Martial Virtue) Kukki - Taekwondo, are certified through the World Taekwondo Headquarters, and are recognized experts around the world.
He is a great instructor with good morals and knows deep history of Korean Martial Arts. His passion shows what a great leader he will be to your child(ren), and also offers adult classes. I’m one of his students from back in the 90s and highly recommend this academy. I also brought my kids to attend his classes and they love it always a good discipline to get kids involved with.
- Amanda Jorge
Master Frank is an excellent teacher and role model. My son truly loves being his student and looks forward to going to class. Master Frank has an excellent balance of learning and fun at his school. All the kids really look like they are enjoying themselves and are a great bunch of kids. I’m very happy with our decision to enroll him at this school.
- Carlos Bizcocho Otero
Master Nelson is amazing! He has patience and teaches my boys how to respect themselves and others. I’m so happy I found this studio.
- Kayla Marie Weiss
I recommend to anybody kids and adults alike, great training in TKD and Hapkido. I am a former / returning student of TKD and Hapkido. After almost 20 years of losing contact due to employment changes. I have again found my friend and teacher Master Frank Nelson. Now to complete the Journey I started years ago and attain a black belt. His training helps build confidence,character and respect.
- Sam Hernandez