An 8th Degree Black Belt, a USAT National Referee, retired U.S. Army Captain, Combat Veteran, Registered Nurse - BSN/RN, 1997 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, former Special Forces and Master Fitness Instructor, former FLEO and Valencia College PE Adjunct, the areas ONLY Kukkiwon World Taekwondo & Korean Hapkido Federtion Certified Master Instructor, and graduate of the Kukkiwon International Taekwondo Masters Course, 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 while enjoying the fun, excitement, speed, power, grace, and unlimited benefits of Taekwondo & Hapkido training.
"Having been trained around the world for over 40 years by some of the greatest Grand Masters of their time, "I am able to offer my students the absolute best in real Korean Taekwondo & Hapkido right here in our community."
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 Kwang Sik Myung, GM Chong Min Lee, 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 skills and life lessons on to anyone eager to learn."