"I cannot recommend Taekwondo instructor Master Branch and Northeast Taekwondo highly enough. Their Taekwondo lessons helped our son develop discipline, body control, perseverance, and focus skills, and fostered his confidence and self-esteem. Master Branch sets high expectations for both behavior and skill mastery, yet is warm, supportive, and encouraging (and playful!). He gets to know each student and cares about them individually. It is clear that he is not just training future Taekwondo practitioners, but also happy and well-adjusted young people who live the five tenets of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit."
--Ayo Magwood, parent
"My son Rie trained with Master Branch for a couple years and he was our favorite instructor. He is great with the kids but also demands that they strive for excellence. I myself grew up training in TKD for 15 years and I can vouch that he is the real deal."
-Kilin Schroyer, parent
"When I was a brown belt, I started working with Master Branch at Northeast Tae Kwon Do. I was nine years old and had been practicing Tae Kwon Do for 5 years. I always enjoyed Tae Kwon Do, but when I started the tournament team with Master Branch, I felt it was more fun and my skills improved significantly. Going to tournaments was fun and I learned a lot. I thought it was fun to be practicing extra days with my fellow students and I liked competing against other students to test and sharpen my skills. When Master Branch was an instructor in class he always had a funny personality, but it always had a meaning for what he was teaching us. When I was in his classes, I always felt happy and challenged appropriately. If I met a prospective student I'd tell them that they will have a lot of fun and learn a lot from Master Branch."
Landon Sunghan Jennings Pennington
Northeast Tae Kwon Do
"Master Branch’s hands-on approach, patience and caring attitude made a positive impact in shaping the lives of the students who he taught. My son learned much more than Taekwondo. He learned life lessons and gained memories that will last a lifetime."
"Master Branch is an excellent instructor. Future students will be lucky to have him. He is kind, funny, friendly, and very approachable. Most importantly, he helped give my son the confidence he needed in martial arts. He is a black belt today thanks, in part, to Master Branch's efforts, encouragement, and enthusiasm. We are very grateful!"