The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle
Senior Master Harry W. Plichta
Master Harry W. Plichta started his martial arts training in 1976. Master Plichta holds black belts in Chin Mu Kwan Taekwon-Do at 8th dan, Chinese Kenpo, Tai Chi, Fencing, Kendo, naginata and is also a student in Shaolin Kun Tao Kung Fu, Akido and Jyodo. Plichta is retired as a self-defense, Taekwon-Do and other martial arts professor from Eastern University in St.Davids. He has a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology from West Chester University were he explored the western scientific principles of the eastern martial arts. Master Plichta is active in the community, church and assists in other programs for youth and adults. He helps run the Elmwood Park Soccer Club, Dodgeball Leagues, Noristown Ninja Obstical courses as well as other recreation programs for Norristown and East Norriton.He also helps raise funds to help find the cure for ALS
Master William Owen 5th dan
Master William Owen
Master Bill Owen's martial arts studies began on the wrestling mat where he excelled in the martial sport. In 1985 he began his Taekwon-Do study to add to his wrestling techniques. Beginning at Norristown Taekwon-Do he has trained constantly since then to his present rank as Senior Master Instructor 6th dan.
Master Owen is also trained in the medical arts and incorporates his knowledge into the class in helping the students and has help put together a martial arts basic First Aid seminar. He has assisted in giving Chin Mu Kwan Taekwon-Do seminars at national events and teaches and runs day to day classes and events at both NAT schools and assists in running the NAT spring and fall tournaments.
Master Owen volunteers with community activities, where he has coached youth sports, given public self-defense seminars and is always the first one in the dunk tank to help raise money for ALS and youth sports programs.
MASTER JERRY RAGUSA 4TH DAN MASTER TOM RICHMOND 4TH DAN
School Philosopy To be a certified instructor at NAT the black belt must finish the instructor-training program. The program consists of 22 chapters covering every aspect of teaching, 100 hours of student teaching then a grueling oral examination in front of the board of masters. The course not only covers the basic understanding and teaching application of the Taekwon-Do but it scientific application. Some of the classes the instructor must pass are, motor skills, biomechanics, anatomy, nueroatomy, nutrition, breathing and first aid. At NAT you are not going to get a black belt by giving us money you WORK for and earn it. At $30 a month for lessons we can care less about the money. It is not worth it. What we care about is teaching Taekwon-Do the way it was meant to be taught. Our motto is “If you want to collect pretty colored belts then find another school. If you want to learn Taekwon-Do then this is the school to learn it from.”
Master Hatabe, 4th dan assists at NAT & Eastern University
NAT Black Belts
Master Bill Owen 6th dan, Master Clayton Wier 5th dan, Master Jerry Ragusa 4th dan, Master K. Hatabe 4th dan, Master Tom Richmond 4th dan, Noah Hoch 3rd dan, William Wadsworth 2nd dan, Theresa Oliver 2nd dan, Jordan Smith 2nd dan Air Force, Ellis Oliver 1st dan, Karen Stoltzfus 1st dan, Brian Stoltzfus 1st dan.
Community & Public Service
NAT gives back to the community. NAT is also involved in raising money for ALS (Lou Gherig's Disese) and to help battle this deadly disorder, www.alsphiladelphia.org . NAT black belts volunteer in the community and help in other youth programs. Especially youth soccer and Ninja Obstical course.
The dunk tank helps us raise $ for ALS
The true path of the Way applies at any time and any situation.