Our instructors

MVTKD supplies students with certified instructors trained by Master Velazquez to be professional, courteous, friendly and proficient trainers. Our goal is to know the specific needs of each student so we can help them become the best they can be both physically and mentally.

Master Philippe A. VelazquezMaster Philippe A. Velazquez

Master Velazquez has dedicated his life to the Martial Arts.  He holds the rank of 7th Dan in Moo-Duk- Kwan Tae Kwon Do, and 3rd degree in Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do.  He served in the USAF (United States Air Force) for 20 years and was a member of the Air Force Tae Kwon Do Team.  He was National Champion two years in a row and won State Championships in North Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Iceland, New York, and the Caribbean. Master Velazquez received the ultimate honor in 2007 when he was inducted into both the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the USMA International Hall of Fame, a landmark Lifetime Achievement Award given to him for his years of dedication to the Martial Arts. He has an Associate’s Degree in Nutritional Medicine and is certified through the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research Dallas, Texas as a Personal Trainer.

Jose Diaz-GranadosMr. Trevor Fiorentino

The highest ranking student of Master Velazquez Tae Kwon Do, Master Trevor Fiorentino was born on August 31, 1990. He has been a student of Master Velazquez since he was 9 years old and presently holds the rank of 4th Dan. He is a Certified Instructor under Master Velazquez. A recent graduate of University of Miami (UM), Master Fiorentino has competed at every major level in martial arts and is a true Champion.

Jose Diaz-GranadosMs. Marilyn Pinto

Born May 5, 1994, Master Marilyn Pinto has been a student of Master Velazquez since 2004 and holds the rank of 4th Dan Black Belt. She is a Certified Instructor under Master Velazquez. Master Pinto has been State and National Champion and is currently an honor roll student at Florida State University.

Nikolas Harry BergolloMr. Nikolas Harry Bergollo

A second degree Black Belt under Master Velazquez and multiple times State and National Champion with exceptional skills in Open Weapons, Forms and Sparring.  Mr. Nikolas H. Bergollo is also trained in Grappling and Tumbling and is a certified TKD Instructor, as well as a great role model for young students at Master Velazquez Tae Kwon Do.

Zachary BergolloMr. Zachary Bergollo

A second degree Black Belt under Master Velazquez and multiple times State and National Champion with exceptional skills in Traditional Weapons, Forms and Sparring.  Mr. Zachary Bergollo earned the “perfection award” in 2008 going undefeated in traditional weapons competition with his Katana Form.

 

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