Thursday, February 3, 2011

About Bruce McCorrys Martial Arts in Peabody MA

Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts is an academy dedicated to promoting and heralding the teachings and benefits of the martial arts world by bringing to the general knowledge a variety of martial arts including Cardio Kickboxing, W.T.F., Taekwondo, Yoga, Tai-Chi, and Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu.
Established in 1978, Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy has the experience and what it takes to help one to further one's development of self-esteem, discipline, and confidence in oneself and in one's peers.
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About Our Staff

Master Bruce McCorry has dedicated more than 40 years to the study and teaching of martial arts. Master McCorry specializes in the sport aspect of Taekwondo, World Taekwondo Federation (W.T.F.), and Moo Duk Kwon Taekwondo, one of the original Taekwondo organizations. He has also studied under Grand Master Jhoon Rhee with whom he remains affiliated.   

Mr. McCorry also specializes in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Tai Chi, which he studied under Grand Master Chan Poi, earning the level of Sifu/Instructor Master Level II in 1982. In 1984, Mr. McCorry had the honor of being a member of the first Kung Fu Troup to demonstrate and train at the Shaolin Temple in Mainland China. Mr. McCorry also had the privilege of training in Brazil, where he studied Jujitsu.

  Master McCorry holds the rank of 7th Dan in Moo Duk Kwon, as well as W.T.F. He has received numerous citations and awards for his continued meritous efforts and contributions to the martial art community and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in August 2002, and received the designation of Master Instructor of the Year in 2003. Mr. McCorry continues teaching and studying Taekwondo and Northern Mantis Kung Fu in Peabody, MA, where he established Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy Inc. in 1978.
Master Sandra LaRosa:
Sandra LaRosa began studying Taekwondo at Bruce McCorry's in 1987 and now holds a 5th dan black belt in Taekwondo. She holds numerous fitness and health certifications and brings her wealth of knowledge to her teaching. With a degree in management, Ms. LaRosa has been working as an Office Manager of the school and Director of Programs for 10 years and training for 22 years.
"Miss Sandra" (as she is often called by the children) has been teaching both children and adults in Taekwondo since 1990, and has been the head of our popular Cardio Kickboxing program which began in 1996, and has grown to be the largest Cardio Kickboxing program on the North Shore, standing out from the rest in the area. Miss LaRosa has been responsible for this program, leading to it’s great success for over 10 years.
Master Chris Szeto:
Chris began learning Taekwondo in 1989. He became an instructor in 2000 after years of disciplined study. He teaches for the martial arts after school hours program, children's summer program, and teaches other children and adult classes at the school. Chris currently holds a 5th dan black belt. He holds numerous Grand Championship titles from 2004 – 2007 Tournaments, and is a key member of the X-Treme Martial Arts (XMA) team.
Chris received his undergraduate degree from Merrimack College in 2007 with a degree in Psychology. He is currently enrolled at New England School of Law where he is studying to become a lawyer.
Jonathan Ring:
Jonathan began learning Taekwondo in 1987. He became an instructor in 1997, and currently holds a 3rd dan black belt. Jonathan Teaches Adult and Children's classes, the After School Program, and works with the XMA Demo Team.
Jonathan holds a Bachelors in Business from Salem State College, as well as a Masters in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.
Christine Arsenault:
Christine began at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Academy in Cardio Kickboxing in 1998. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, she regularly teaches Cardio Kickboxing.
Christine also began studying Taekwondo at Bruce McCorry's in 1999 and now holds a first dan black belt.

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