OUR INSTRUCTORS

We believe that quality students come from quality instruction.  In order to achieve quality instruction, we must have quality instructors.  At Manhattan ATA Taekwondo, we carefully select our training staff and hold them to stringent standards for excellence in ongoing training, performance, instruction and attitude.  Each of our Internationally Certified Instructors are graduates of intensive training and their methods are constantly improved and updated through continued training with the American Taekwondo Association (ATA).

 
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Master Instructor Troy Auman - Owner/Chief Instructor

Master Auman is a 6th degree black belt, Internationally Certified Master Instructor with the American Taekwondo Association and Certified Instructor with Krav Maga Alliance. He has been training since 1990 and has been running the Manhattan ATA since 1997.  He has also been a licensed school teacher with Manhattan Catholic Schools since 1999.  Master Auman's martial arts training consists of Songahm Taekwondo, Krav Maga, Haganah, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Hapkido, Tai Chi, Multiple Weapons, XMA (Extreme Martial Arts), Hyper Pro Training, S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harrassment Assault Rape Prevention), Joint Manipulation Pressure Point Control Tactics, Gun and Knife Defense, Disruptive Student Management and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Master Troy Auman is also a co-author of the Amazon.com #1 Best Selling book 'BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero in Your Kid'.

 
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Mr. Scott Hertzig - Head Instructor

Mr. Hertzig is a 5th degree black belt and an Internationally Certified Instructor with the American Taekwondo Association.  He has been training since 1992 and has been teaching at Manhattan ATA since 2007.  Mr. Hertzig's martial arts training consists of Songahm Taekwondo, XMA (Extreme Martial Arts), Hyper Pro Training, Multiple Weapons, S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention), Child Abduction Awareness and Prevention and the  Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Mr. Hertzig is also a co-author of the Amazon.com #1 Best Selling book 'BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero in Your Kid'.