Instructors

Masters Kiffmann, Master Imelda Castro, Mr. Jerico -Belt Test August 2017

 

MASTER KATHRYN KIFFMANN

is the founder of our Dojang and a 6th Dan Kukkiwon certified black belt. She has been actively involved in Taekwondo for over 25 years either as a competitor, instructor, or stunt coordinator.

In 1999, she was awarded the “Letter of Appreciation” for Understanding of Korean Culture and promoting Taekwondo by the Republic of Korea.

She won gold medals 8-times at US Nationals and 4-times at US Open

 

MASTER GÜNTER KIFFMANN

is a 6th Dan Kukkiwon certified black belt from Austria.

He is head coach for the Maui Elite National Taekwondo Team and tournament director of the annual international Maui Open Taekwondo Championship. His competition highlights include 3 gold medals at the US Open and 7 gold medals at US Nationals.

MASTER MILES KIFFMANN

is a 5th Dan Kukkiwon certified black belt and is the the youngest Kukkiwon certified Master in Hawaii. Miles competition highlights include a silver medal at the Korean Open and a gold and bronze medal at the US Open. Besides being a world class competitor, he is also a top level coach to many national/international medalists. In 2014 Miles received his liberal arts degree from University of Hawaii He is also a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu under Luis Heredia.

Major Accomplishments:

2016 Coached Camryn Henry to become US jr National Champion and first US Jr. National team member from Maui
2015 Coached Camryn Henry to win the 2015 Australian Open (G2 Olympic Qualification tournament)
2010 becomes first Maui Junior(14-17) athlete to medal at US Open
2010 becomes first Maui Junior(14-17) athlete to make US Team Trials
2009 Baldwin High School Honor Roll recipient
2 time featured “USAT Kick of the Month” Athlete 2008 & 2009
2008 becomes first and to this date only Maui Junior(14-17) athlete to medal at the Korea Open and one of only two US athletes to reach the final round.
2008 becomes first  Maui Junior(14-17) athlete to medal in a Black Belt World class division at US Nationals.

Miles Kiffmann - 2017 WT President's Cup
Master Miles - 2017 WT President's Cup

 

MASTER IMELDA CASTRO

is a 4th Dan Kukkiwon certified black belt instructor. She is a two time US National Taekwondo Gold Medalist and a two time US Open Silver medalist.

Master Kathryn and Master Imelda 2009 USAT Nationals

Mr. JERICO SAN AGUSTIN

Mr. Jerico is a 3rd Poom Kukkiwon certified Black Belt junior instructor. In 2016 he won the World Taekwondo President's cup in the fin weight cadets division.

Major Accomplishments:

2018 Hawaii State Championship/USAT National Qualifier - GOLD
2017 Hawaii State/USAT National Qualifier-GOLD
2017 US OPEN-Las Vegas-Bronze

2016 World Taekwondo Federation President’s Cup-Portland, Or – GOLD
2014 Pan Am Open, Portland, OR - Silver
2012 USAT Junior Nationals, Dallas -Gold

Jerico(blue) vs. Mexico - 2017 WT President's cup