Greg Koval has trained in martial arts since 1990 when he began training at Kim's Taekwondo with his father Bruce Koval.
In September of 2012, Coach Greg opened Koval Taekwondo to teach old school power Taekwondo with educated cross training for self defense. This was the foundation for what was later to become Devil Dog Martial Arts, which is the culmination of developed systems and training practices that were established under the Koval Taekwondo program.
Greg Koval is a 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor in Taekwondo under Grand Master Moo H Kim, and under the continued guidance of Grand Master Rick Morad. Greg Koval is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Ante Dzolic at Rio Pro. In addition, Coach Greg has spent decades cross training Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MCMAP, Hapkido, and Judo.
Sifu Amonte Littlejohn
Amonte Littlejohn began learning the hybrid martial art of Kuntao at age 17. The martial system, comprised of principles and methods from Chinese Gung Fu and Indonesian Pencak Silat slowly became something that he grew to love and his life soon became centered upon its practice.
In college through graduate school, Amonte would take his love for martial study overseas to his mother's home country in Thailand to not only learn their traditional systems, but share his Kuntao with those who wanted to learn. Among his students stand the Thai Royal Marines.
It is his unwavering belief that learning to protect one's self is the highest practice of self-respect available to mankind. By learning how to deal with any adversity, we become all the more in accord with ourselves.
Offering old-school, classic boxing instruction.
Max DiBlasi began her martial arts journey in Taekwondo under Grand Master Moo H. Kim in 2000. She holds a 4th-degree black and the rank of Sabumnim. She began teaching classes at 3 locations and found something she is truly passionate about. Some of that 22-year journey has been alongside Coach Greg Koval.
In 2011, Max branched out into her love of old-school boxing. Training under Coach John Nieves at the Raul Torres Academy, Max found her next challenge. She was awarded the female Heavyweight Championship Title at the Cleveland Golden Gloves in 2013. Since then, she has been no stranger to the amateur boxing circuit in Ohio.
Max teaches with energy and passion and believes you get back what you give.
Grandmaster Rick Morad
Offering instruction in the Taekwondo morning classes is 7th Degree Black Belt Grand Master Rick Morad.
Master Rick began training with Master Kim in 1981 and has been Grandmaster Kim's successor since his passing. He continues to train in the same power Taekwondo taught by Grandmaster Kim. His classes are known for their intensity and the development of perfect technique through perfect practice.
Grandmaster Rick continues to be a mentor and teacher to Coach Greg, as well as a group of high level instructors who come to train with him in the morning, including Master Tom Oskey, Master Gina, Sa Bum Nim Bruce Koval, and Sa Bum Nim Gayle Mullen. who learns from the excellent example set by Master Rick.
In addition to instruction by Coach Greg, the school is pleased to be able to offer instruction from Sa Bum Nim, 4th degree Black Belt Bruce Koval.
Bruce Koval is Greg Koval's father, and has been training in Taekwondo since 1983 when he started training at a company Taekwondo club at Technicare. When Technicare closed, he continued his training at Kim's Taekwondo.
Now through Devil Dog Martial Arts he is showing the benefits of years of hard work and discipline. We can learn a great deal from his experience in almost 40 years of Taekwondo. Also, at over 75 years old, he continues to demonstrate the health benefits of continued training. He is a great resource on teaching how to continue your training as you age, and to adapt your style to fit your current physical abilities.
Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim
In Loving Memory of our Beloved Teacher
October 1941 - June 2020
Grandmaster Kim, an 8th Degree Taekwondo Grandmaster, an 8th Degree Judo Black Belt, and a 7th Degree Hapkido Black Belt, has imparted his wisdom to thousands of students and family members for several decades.
Inspiring anyone to ever train under him, Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim has taught Taekwondo as a system of self betterment through Action Philosophy and Self Discipline. Grandmaster Kim was a force for good in the world as a Minister and as a Martial Arts instructor. We, the students of Grandmaster Kim were greatly shaped by his wisdom, leadership, and philosophical code of action.
Master Kim's lessons continue on through us, and it is our sincerest desire to pass on this great legacy .