OUR INSTRUCTORS
Rob Gerhardt
Chief Instructor - TaeKwonDo - Hapkido

Master Gerhardt is the Head Instructor of TaeKwonDo at Budokai Judo & Jiu-Jitsu. He holds the rank of 6th Dan (Master) in Tae Kwon Do, and his rank is certified under Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn and the United TaeKwonDo Association. He also holds the ranks of 3rd Dan (Sandan) in Ju-Jitsu and 1st Dan (Shodan) in Judo. Master Gerhardt has trained several US National Champions and is a certified AAU National Coach. 
Some of Master Gerhardt's accomplishments include:
6th Dan - TaeKwonDo (AHN - UTA)
1st Dan - Judo (USA JUDO)
20+ years of grappling experience
Silver Medalist - 2016 AAU TaeKwonDo National Championships
Debbie Hagedorn-Gutzwiller
Head Instructor - TaeKwonDo
Hapkido - Cardio Kickboxing

Master Debbie Gutzwiller currently holds a 5th Degree black belt in Taekwondo.  She has 25 plus years of experience in the martial arts.  Having trained in the arts of Kuk Sool Won, Taekwondo, Hapkido and various forms of weapons training, her abilities are as versatile as they are precise.  Master Gutzwiller began her martial arts journey in Brownsville, Texas at the age of nine.  She has competed at the state, national and international levels where she earned state and national titles.  In addition to her 5th degree black belt, Master Gutzwiller obtained a 2nd degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won a 1st Degree black belt in Hapkido and is a certified group exercise fitness instructor.
James Kopcha

Instructor - TaeKwonDo


Mr. Kopcha holds the rank of 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo.  He brings over 10 years of experience to Budokai.  He is an active competitor Regionally, Nationally and Internationally in Forms, Breaking and Olympic Sparring.  He is certified under Grand Master Kyongwon Ahn and the United States TaeKwonDo Association and he is a certified referee through the Amateur Athletic Union.

Matt Schroeder
Instructor - TaeKwonDo
Little Bears - Kids Grapple Fit

Mr. Schroeder holds the rank of 3rd Dan Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, and is certified by the United TaeKwonDo Association. Mr. Schroeder teaches kids grapple fit, beginner, advance, and sparring classes.
Melissa Gerhardt
Instructor - TaeKwonDo - Cardio Kickboxing
Little Bears - Kids Grapple Fit


Mrs. Gerhardt holds the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, and is certified by the United TaeKwonDo Association.  She teaches Little Dragons, beginner, and advance TaeKwonDo classes. She also teaches cardio kickboxing.

RJ Gerhardt
Instructor - TaeKwonDo
Little Bears - Kids Grapple Fit



Mr. Gerhardt holds the rank of 1st Dan in TaeKwonDo and High Green Belt in Jiu-Jitsu.  He is an AAU US National Gold Medalist in Forms and Bronze Medalist in Olympic Sparring.  He is a member of the Ahn TaeKwonDo Institute National Competition Team and has won several local, state, and national level tournaments. When he is not actively competing, you will find him in the Dojo teaching beginner, advance, and competition sparring classes.