Stellar Martial Art Instructors | Jersey Village, Houston

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Daniel Kilburn owner and operator

Daniel Kilburn

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Daniel Kilburn owner and operator

Daniel Kilburn

• Master Daniel Kilburn was born in Pontiac, Michigan.

• Now with more than 35 years of teaching experience.

• First began studying Okinowan, Ishinryu style Karate at age fifteen.

• Later studied Taekwondo under Grandmaster Jin Won Kim earning the rank of 2nd Dan in traditional style Taekwondo; Tang Soo Do & Moo Duk Kwan style.

• Continued studying Taekwondo under Grandmasters Whan Ki Choi and his younger brother Grandmaster Jung Ki Choi.

• 2013 awarded his 5th Dan Black belt in Taekwondo thru the Kukkiwon & World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) located in Seoul, S. Korea under 9th Dan, Grandmaster Jung Ki Choi.

• 2013 awarded the rank of 4th Dan with (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation under the Jung Sool Kwan (Master Fabian Duque).

• Jung Sool Kwan is a registered Kwan with (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation under Master Fabian Duque.

• 2013 successfully completed and passed (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation, KHF Masters Certification Course in Gyeungju, S. Korea.

• 2014 successfully completed and passed (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation, KHF Masters Certification Course in Bogota, Colombia.

• 2016 successfully completed and passed (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation, KHF Masters Certification Course in Cali, Colombia.

• 2017 March (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation, officially recognized Choong Sung Kwan as a Kwan of the (KHF).

• 2017 successfully completed and passed (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation, KHF Masters Certification Course in Bogota, Colombia.

• 2017 awarded the rank of 5th Dan with (KHF) The Korea Hapkido Federation under the Jung Sool Kwan (Master Fabian Duque) in Bogota, Colombia.

• 2018 awarded his 6th Dan Black belt in Taekwondo thru the Kukkiwon & World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) located in Seoul, S. Korea under 9th Dan, Grandmaster Hung Ki Kim.

Nicholas Kilburn

Nicholas Kilburn

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Nicholas Kilburn

Nicholas Kilburn

Master Nicholas Kilburn was born in Houston, Texas. Master Kilburn began his martial arts education at the age of five under Grandmaster Jin Won Kim at Kim's Taekwondo in Houston, Texas.

• More than 15 years of teaching experience.

• 1995 awarded the rank of 1st Poom under Grandmaster Jin Won Kim in traditional style Taekwondo; Tang Soo Do & Moo Duk Kwan style.

• 1997 awarded the rank of 2nd Poom under Grandmaster Jin Won Kim in traditional style Taekwondo; Tang Soo Do & Moo Duk Kwan style.

• 2000 awarded the rank of 3rd Poom under Grandmaster Jin Won Kim in traditional style Taekwondo; Tang Soo Do & Moo Duk Kwan style.

• 2004 awarded the rank of 4th Dan in Taekwondo, Kukkiwon certified (WTF). Nicholas continued studying Taekwondo and Hapkido under Grandmasters Whan Ki Choi and his younger brother Grandmaster Jung Ki Choi.

• 2004 awarded the rank of 1st Dan in Hapkido with the (ITF) under Grandmasters Whan Ki Choi and his younger brother Grandmaster Jung Ki Choi.

• 2015 awarded his 2nd Dan in Hapkido through the The Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF)

• 2016 awarded the rank of 5th Dan in Taekwondo, Kukkiwon certified (WTF).

• 2018 awarded his 3rd Dan in Hapkido through the The Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF)

Maria Kilburn

Maria Kilburn

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Maria Kilburn

Maria Kilburn

• Instructor Mrs. Maria Kilburn was born in El Grullo, Mexico.

• More than 7 years of martial arts experience.

• 2017 awarded the rank of 3rd Dan Black belt in Taekwondo. Kukkiwon certified (WTF).

• Instructor at Stellar Martial Arts.

• Co-Owner and Administrative Director at Stellar Martial Arts.