OUR INSTRUCTORS

Master Cesar Fernandez

Master Cesar Fernandez holds the rank of Sah Dan (4th degree black belt) and is a certified  International Master Instructor and member in good standing with the World Tang Soo Do Association.  Master Fernandez began his training with the World Tang Soo Do Association in 1993 under the expert instruction and guidance of Master Randy Kuehner and received his Black Belt in 1998.   He is also the WTSDA Region 8 Concession and Hospitality Suite Coordinator. 

 

In 2005, Master Fernandez started his own school, C&J’s Mountain Warriors in Lehighton PA.  In 2007 he bought a new building and added a 2400 square foot dojang to the building.  Today, C&J’s Mountain Warriors Karate Institute offers training for all ages from Little Dragons (ages 4-7), Youth (ages 8-12) and adults (ages 13 and up).  Training young children and children with disabilities is a passion for Master Fernandez.

 

In 2010, Master Fernandez was invited to attend his first World Tang Soo Do Association Masters Clinic.  This invitation is the first step of many in becoming a certified Master instructor.  After several years of testing and training, he was promoted to Sah Dan (4th degree Black Belt) in 2012 and Sah Dan Master in 2013.

Scott Gentles

Currently Mr. Gentles is an E Dan (2nd degree Black Belt) and is a certified Black Belt Instructor, certified Corner Judge and member in good standing with the World Tang Soo Do Association.  He began his training in Tang Soo Do at C&J’s Mountain Warriors Karate Institute in 2008 under the direction of Master Cesar Fernandez.

 

His teaching experience includes working with all ages from Little Dragons (ages 4-7), Youth (ages 8-12) and adults (ages 13 and up).  He also has experience working with children with ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.  He is experienced teaching large groups as well as private lessons and running birthday parties.  Teaching responsibilities include creating a teaching agenda, running classes, planning, hosting and help conducting Gup and Little Dragon testing and promotion ceremonies.  Also experienced in helping run he hospitality suite at Regional Tournaments and Black Belt Tests as well as serving as a Youth Black Belt Camp Counselor.

Heidi Wentz

Currently, Ms. Wentz is a Sam Dan (3rd degree Black Belt) and is a certified Black Belt Instructor, certified Corner Judge and member in good standing with the World Tang Soo Do Association.  She began her training at C&J’s Mountain Warriors Karate Institute in 2010 under the direction of Master Cesar Fernandez.

 

Her teaching experience includes working with all ages from Little Dragons (ages 4-7), Youth (ages 8-12) and adults (ages 13 and up).  She also has experience working with children with ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.  Teaching responsibilities include, running classes, planning, hosting and help conducting Gup and Little Dragon testing and promotion ceremonies.  Also experienced in helping run he hospitality suite at Regional Tournaments and Black Belt Tests as well as serving as a Youth Black Belt Camp Counselor.

Nativida Ruzicka

Currently Mrs. Ruzicka is an E Dan (2nd degree Black Belt) and is a certified Black Belt Instructor, and member in good standing with the World Tang Soo Do Association.  She began her training under Master Fernandez in 2009.

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