Dr. Kerry Escamilla, D.C
2nd Degree Black Belt
Dr. Kerry is the Director and Innovator of Sensory Taekwon-Do. He has advanced training in neurology and functional medicine with emphasis on early childhood spectrum disorders. Conducting years of brain research and biomedical interventions, Dr. Kerry has treated many children on the spectrum. His whole brain/whole body approach to treatment has its roots in his marital arts background.
As a 2nd degree black belt, Dr. Kerry knows the benefits martial arts have for children on the spectrum. It has shown to improve concentration and focus by providing a consistent and highly structured environment.
The program has now evolved to include sensory integration therapies and nutritional interventions thus making it a truly whole body- whole brain approach to treatment.
Sensei Mario Diaz
Sensei Mario Diaz Has over 40 years of martial arts training experience.
Master Young N. Kim
5th Degree Black Belt
I became interested in Taekwon-Do as a young child. After exposure to organized sports I returned to Taekwon-Do with renewed enthusiasm. In 1983, renown Master S.J. Kim taught me traditional Taekwon-Do; demanding technical excellence and unyielding discipline as a way of life. Since then, I ran my own 'Kim's TKD' school in upper Manhattan for the next eight years. In 2000, with the advancement of TKD into the Olympics, I have studied and taught Olympic style TKD. I furthered my martial arts training in 'Hapkido' under the world-renowned instructor, Grandmaster Kang, Ik Jo.
In the summer of 2011, Dr. Kerry Escamilla asked me to help him add technical input and perform modified Taekwon-Do patterns for his learning disabilities program.