Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.

Here are a few of Black Belt Academy's instructors and other staff members, starting with Master Nigel Chai Chong:

Master Nigel Chai Chong  (Chief Instructor)  Send E-mail to Master Nigel Chai Chong
• Over 25 years teaching experience.
• World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) certified Master.
• Intercontinental Coach's Licence holder.
• Coached numerous athletes to USA and AAU National Team positions.
• USA Taekwondo National Team Coach.
• 2016 Junior World Championship Team Coach.

Master Nigel Chai Chong
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Andrew Lee
Kiana Chai Chong  (2nd Dan)  Send E-mail to Kiana Chai Chong
2009 & 2010 AAU National Champion (black belt division)
2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games- Gold
(black belt division)
2011 AAU Nationals- Gold
2011 AAU Cadet National Team Member
2012 U.S. Open- Gold
2012 AAU National Championship- Gold
2012 USA Taekwondo National Championship- Gold
2013 AAU Cadet National Team Member
2013 U.S. Open- Gold
2013 USA Teakwondo National Championship- Gold
2013 USA Taekwondo Cadet National Team member
2014 USA Taekwondo Cadet World Championship Team Trials- WINNER
2014 AAU National Championship- Gold
2014 AAU National Team Trials winner- 2015 AAU National Team Member
2015 Canada Open- Gold
2015 U.S. Open- Gold
2015 Cadet World Championship- Silver
2015 Trinidad and Tobago Open- Gold
2016 US Open- Gold
2016 German Open- Gold
2016 USA Taekwondo Nationals- Gold

Kiana Chai Chong
Brian Hawley  (3rd Dan)  Send E-mail to Brian Hawley
Certified USAT referee and a member of Maryland State Taekwondo Association

Brian Hawley
Matthew Mauss  (3nd Dan)
Matthew Mauss has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Matthew Mauss
Terry (student/assistant instructor)  (4th Dan)
Terry (student/assistant instructor) has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Terry (student/assistant instructor)
Yoshimi Yancey (student)
Yoshimi Yancey (student) has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Yoshimi Yancey (student)
Brandon Tam (student)  (1st Dan)
Brandon Tam (student) has numerous credentials and accomplishments. We will be updating this section shortly to detail them.

Brandon Tam (student)
Katana Chai Chong (student)  (1st Dan)
2010 AAU National Championship- Gold Medalist
2011 AAU National Championship- Gold Medalist
2012 AAU National Championship- Gold Medalist
2012 USAT National Championship- Gold Medalist
2013 USA Taekwondo National Championship-Gold Medalist
2015 AAU National Championship- Gold
2015 AAU National Team Member

Katana Chai Chong (student)
For more information about the Black Belt Academy staff or training programs, please contact us at 301-806-8769 or by clicking here.