Christina Wallace - 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Rose Johnson - 2nd Dan Black Belt

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Sarah Johnson - 2nd Dan Black Belt

John Hernandez is a Veterinarian from Greenup Kentucky. He began TKD in 1996 and became an instructor at the Barboursville TKD Center as a 1st Dan Black Belt in 1999. He is currently a Kukkiwon Certified 4th Dan Black Belt. He enjoys instructing in regular class and assists Master D'Alessio in teaching Jujitsu self-defense techniques in black belt class. Both of his children retired from Barboursville TKD Center as 2nd Dan Black Belts. After 17 years, TKD has become a part of his life.


Master Instructor Larry D'Alessio has 26 years of formal Tae Kwon Do experience. He earned his Master Instructor certification in May 2000.

Master D'Alessio is a D-3 certified United States Tae Kwon Do Union referee. He has trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and is experienced in both national and international competition. His wins include:
1997 United States Tae Kwon Do Union National Championships - 2nd place Poomse (forms)
1994 United States Tae Kwon Do Union National Championships - 3rd place Kyorugi (sparring)
1993 World Law Enforcement Championships - 1st place (forms)

Master D'Alessio strives to promote the benefits of Tae Kwon Do at the Barboursville Center and in the community at large. In addition to presenting group demonstrations at various community events, he also speaks to local groups and schools by invitation. He has conducted general self-defense courses for women, and organized and taught a three-month Tae Kwon Do class for disadvantaged children at Beverly Hills Middle School.

Please contact the Barboursville Tae Kwon Do Center at (304) 733-3397, or by e-mail if you would like to schedule a speaking engagement, self-defense course or group demonstration with Master D'Alessio.