INSTRUCTORS

           
Master Virgil DeGarmo

Owner & Head Instructor

4th Degree Black Belt

 
Sadan Nim  Virgil 26 Brick Break


Sadan Nim Virgil fulfilled a life long dream to study the martial arts when he started training. Sir is an example to all that NOW is the time to reach for your dreams. Sir competed and won trophies in forms, sparring and breaking. His personal best in breaking is 26 concrete blocks with a palm heel strike.

Grandmaster Robert Nenow, 10th Dan, of Dynasty International promoted Sir to 4th degree Master on October 14, 2007 and presented his certification at the Dynasty Fall Tournament in Lehighton, Pa.  He was proud to be a part of the Dynasty family and thanks Grandmaster for his support and training. 

At the "Masters of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame" 2003 -- highest point standing for breaking; highest point standing in senior forms. He took 1st Place in Black Belt breaking at the Battle in the Valley, Poughkeepsie, NY tournament.

    Sir was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame on March 3, 2007 at the Marriott LaGuardia in New York City. His wife, Roni,  and Cho Dan Mike Trippett and Marie Trippett accompanied him for the day.  He received a Hall of Fame belt and certificate which are proudly hanging in the dojang.  Stop in to see them.  Sir is humbly honored to be chosen to receive this award.  Along with his black belts, Les and Barb Street, Sir received another award from the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2009.

Sadan Nim Virgil has preformed before Grandmasters and Masters from around the world. Though this has been a great thrill for him, his greatest reward comes from watching his students excel in the martial arts whether in class, at demos, or at tournaments while breaking, performing katas, weapons, sparring, and self-defense techniques. Karate is a means to an end not an end in itself. He trained under Grandmaster Robert Nenow, 10th Degree, of Dynasty International along his journey in the martial arts.

He enjoys teaching all ages. Sir is a certified cardio kickboxing instructor.  He uses the cardio kickboxing time to tone and also train his students in self defense. 

He participated in Herald Biblical Theatrical Group for over 25 years and is an elder at Our Fathers House Church in Catasauqua, PA. Sir attended Global Awakening's School of Healing in Bethlehem, PA 2007 and applies this knowledge in his daily life.  His 2008 highlight was a missionary trip to Brazil with Global Awakening where he was blessed by the love and generosity of the people.  He drives school bus for Whitehall/Coplay School District retiring from Kraft Foods after 30 years. He served in the Navy from 1964 to 1968 with two tours in Viet Nam. Sir completed training at Global Awakening's School of Healing II in Harrisburg, PA in 2009.  He and his wife completed a mission trip to Brazil in December 2010.  He will celebrate 44 years of marriage with his wife, Roni,  in 2014.

Cory Butkus
2nd  Degree Black Belt
Asst Instructor
 
 

 

Josh Jones

Cho Dan Black Belt
 Instructor

 

Asst Instructors

Matthew Conrad

Cho Dan Jr Black Belt

Read His Black Belt Essay

 

Antonio Landi

Cho Dan Jr Black Belt

Read His Black Belt Essay

Asst Instructors

Zachary Whitaker

Cho Dan Jr Black Belt

Asst Instructors

Jacob Knerr

Cho Dan Children Black Belt

MMA/Grappling Instructors

 

Jarrett Weitknecht       

 

 


Alumni Black Belts

Les Street

2nd Degree Black Belt,
Asst Instructor
 
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Barb Street
2nd Degree Black Belt
Asst Instructor

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Nick Takacs

2nd Degree Black Belt

Personal Bio

Read His Black Belt Essay

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Update on Nick -- Nick and wife, Hilari, have two children:  Elain and Alex Jeffrey.
 
Jerome Betz

1st Degree Black Belt, Junior
 


 

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 Dec. 2014 Update -- Jerome is a attending college and plays bass in a band,
 
Mike Trippett
1st Degree Black Belt

Read His Black Belt Essay

  

Mike and his wife, Marie, accepted a position as pastor in Angola, NY.  God bless you! 

 

Assistant Cardio Kickboxing Instructors

Tatiana Kerick

Cardio Kickboxing Certified

Tatiana is attending college in Florida.


Marie Trippett

Cardio Kickboxing Certified
  
 
 Marie and her husband, Mike, accepted a position as pastor
in Angola, NY.  God bless you!
 
In Memorial to Grandmaster Robert Nenow
 

Grandmaster Nenow passed on to his eternal reward in 2010. 

He will be greatly missed.

Grandmaster participated in the martial arts for over 40 years.  Training, competing, teaching and reaching out to all who needed help in the martial arts.  He chose the name dynasty because it meant family - generations of martial artists sharing a love and honor, respect and physical excellence.