Master Mark Jorgensen, International Master Instructor (Sah Bum Nim)
Master Mark Jorgensen is a certified sixth degree black belt master instructor in
the World Tang Soo Do Association. He began his martial arts career at the age
of 10 under Master Charles Vaughn. He did not then realize he would be undertaking
a journey that would shape much of who he is today.
Master Jorgensen attained his first degree black belt in July of 1989 and was
by that time assisting in the instruction of youth classes. In July of 1991,
he was awarded his second degree black belt, and at age 18 received
official Instructor's Certification.
Master Jorgensen graduated with honors from Boyertown Senior High School in 1992
and enrolled at Penn State University. While at Penn State, he continued his
training at the university with Master
Michael Kaye. He assisted in teaching classes with the Penn State Martial Arts
Group and was promoted to third degree black belt in July of 1994. Master
Jorgensen graduated from Penn State with a BS in Secondary Education, and
believes strongly in the value of education at all levels. He has over 25
years of experience in the martial arts and has taught in YMCAs, on a
university campus, and in commercial martial arts studios. Although not
his main focus, he has also had the honor of winning six Grand
Championships at various competitions. At the 2004 World Tang Soo Do World Championship
in Orlando,Florida, Master Jorgensen realized a lifelong dream when he was presented with his
Master's belt by Grandmaster Jae C. Shin.
On October 2, 1999, Master Jorgensen was married to the love of his life, without
whom he could never have come this far. The Jorgensens now operate
Keystone Martial Arts together, strongly believing in the value of families
Master Jorgensen's personal philosophy is that we are all both teachers and students. There is a need in this world to pass on what we have learned and an
equal need to make the attempt to learn from everyone we meet regardless of age,
gender, or status. It is his hope that he can continue to spread the art of Tang
Soo Do to new locations and in the process continue to learn from new groups of
In February of 2008, Master Jorgensen was featured on the World Tang Soo Do Association's website
as the "Master of the Month". You can view this profile by clicking here.
Master Richelle Jorgensen, Master Instructor (Sah Bum Nim)
Master Richelle Jorgensen is a certified fourth degree black belt master instructor
in the World Tang Soo Do Association. Master Jorgensen began her martial
arts career at the age of 10 in the International Tang Soo Do Federation
under the instruction of Mr. Wayne Giansante. Mr. Giansante gave her a
firm foundation in precision techniques and showed her the beauty of the
art in "martial arts". During her 9 years with I.T.F., she obtained her
second degree black belt.
Master Jorgensen graduated with honors from Hopewell Senior High School in
1993 and enrolled at Penn State University. She spent two years at
Penn State Beaver Campus before transferring to University Park. It was
at this time that she was introduced to the World Tang Soo Do Association.
In 1995, she joined the Association and began training with the Penn
State Martial Arts Group under the instruction of Master Michael Kaye.
Mrs. Jorgensen had the unique experience of being able to train in Tang
Soo Do as a white belt for a second time, which has given her a chance to
put the World Tang Soo Do Association's sixth Tenet "Humility" into
practice. Within two years, she tested for her first degree black belt
within the World Tang Soo Do Association. In 1998, Master Jorgensen
graduated from Penn State with a BS in Real Estate and International
Business and a minor in German.
During her time with the Penn State Martial Arts Group, she met Mark
Jorgensen. Almost two years passed before the two began dating, and they were
soon inseparable. In October of 1999, they became Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jorgensen
and began a new chapter in their martial arts careers.
June of 2002 brought about the birth of Keystone Martial Arts. Together
the Jorgensens strive to make their schools successful by combining their different
martial arts histories and their similar philosophies. Both instructors
desire to maintain a positive learning atmosphere, emphasize the
importance of families and family values, and spread the influence of the
strong, moral values that the World Tang Soo Do Association represents.
In 2011, Master Jorgensen was inducted into Region 22's Hall of Fame as Instructor
of the year, recognizing her hard work not only at Keystone Martial Arts, but also throughout the Region and the WTSDA.
Mr. Joe Lacek, Chief Instructor (Boo Sah Bum Nim)
Mr. Joe Lacek is a certified Third Degree Black Belt Instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association.
When Mr. Lacek was a young boy, his favorite television show was "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers". That inspired his
parents to sign him up at a local martial arts studio. Unfortunately, the school in question closed its doors. He transferred to another
studio, which also closed down, and eventually joined the World Tang Soo Do Association as a red belt at Lititz Tang Soo Do, under the instruction of
Master Tom Kifolo. Mr. Lacek achieved the rank of Second Degree Black Belt while at Lititz Tang Soo Do, where he stayed until attending college at
The Unviersity of Pittsburgh.
Upon graduation, Mr, Lacek remained in the Pittsburgh area, and transferred to Keystone Martial Arts in Coraopolis, where he earned the rank of Third Degree Black Belt.
He enjoys training in Forms and Self-Defense. He is currently working on combing these two areas of interest by exploring the Self-Defense applications
of the movements found in each form, and finds that this makes his training much more interesting. He has also developed an interest in the biomehanics
of movement, and is studying how to most effectively utilize different muscle groups in the application of martial arts techniques. Beyond the realm of Self-Defense,
Mr. Lacek trains for the continued health benefits he gets from stretching, cardio, and the whole body development that comes from engaging typically underutilized muscle groups.
Miss Krystina Rothhaar, Chief Instructor (Boo Sah Bum Nim)
Miss Krystina Rothhaar is a certified Third Degree Black Belt Instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association.
She began her training at Keystone Martial Arts in Cranberry in 2002, at the age of nine years old. After some time off pursuing her education, Miss
Rothhaar transferred to Keystone Martial Arts in Coraopolis and continued her training. She achieved her current rank of Third Degree Black Belt, and now participates in the Region 22 Leadership Class,
is responsible for proctoring the Regional Black Belt Written Test, and is the Manager of the Awards table at the annual Region 22 Championship.
Miss Rothhaar's favorite areas of martial arts training are Forms and Weapons. She also enjoys teaching and watching the growth of youth students.
When not training in Tang Soo Do, Miss Rothhaar enjoys reading, crocheting, and traveling. One of the best opportunities she had was her study abroad
while attending Westminster College, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in History. She later attended Grand Canyon University for a Master's Degree in
Secondary Education. She currently works for Chick-Fil-A as a Training Director.
Miss Hannah Miller, Head Instructor (Kyo Sah Nim)
Miss Hannah Miller is a certified Second Degree Black Belt Instructor in the World Tang Soo Do Association.
She began her martial arts training at the age of twelve, under Masters Mark and Richelle Jorgensen at Keystone Martial Arts in Cranberry.
For the next ten years, she consistently trained at both the Cranberry and Coraoplis locations, until she took a six year hiatus to pursue education, career, and family goals.
After receiving a warm welcome back, she resumed her training in 2023 as Second Degree Black Belt and frequent instructor for children's classes.
Miss Miller's favorite areas of Tang Soo Do are Forms and practical Self-Defense. She also enjoys teaching youth students, especially liking the
more energetic and unpredictable nature of the Little Dragons classes. Outside of training, Miss Miller also enjoys the pasttimes of cooking, drawing, and singing karaoke.
Mrs. Kay Rose, Class Instructor (Boo Kyo Sah Nim)
Profile Coming Soon.
As a member studio of the World Tang Soo Do Association, ALL of our instructors
are required to pass an Instructor's Certification Program. All instructors are required to maintain
FBI Criminal Background and Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances. Furthermore, our
instructors constantly improve their teaching skills through instructor classes,
training camps, and seminars. Our training programs are designed to give students
an opportunity to ask questions and receive qualified answers from qualified
instructors. Our classes are designed to be fun and exciting, while at the same
time teaching our students that what they are learning is very serious and that
they should not take their skills lightly or use the martial arts to bully others.