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American Dragon Martial Arts Academies Inc.
Fred Parks Winter Garden, FL 352-638-8143
Gregory Glover Conyers, GA 917-929-0078
Gary Pointer Sunrise, FL 954-559-6497
Fred Parks Windermere FL 352 638-8143
Shane Miller Winter Park, FL 407 923-5269
Richard Hackworth Ocoee, FL 321-443-8077
Darren Norris Etowah, NC 828-388-0635
Kevin Rhodes San Saba, TX 325- 372-4800

Contact Information for American Dragon Martial Arts School Instructors

Our Master and Grand Master Instructors Are Certified By The Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association

» Grand Master Gregory Glover is a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and a founding member of the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies. He holds Senior Black Belt Ranks in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Instructor Ranking in Yudo. He is the Chairman of the US National Taekwondo Association and National Team Coach. He is the owner of the school in Conyers, GA and can be reached at Ph: 770-679-4161.

* Grand Master Darren Norris was born March 29, 1959 in Hendersonville, NC where he has been a life long member of the community. He began his studies in the Korean self defense art of Hapkido at the age of 13 under Herschel T. Anderson. He studied at that Dojang until Mr. Anderson retired from teaching in 1974.

Then, in his mid thirties Grand Master Darren Norris returned to Hapkido training under the tutelage of Grand Master Dennis Corn who also taught Aikido in Hendersonville. Master Corn holds an 8th degree black belt in Hapkido with the prestigious Korean Hapkido Federation, 2nd degree black belt in Aikido and 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Around 2002 Master Corn, who had a reputation for brutally effective technique, retired and named Grand Master Darren Norris chief instructor of his school, Aikido and Hapkido of Hendersonville.

In 2003, after having met and trained with the President of the Korean Hapkido Federation, Grand Master Darren Norris was made the North Carolina State Representative for the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association. In 2004 Master Darren Norris was honored as ”Hapkido Instructor of the Year” by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council and was inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Hapkido Instructor of the Year.

In 2008 Grand Master Darren Norris was promoted to 4th degree black belt in Haemukwan Hapkido and awarded the title of Master by the Korean Hapkido Federation. Also in 2008 Master Darren Norris earned the position of United States Representative for the KMAIA., and voted to the KMAIA World Council.

Grand Master Darren Norris continued his accomplishments in 2009 when he was inducted into the Action Radio Network & World Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame as the Hapkido Master of the year. The school that he shares with his partner Master Travis Ginn, ( also inducted into the Hall of Fame as Tang Soo Do Master of the year) was awarded Traditional School of The Year at the ceremony in Clearwater Florida.

Grand Master Darren Norris was honored once again by the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association (KMAIA) by being the first person in the U.S. certified to teach the KMAIA Weapons Course and is currently booking dates to teach this certification course in the U.S.

Grand Master Darren Norris also continues to teach Aikido and is 2nd degree black belt with the US Aikido Federation under Yoshimitsu Yamada. He is the host of the Annual Aikido Hapkido of Hendersonville Seminar that will be held in October.

125 Etowah Center Drive Etowah, NC Ph: 828-388-0635

» Grand Master Fred Parks is the US Representative for the Korea TangSooDo MooDukKwan Society. Listen in at World Martial Arts Media where he co-hosts the “Martial Arts Success Show” and World Martial Arts TV You can contact Grand Master Parks at 352 638-8143.

» Master Shane Miller is a multi-arts master and the youngest master to ever be appointed to the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association World Council. He is a 7 times world martial arts champion and star of the “Turning Up The Heat!” TV Show. He is the US Representative for the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association and Director of the US National Taekwondo Association. He can be reached at or by calling Ph: 407 923-5269.

» Grand Master Richard Hackworth is a multi-arts master who holds more than a dozen Hall of Fame Awards. He is the author of numerous books on the subjects of health, wealth, and success. He is the host of the “World Martial Arts” TV & Radio Shows and has a reoccurring role on the Korean TV Show, “Never Die”. He makes his home in Seoul, South Korea and visits the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies schools quarterly for special events and promotions. Grand Master Richard Hackworth is the International Director for the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association and founder of HaeMuKwan Hapkido, the world’s most scientifically advanced self defense system.

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The system of martial arts taught at the American Dragon Martial Arts Academies is the result of many years of study and experience. I am very proud of my schools and of my staff. They are among the most qualified, skilled, and hard working martial arts teachers in the world. I am sure your interaction with them will be pleasurable and beneficial.

We are certain that you will find martial arts to be tremendously rewarding. It will provide you or your family with greater self confidence, increased self discipline, and improved physical health. Attaining these benefits requires time, effort, and dedication on your part.

At times it can be challenging. All of our masters are here to help you with your commitment to excellence, and offer our knowledge to assist you. We are confident that your involvement in martial arts and your selection of our school will be a wise decision with life long rewards. Once again, welcome and enjoy your martial arts experience to the fullest.

Our Mission Statement for the American Dragon Martial Arts Schools

  • Provide the highest quality martial arts instruction
  • Empower our students with valuable skills for daily life
  • Contribute to a safe and peaceful community

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Best Regards,

Richard Hackworth, Ph.D., LAc, CPT

CEO American Dragon Martial Arts Academies.

  • Ocoee, Florida Ph: 321-443-8077 
  • Winter Park, Florida Ph; 407-923-5269
  • Sunrise, Florida Ph: 954-559-6497
  • Conyers, Georgia Ph: 917-929-0078
  • Etowah, North Carolina Ph: 828-388-0635 
  • San Saba, Texas Call Ph: 325- 372-4800 

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