Michelle Gordon

Michelle Gordon

Martial Arts Education - Master Instructor

Location
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Industry
Sports

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Michelle Gordon's Overview

Current
  • Master Instructor at Taekwondo 2 XCell
Past
  • Consultant at Taekwondo 2 XCELL
  • Master Instructor - Tae Kwon Do at Infuzion Taekwondo
  • Senior Tae Kwon Do Instructor at K.S. Lee's Best Martial Arts
  • ESL Tutor at K.S. Lee's Best Martial Arts
  • Academic Tutor at TMK Tutorial Services
  • Academic Tutor at University of Washington - Academic Services
  • Martial Arts Instructor at University of Washington
Education
  • Gem City College
  • Paul L. Dunbar Vocational H.S.
Connections

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Michelle Gordon's Summary

Martial Arts

Award-winning Black Belt honored as a Master Instructor and member in the World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea and USA Taekwondo in Colorado Springs, CO. Background includes study with Grandmaster Leon Preston - 9th Dan of Seattle, WA, Grandmaster Kang Seok Lee 8th Dan of Cary, NC, and Master Jamail Sallie - 6th Dan of Chicago. Has over 40 years of work experience in various disciplines martial arts, weaponry and personal security.

Specialties:Trained in various disciplines martial arts and weaponry.

Languages: (Speak and Understand) Korean, Basic Japanese and basic Spanish. Foreign Language Dialects: Can understand Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Malayalam and Tagalog, Tamil.

Michelle Gordon's Experience

Master Instructor

Taekwondo 2 XCell

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Durham, NC

• Responsible for day-to-day operations of a Tae Kwon Do school.
Develop, write and continuously revise and improve a strategic plan for setting and meeting the financial, operational, and quality objectives for a taekwondo business.
• Identify and cultivate partnership and client opportunities with enterprises and enterprise support networks in the field of enterprise development.
• Work with the Marketing Director and others to publicize and promote the capabilities and success stories of the business development area.
• Develop and nurture excellent professional relationships with clients and parents in the development community.
• Work to broaden and strengthen contacts with other public and private dojangs in economic development field, at the international level, to establish an exchange for ideas and information, good and bad practices, and case studies.
• Offering expert Tae Kwon Do instruction for children and adults, from beginning to advanced black-belt levels..
• Developed Tae Kwon Do instruction curriculum for at-risk students & students with learning disabilities.
• Teach beginning/intermediate Korean language classes.
• Tutor weekly classes in various academic subjects.
• Certified Master in Jidokwon Taekwondo .
• Member of (Kukkiwon) World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea .
• Kukkiwon certified black belt.
• Member of USA Taekwondo in Colorado Springs, CO
• Certified USA Taekwondo National Level 1 Coach.

Consultant

Taekwondo 2 XCELL

January 2012December 2012 (1 year) Durham, NC

• Based in the Durham NC office and working closely with top management at TKD 2 XCELL in Seattle, WA.
• Develop, write and continuously revise and improve a strategic plan for setting and meeting the financial, operational, and quality objectives for a taekwondo business.
• Identify and cultivate partnership and client opportunities with enterprises and enterprise support networks in the field of enterprise development.
• Work with the Marketing Director and others to publicize and promote the capabilities and success stories of the business development area.
• Develop and nurture excellent professional relationships with clients and parents in the development community.
• Work to broaden and strengthen contacts with other public and private dojangs in economic development field, at the international level, to establish an exchange for ideas and information, good and bad practices, and case studies.
• Certified Master in Jidokwon Taekwondo .
• Member of (Kukkiwon) World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea .
• Kukkiwon certified black belt.
• Member of USA Taekwondo in Colorado Springs, CO
• Certified USA Taekwondo National Level 1 Coach.

Master Instructor - Tae Kwon Do

Infuzion Taekwondo

August 2007November 2011 (4 years 4 months) Durham, NC

• Founder of Infuzion Taekwondo
• Responsible for day-to-day operations of a Tae Kwon Do school.
• Offering expert Tae Kwon Do instruction for children and adults, from beginning to advanced black-belt levels..
• Developed Tae Kwon Do instruction curriculum for at-risk students & students with learning disabilities.
• Certified Master in Jidokwon Taekwondo .
• Member of (Kukkiwon) World Taekwondo Federation in Seoul, Korea .
• Kukkiwon certified black belt.
• Member of USA Taekwondo in Colorado Springs, CO
• Certified USA Taekwondo National Level 1 Coach.

Senior Tae Kwon Do Instructor

K.S. Lee's Best Martial Arts

March 1995November 2006 (11 years 9 months) Durham, NC

• Wholly responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations.
• Marketing/advertising, accounts receivable.
• Offered expert Tae Kwon Do instruction for children and adults from beginning white-belt to advanced black-belt levels...
• Developed Tae Kwon Do instruction curriculum, student prospecting, and client relationship management.

ESL Tutor

K.S. Lee's Best Martial Arts

March 1995June 1997 (2 years 4 months) Durham, NC

• Taught English to native Korean speaking instructors.
• Concentrated on special grammar and conversational needs five hours per week.
• Acted as an interpreter/translator for Korean speaking instructors in a classroom and business environment.

Academic Tutor

TMK Tutorial Services

March 1995June 1997 (2 years 4 months)

• Provide individual and small group tutoring to students (Pre-K - Adult) in remediation of reading and perceptual skills.
• Assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.
• Promote greater absorption of material through assignment of supplemental work.
• Assist students with Mathematics assignments as requested by students, teachers, parents, or counselors.
• Aid students in understanding calculations done by hand and by calculator, geometry tools such as compasses and protractors, or the use of graphing calculators.

Academic Tutor

University of Washington - Academic Services

August 1985June 1991 (5 years 11 months)

•Tutor small group of student athletes on a quarterly basis for selected classes within their majors.
• Implemented instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students were actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
• Identified, selected, and modified instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
• Assisted in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.

Martial Arts Instructor

University of Washington

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 1983June 1990 (6 years 11 months) Greater Seattle Area

Wholly responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations.
• Marketing/advertising, accounts receivable.
• Offered expert Martial Arts instruction for college students from beginning white-belt to advanced black-belt levels...
• Developed Martial Arts instruction curriculum, student prospecting, and client relationship management.

Michelle Gordon's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Server

      Durham Rescue Mission
      • Poverty Alleviation
      January 1992 present (22 years 9 months)

      Rewarding

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • Children's Defense Fund
      • Sue Duncan Children's Center
      • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
      • NAACP
      • NAAC National Asian American Coalition
      • American Red Cross
      • American Indian College Fund
      • National Urban League
      • PETA Foundation
      • National Society of Black Engineers
      • Autism Speaks

Michelle Gordon's Organizations

  • World Taekwondo Federation

    • 1974 to Present
  • USA Taekwondo

    National Level Coach
    • 2009 to Present
  • Sue Duncan Children's Center

    Academic Tutor
    • March 1977 to July 1983

Michelle Gordon's Courses

  • Watchmaking and Repair Certification, Horology

    Gem City College

    • Introduction to Watch Repair & The Watch Repair Course
    • Clock Repair 1 & 2
    • Clock Case Repair & Restoration
    • Clockmaker Watchmaker Lathe Basics
    • Wooden Works Movement Repair
  • B.A, American Ethnic Studies /Afro American Studies

    University of Washington

    • Blacks and the American Law (AFRAM 437)
    • African American Politics (AFRAM 246)
    • The Jazz Age (AFRAM 270)
    • The Sixties in America: Conflict, Confrontation, and Concession (AFRAM 334)
    • Music and Social Change in the Sixties Era (AFRAM 337)
    • Introduction to Asian American Cultures (AAS 101)
    • Chinese American History and Culture (AAS 350)
    • Filipino-American History and Culture (AAS 360)
    • Japanese-American History and Culture (AAS 370)
    • Asian Americans: The Law and Immigration (AAS 385)
    • Introductory History of American Ethnic Groups ((AES 159))
    • Introduction to the Cultures of American Ethnic Groups
    • Beyond Civil Rights: Law, Culture, and Change (AES 330)
    • Sports and Social Change in the Twentieth (AES 335)
    • Introduction to Chicano Studies (CHSTU 150)
    • History of the Chicano People to 1848 (CHSTU 180)
    • Latinos in the United States (CHSTU 200)
    • Introduction to American Indian Studies (AIS 102)
    • Introduction to American Indian Histories (AIS 201)
    • Native North American Societies (AIS 310)
    • Introduction to Logic
    • Pre-Calculus
  • A.A., Liberal Arts

    Malcolm X College

    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Social Science
    • Philosophy
    • College Algebra
    • College Trigonometry
    • Humanities
    • English
  • Independent Coursework

    • Basic Korean I
    • Intermediate Korean II
    • Advance Korean
    • Basic Japanese I
    • Intermediate Japanese
    • Basic Mandarin
    • Elementary Vietnamese
    • Buddhist Studies
    • Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Linear Algebra

Michelle Gordon's Languages

  • Japanese

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Korean

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Mandarin

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Malayalam

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Vietnamese

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Tamil

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Tagalog

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Michelle Gordon's Skills & Expertise

  1. Drafter
  2. Computer Literate
  3. Foreign Languages
  4. Word
  5. PowerPoint
  6. Excel
  7. Research
  8. Community Outreach
  9. Microsoft Office
  10. Customer Service
  11. Library Science
  12. Tutoring
  13. Teamwork
  14. Taekwondo
  15. Social Networking
  16. Teaching
  17. Microsoft Word
  18. Coaching
  19. Microsoft Excel
  20. Leadership
  21. Troubleshooting
  22. Photography
  23. Project Planning
  24. Public Speaking
  25. Public Policy
  26. Legal Writing
  27. Social Media
  28. Public Relations
  29. Data Analysis
  30. Martial Arts
  31. Training
  32. Curriculum Design
  33. Marketing
  34. Higher Education
  35. Strategic Planning
  36. Fundraising
  37. Staff Development
  38. Nonprofits
  39. Editing

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Michelle Gordon's Education

University of Washington

B.A, American Ethnic Studies /Afro American Studies

1991

NSBE, BSC, BSU, UW Taekwondo Team, Washington State Taekwondo Team

Activities and Societies: National Society of Black Engineers - Treasurer (1988-89) Black Student Union - President (1988-1991) Black Student Commission - Director (1989-1991) UW Taekwondo Club - 1983-1991

Malcolm X College

A.A., Liberal Arts

19811983

Women's Basketball Team

Activities and Societies: Women's Basketball Team

West Georgia Technical College

A.A.S, Drafting Technology

19791979

Drafting Softball Team

Activities and Societies: None

Gem City College

Watchmaking and Repair Certification, Horology

2013

Paul L. Dunbar Vocational H.S.

Diploma, Commercial Art

Basketball Team, Won Art and Drafting Awards

Activities and Societies: Basketball Team

Michelle Gordon's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Reading, Travel, Chess, Paduk, Go, Martial Arts, Music, Photography and Coin Collecting.

Groups and Associations:

Sue Duncan Children's' Center, Taekwondo 2 XCELL, K.S. Lee's Best Martial Arts Academy' USA Taekwondo, World Taekwondo Federation, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzF1hp92vWE

Honors and Awards:

Most Caring Coach Award – USA Weekend Magazine - Arlington, VA, 1997

Most Caring Coach Award – Herald-Sun Newspaper - Durham, NC, 1997

Most Caring Instructor Award – Best Martial Arts - Cary, NC, 1997-2006

Presidential Diploma – World Tae kwon Do Federation - Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1998-2001

Tae Kwon Do Training Certificate – The World Tae Kwon Do Academy - Seoul, South Korea, 1998-1999

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