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Maggie Messina Martial Arts Instructor

Maggie Messina in Albertson - Taecole Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Maggie Messina

Master Instructor

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7th Dan Black Belt (KMK)

6th Dan black Belt (ITF)

Black Belts Shotokan karate


  • 2017 Awarded Woman of Distinction 2017 
  • 2017/2016 Voted Best Martial Arts Business (Long Island NY) 
  • 2017 TKD Director Hampton Elementary TKD (Mineola NY)
  • 2017 TKD Director Jackson Elementary TKD (New Hyde Park NY)
  • 2016 Currently building Swerve Inc. A Nonprofit Org that will help others change direction (In Progress).
  • 2015 NASKA World Champion Women's light weight BB fighting
  • 2015 NASKA World Champion in BB Tradition and Creative Forms
  • 2015 Team USA GOLD Medalist  (Traditional Forms)
  • 2015 WKC USA Team (Ranked #1 Traditional Forms)
  • 2014 Twin Towers Hall of Fame 
  • 2014 ISKA Forms Champion 
  • 2014 NASKA World Champion Women's Forms
  • Director/Promotor LWO Martial Arts tournament (In it's 5th year running strong) 
  • 2014-Our LIWO is the Northeast Regional Championship for the World Cut Martial Arts Organization
  • 2014-Director of Temple Sinai Nursery School Martial Arts program
  • 2013-Master Instructor of the Buckley Day School After School Martial Arts Program
  • Earned her 7th Dan under GGM S.C. Kang & GM H Kang (Kuk Mu Kwan Kang System)
  • 2012 Hosted her first tournament (Long Island Martial Arts Winter Open)
  • Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Published her (memoir) book, making Maggie "Little Miss Tri-County"
  • 2011 Personal Fitness Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America
  • 2011 Earned CDA National Credentials
  • 2011 Awarded 6th Dan Black Belt by the ITF (A-6-95)
  • 2011 BBB A+ Accredited since 2006
  • 2011 ITF Certified
  • 2010 Hall of Fame Golden Warrior Lifetime Achievement Award
  • TKD Times School of the Month (March 2010)
  • NYS 2009 Champion in Womans Black Belt Fighting
  • 2008 Womans Grand World Champion in Fighting (WCMAO)
  • Master Instructor of the Beth Shalom Early Childhood Programs (East Hills, NY)
  • Master Instructor of the JCC of East Hill Martial Arts Programs
  • 2007 New York / New Jersey U-ITF Regional Director
  • Master Instructor of the Herricks Junior / High Schools Community Center Martial Arts Program
  • Certified International (#A-17-Class A) Instructor
  • Master Instructor of the Shelter Rock Early Childhood Programs
  • 2006 World Champion Forms & Sparring (WCMAO)
  • 2004-2006 New York State Champion for Forms (Open & Traditional) & Fighting
  • Awarded Instructor of the Year 2004 (Buzz Martial Arts, LLC)
  • Best Adult Black Belt of the Year 2001 *2003 (WCMAO)
  • Master Instructor of the JCC/Searingtown After School Tae Kwon Do Program
  • Founder/President at TaeCole Tae Kwon Do & Fitness, Albertson, New York
  • World Champion Korean Traditional Forms / Fighting / Breaking (2000*2004)
  • Director of TaeCole Tae Kwon Do & Fitness House Call Network
  • Earned 5th Dan / Chief Instructor Status Under Grand Master Hwang 9th Degree Black Belt 9U-ITF)
  • KATU-ITF U-ITF Certified
  • Founder/President of TaeCole Tae Kwon Do NYC Kids
  • Earned 1st and 3rd Dan Black Belt under Grand Master Suh Chong / GM Tae Sun Kang
  • Lennox Hill Fitness NYC Group/Solo Fitness Instructor
  • Head Coach of International Martial Arts Team
  • American Black Belt Certified
  • More than 20 year experience in teaching all aspects of Martial Arts
  • Volunteer for Girls, Inc.
  • Teach Self Defense / Fitness Awareness to NYC Youth Organizations
  • Has trained world / National Champions in Forms / Fighting / Breaking & Self Defense
  • CPR Certified / Certified Life Guard
  • 15 Years Medical Experience with Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital
  • Nickname: "M2"
  • Height: 5'4
  • Hometown: Albertson

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