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4th Degree Black Belt Certified By World Taekwondo Federation
Started Taekwondo training at the age of 6.
10+ years of Taekwondo competition experience with numerous Grand Champion titles in Forms and Sparring
10+ years of Martial Arts teaching experience
Master Instructor / Owner
NEXTStep Martial Arts, LLC. is a premiere Martial Arts school located in Fairfield, PA.
The studio specializes in Taekwondo instruction. Even though the studio is at its BabyStep, the owner and head instructor Jay So has more than 10 years of experience in Taekwondo instruction.
As a Taekwondo practitioner, he was introduced to Taekwondo at the age of 6 in Korea. He has participated in many tournaments and won numerous awards and trophies including Grand Champion titles in both sparring and form divisions throughout the East Coast.
As an instructor, Mr. Jay has earned a reputation for quality instruction. His teaching methods are professionally systemized into the NEXTStep Martial Arts curriculum.
Over the years, Mr. Jay has taught thousands of students and helped many of them to reach their goals such as getting in shape, losing weight, gaining self-confidence, achieving blackbelts, etc. He has taught students aging from 3 to 70 years old. Mr. Jay also has experience working with special needs students including ADHD, ADD, Autism, and students with behavioral issues. This wide range of teaching experience has allowed him to create specialized curriculums to fit each student’s needs and goals.
NEXTStep Martial Arts’ goal is to introduce to EVERYONE what the True Martial Arts are and how people can benefit from them. The studio is not just for those who used to box, wrestle, or be in great shape. NEXTStep Martial Arts is for EVERYONE ages 3 and up.
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership
Teaching Experience: 30 years
Elementary school grades 1-5.
Taekwondo Black Belt Certified by World Taekwondo Federation
Chief Operating Officer
Level II Instructor – 1st Degree Black Belt Certified By World Taekwondo Federation
Started Taekwondo in November of 2008 and has over four years experience in the art.
Also has previous experience in Judo and self defense based martial arts.
General Manager – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Business Administration.
Over three years managing experience in previous employment and is currently employed by Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Level II Instructor
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