About American TKD Academy

Mark Williams

Mr. Williams has been studying the martial arts for more than 20 years. While still in high school he became an assistant instructor and earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in January of 1993 from BMI Karate in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Mr. Williams spent 5 years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. While serving in Okinawa, Japan he studied Okinawa Shorin-Ryu under Grand Master Fusei Kise. In 2000, after leaving the Navy, he returned to Maryland and BMI Karate to become the Chief Instructor, moving it forward to become the most successful martial arts academy in Gaithersburg & Germantown. Mr. Williams excels at teaching students to become leaders and not followers and to always do their very best, regardless of what they aspire to accomplish. He has extensive knowledge in reality based self defense and compliance & control self defense. He is also an expert in competition sparring with an emphasis on kicking technique.

Peter Spiropoulos

Mr. Spiropoulos began training in 1986 with the Gary Fookes Institute of Karate in Silver Spring, Maryland. By the age of 16 he became the youngest student in the academies 20 year history to earn his 1st Degree Black Belt, and he still holds that distinction today. In 1998 he joined the staff of BMI Karate as a senior instructor and helped develop a martial arts program second to none. Mr. Spiropoulos has worked tirelessly to become an instructor that inspires his students and is able to pull the best out of them. In the spring of 2003 he decided to step out on his own and opened American TKD Academy. In January of 2008 Mr. Spiropoulos and Mr. Williams became business partners to offer the best martial arts Gaithersburg has to offer.

Academy Info

American Tae Kwon Do Academy combines practical, effective self-defense techniques and functional fitness training with valuable life skills. Our martial arts programs - Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boot Camp are designed to help people in the Washington, DC, metro area lead healthier, safer, more productive lives.

How To Get Started

Come join our Gaithersburg, MD Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (301) 330-4004 if you have any further questions. American TKD Academy hopes to speak with you soon!

American TKD Academy • 58 Market St , Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (301) 330-4004

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