Meet Wesley Hall
Owner at Kicking Tigers Tae Kwon Do in Omaha, NE
7th Degree Black Belt

Master Hall started studying Judo in 1972 with Dr. Delo Lee. Dr Lee was, and is still, a great Martial Artist. Master Hall studied with Dr. Lee for about 6 years, earning his 1st Brown belt (that's the highest Brown belt).

In 1976, Master Hall began studying Tae Kwon Do with Master Haeng Lee. Master Lee was also a great Martial Artist. Master Hall studied at the then ATA headquarters for a little over a year, earning his Red belt. Master Hall joined the USMC in 1977, where he received hand-to-hand combat instructor training. Master Hall began training with Suk Ki Shin in 1981, where Master Hall was promoted to 1st degree Black belt.

In 1983, Master Mark Karasek (then a 3rd degree Black belt) and Master Hall opened up a Shins Tae Kwon Do in Twentynine Palms, CA. Master Karasek and Master Hall taught there for several years, and it was during this time that Master Hall earned his 2nd degree Black belt. Later, Master Karasek and Master Hall taught at Tae Ryong Tae Kwon Do, where Master Hall earned his 3rd degree Black belt and Master Karasek was promoted to 4th degree Black belt.

In 1994 Master Karasek started teaching at Pipal Park Community Center in Omaha, NE, and Master Hall joined him in 1995. In 1996 Master Hall started teaching at Christie Heights in Omaha. After 13 years in December of 2009, Christie heights closed it's doors to Taekwondo, the offical statement was they could make more money from beer gardens. In 1997 Master Hall was promoted to 4th degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and in 1998 Master Hall started teaching at Mockingbird Community Center in Omaha.

As of February 2013 he still teaches at Mockingbird, but he usually only teaches Black belts at this location. A second class at Mockingbird is for junior ranks.

In September of 2002 Master Hall began to teach at Kicking Tigers USA Tae Kwon Do (4834 South 97th Street in Omaha Nebraska) and at Kids Body Shop. in Papillion.Nebraska. As of this date he still teaches there.

Also in 2002 Master Hall was awarded his 1st degree Black Belt in Judo!

In February of 2003 Master Hall was promoted to 5th degree by HJ Kim from USA Tae Kwon Do of Kansas. In 2004 Master Hall started teaching at Florence Community Center in Omaha. Florence Taekwondo closed in December 2010.

In Febuary 2008 Master Hall received his 6th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo!

In October 2008 Master Hall opened another club at 5322 North 52nd Street, the North Omaha Boys and Girls club! In April 2011 North Omaha Boys and Girls club stopped having Taekwondo. In January 2012 Master Hall and his team of Black belts opened another full time school location at 11810 S 25th Street in Bellevue Nebraska.

March 15th 2012 Master Hall was promoted to 7th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo. This was unexpected, Master Hall had meerly wanted higher Dan ranks to observe his skills and give him suggestions on improvement.

In May 2012 Master Hall and his team of Black belts began teaching at the KROC Center at 2825 Y Street in Omaha Nebraska.

In the fall of 2012 The Learning Center moved to South West Church of Christ at 2600 S 124th Street. Master Hall is still the main teacher for Taekwondo at the Learning center. Master Hall still teaches at Mockingbird, Southwest Church of Christ "The Learning Center", Camelot, Kicking Tigers in Bellevue, The KROC Center, USA Taekwondo, and the Kids Body Shop.

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