Black Belt Instructors

Black Belt Instructors


Theresa was given her black belt by Grand Master Kwon in 2011 and earned her 2nd Dan in 2017. She has been a student of Taekwon-Do since 2005 and is one of the main teachers at IBBCV. She is also adept at Judo. As a dedicated student of meditation for 20 years, she has studied various disciplines of yoga including Ashtanga, Hatha and Bikram. Theresa holds a BA degree in Government and Public Speaking from Longwood University and is a Certified Results Kinesiologist. An expert in nutrition, she has been labeled the “Nutrition Guru”and has lectured throughout the nation on the benefits of nutrition for children. She is also a founding member of Cville Movement For the People which is IBBCV’s Non-profit dedicated to offering martial arts to those in need regardless of ability to pay.


Susan Hughes was awarded her black belt in February 2017. Susan has a Masters degree in counseling and works with adults and children of all ages. In addition, to her Taekwon-Do practice, Susan is the founder of the Baby Girl Project, an organization that raises funds to build schools for children in Africa where no schooling exists. To date, the Baby Girl Project has built 40 schools. Susan’s work has been internationally recognized by organizations like Free the Children and others for her positive impact on the lives of children. Susan teaches meditation, yoga and holistic development and also co-founded Cville Movement For the people, a non-profit organization created to open martial arts to all in need.


Cindy was awarded her 1st and 2nd Dan Black belt from Master Kwon in 2003 and 2008. She has been a dedicated student of Taekwon-Do since 1998. Having received a BA in Philosophy from VCU and Masters in Reading Education from UVA, Cindy has spent 25 years working in public education as a teacher and curriculum specialist. With her experience as a school teacher, Cindy is adept in working with children of all ages and teaches both Youth and Adult classes at IBBCV. She is an enthusiastic martial artist who believes in the integration of the spiritual and physical aspects of Taekwon-Do through emphasis of the 5 tenets.