About Our School

Black Belt Instructors

Black Belt Instructors

THERESA ALFORD 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...

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Mission

Mission

The International Black Belt Center has been operating in Charlottesville since 1992, we have an enduring reputation for quality. We Teach: The original, highly aerobic, non-contact style of traditional taekwon-do. A philosophy of non-aggression, courtesy, humility, self-control, and of course, physical self defense techniques. We Provide: A non-competitive environment emphasizing individual improvement. Personalized service in a friendly, supportive environment. Our school leader and a staff of experienced black belt instructors. A full schedule of adult classes throughout the day and evening to accommodate most work schedules. A customized fully-equipped facility including a training room, showers, and a viewing lobby. We Offer: Youth / Adult programs 2...

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School Leader

School Leader

School Leader   John J. Oliver is the school leader of the International Black Belt Center of Virginia. He has practiced traditional martial art since the age of 11 and earned his black belt from Grandmaster Kwon. In Charlottesville and Richmond he owns the Aquarian Bookshops. John is also the star of the Court TV Show, “Haunting Evidence” and the Nippon Network Japanese TV Show, “FBI Psychic Investigator.”        ...

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board consists of dedicated students and teachers of both adult and youth classes. If you have any questions please feel free to Email Us or call (434) 973-8885.               THERESA Theresa Alford was given her black belt by Grand Master Kwon in April, 2011. She has been a student of TaeKwon Do since 2005 and is one of the main teachers at IBBCV. She is also adept at other martial arts such as Judo. She has been a dedicated student of meditation for 20 years has studied various disciplines of yoga including Ashtanga, Hatha and Bikram Yoga. 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...

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Facility

Facility

The IBBCV Facility Includes: A Viewing lobby with windows into the training room and television Plenty of seating for watching classes or doing work while children or other family members take class Toy box for little ones to use in the main lobby IBBCV has separate dressing and shower rooms for Men and Women There is a private Stretching area for use before and after class    ...

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