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L.C. Collins, Jr., Founder/Chief Instructor

L.C. Collins, Jr., Founder/Chief Instructor of the East Tennessee School of Taekwondo/Karate, started Karate in 1966 at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio under T/Sgt. Dubuque, an Oakinawan stylist. While stationed in Ohio, Alaska, and Sumter, South Carolina, he was fortunate to train in different systems of the Martial Arts. Over the years he has trained in Jujitsu, Judo, Boxing, Hapkido, Karate, and Taekwondo.

On May 7, 1994, Mr Collins was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his dedication and training in Martial Arts. In May, 1995, Mr. Collins was asked to be on the Executive Board of Directors of the W.M.A.H.O.F. by President/Founder Professor E.A. Moore, to be the Tennessee Representative. Upon accepting this position, he was reviewed for rank promotion. He was awarded the title of Professor of Martial Arts and the rank of "KUDAN", 9th Degree Black Belt under the International Shorinji Ryu Kempo Combined Headquarters. Mr. Collins also holds a 5th degree Black Belt under the Universal Taekwondo Association.

On June 26, 2004, Professor Collins was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame as "Grandmaster of the Year" in Kempo Karate.

Professor Collins has been teaching Taekwond/Karate in Kingsport since March 1969, and continues to workout and teach today. Lord willing, he personally oversees every class.

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The Bed of Nails

 

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L.C. Collins Jr.

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World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, World Certified Instructor - 1994

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Inducted World Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2nd time - 1996

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Breaking Five 2" Blocks


East Tennessee School of Taekwondo Karate
1916 Bloomingdale Rd. Kingsport, TN 37660 423-288-4461