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Annette Dancel

Chief Instructor & Owner

Annette began training in the art of Tae Kwon Do at the age of 17, and later pursued her dreams by opening her own Tae Kwon Do Academy in 2008. She opened the academy for the sole purpose of serving anyone and everyone who is willing to better their lives through Martial Arts, with the mindset to constantly master their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. She promotes the “Yes I can! Yes I will!” attitude and implements this concept not only into the core values of Martial Arts, but in personal life skills as well, which she believes will assist in having one LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE!

Dancel’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do (DATKD) welcomes both children and adults, and finds pride in promoting family unification. DATKD’s core values include discipline, technique, self-defense, and character development in a fun and family-oriented atmosphere.

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Ma'am Mikayla

Instructor

Mikayla started training at Dancel’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do when she was 13 years old. Her leadership journey started six months later at orange belt. From there, she worked her way up to Instructor. Mikayla's favorite part about working with kids is watching them grow and bloom as martial artists.

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Ma'am Esmeralda

Instructor

Esmeralda started training at Dancel’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do at 12 years old. She also started diligently holding bags and targets as an orange belt and worked her way up DATKD’s leadership program to eventually become an Instructor. Esmeralda enjoys not only teaching martial arts, but learning from her students as well.

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