All Instructors at Hoover Karate Academy have obtained their black belt in the style of Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do and have been selected as instructors by Sensei Hoover directly. Each member of our team has a unique and effective teaching method, which they utilize to teach students in a variety of curriculums.
Sensei Tim Hoover Owner & Founder, and Creator of the Unique Style of Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do
Sensei Hoover has been training in the martial arts for over four decades, and opened his first martial arts dojo in 1981. He currently holds the rank of 7th Degree black belt, and he is the sole creator of our unique style of Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do, a reality-based system that focuses on the practical knowledge and application of the martial arts. Sensei Hoover teaches Adult Classes at both locations, and he continues to play an active role in the progression of all students as they advance through curriculum.
Sensei Steve Turoscy, Jr. Instructor
Sensei Steve is a 7th Degree black belt and has been training directly under Sensei Hoover for nearly 30 years. Sensei Steve currently teaches Adult Classes at HKA North, at the same dojo where he initially began training with his son in 1987.
Sensei Steve Turoscy, III Instructor
Sensei Steve, III is a 7th Degree black belt and began his training at HKA when he was seven years old. He was the first child to earn a black belt at Hoover Karate Academy. He currently teaches Adult Classes at HKA West.
Sensei Philip Instructor
Sensei Philip was recently promoted to the rank of 7th Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for over 20 years. He currently teaches Adult Classes at HKA West.
Sensei Dave Instructor
Sensei Dave is a 4th Degree black belt and has been training at HKA for 13 years. He currently teaches Kids, Junior I, and Junior II students, where he is continuously inspired and motivated by student growth and progression.
Sensei Bausch Instructor
Sensei Rich Bausch is a 3rd Degree black belt who has been part of the HKA community for over 25 years. He currently teaches Junior II and Adult Classes at the HKA North location.
Sensei Darla Instructor
Sensei Darla is a 3rd Degree black belt with nearly 20 years of martial arts experience, holding the rank of black belt in two different styles. She currently teaches a variety of age groups and levels, including Pre-K, Kids, Junior I and Junior II classes at both HKA locations. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Kids Curriculum at Hoover Karate Academy. As a longtime teacher and mentor to primarily younger students, she is motivated and inspired to keep our children safe.
Sensei Colin Instructor
Sensei Colin is a 3rd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for approximately 14 years, and currently teaches Kids, Junior I, and
Junior II students at HKA West. As a former teacher, Sensei Colin enjoys motivating children and adolescents throughout their formative years.
Sensei Marc Instructor
Sensei Marc is a 3rd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for approximately 13 years. He was one of the original members of the Adult Class when HKA West opened its doors in 2004. He currently teaches Adult Classes at HKA West and assists with Junior I and Junior II class instruction at HKA North. As a martial arts instructor, Sensei Marc is motivated by the steady growth and determination of dedicated students as they improve in mind, body, and spirit. “The martial arts embodies all aspects of our lives every day. Their growth and advancement is my growth!”
Sensei Bob Instructor
Sensei Bob is a 2nd Degree black belt and has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years. He began teaching the Traditional Adult class at its inception nearly 10 years ago, and continues to teach same class – still attended by most of its original members – today.
Sensei Alex Instructor
Sensei Alex is a 2nd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for 5 years. He currently teaches Kids Advanced, Junior I, and Junior II students at the West location. Additionally, he is the Customer Service Manager and “face” of HKA. Sensei Alex was initially inspired and remains motivated by the sense of community and family that exists at Hoover Karate Academy.
Sensei Troy Instructor
Sensei Troy is a 2nd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for 4 years. He currently teaches classes in the Kids, Junior I, Junior II, and Adult curriculums at both locations. “Structure, camaraderie, philosophy, and positive influence are things everyone should have in their life. I have found all these things at HKA”.
Sensei Miriam Instructor
Sensei Miriam is a 2nd Degree black belt who has been training in the martial arts for approximately 10 years. Sensei Miriam continues to train in the Adult Class, and also teaches “specialty” classes at HKA. She is also the Accounts Manager for Hoover Karate Academy. Sensei Miriam is motivated by the self-betterment that comes as a result of self confidence and self defense that is gained through the martial arts.