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.
SENSEI TIM HOOVER
Owner, Founder, and Creator of Kwon Ryu Fu Chi Do
Sensei Hoover has been training in the martial arts for over four decades. He opened his first martial arts dojo in 1981. He holds the rank of 7th Degree black belt, and 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 the Adult Curriculum at both HKA locations and continues to play an active role in the progression of all students as they advance through their curriculum. He shares his years teaching and training in the martial arts, along with wisdom obtained through real-life experiences, on Attack Life, Not Others — the show that is growing an audience all over the world on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and elsewhere. Martial arts principles are the foundation for discussion — but the concepts can be appreciated by anyone, whether they are interested in the martial arts or not. They can be applied to everyday life — in order to live a better life.
SENSEI STEVE TUROSCY, JR
Sensei Steve is a 7th Degree black belt and has been training directly under Sensei Hoover for over 30 years. He currently teaches Adult Classes at HKA North in Whitehall — the same dojo where he initially began training with his son in 1987.
SENSEI STEVE TUROSCY, III
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 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 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 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 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 Colin is a 3rd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for approximately 14 years. He 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 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 the HKA West location first 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 Alex is a 2nd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for approximately 7 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 is a 2nd Degree black belt and has been training at Hoover Karate Academy for approximately 7 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 is a 2nd Degree black belt who has been training in the martial arts for approximately 10 years. She 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.
SENSEI FRANK GRIGOLI
Sensei Frank began training at HKA over 30 years ago and is a 3rd Degree black belt. He has extensive experience with ground fighting — as he trained many years at Renzo Gracie BJJ academies both in NYC and PA. He has instructed hundreds of students in cardio-kickboxing and used to own and operate his own martial arts academy in Emmaus overseen by Sensei Hoover and affiliated with Hoover Karate Academy. Currently Sensei Frank teaches special seminars in the Adult Curriculum.
SENSEI STEVE MITTMAN
Sensei Steve began training at HKA over 30 years ago and is a 3rd Degree black belt. “I would not be who or what I am today if not for training under Sensei Hoover.” Steve has extensive experience with stand-up fighting — particularly boxing — as he has trained with several champions, and has even worked for two legendary Heavyweight Champions — Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson. He has helped train amateur and professional boxers, and ran an intensive kickboxing program for 10 years. At HKA West he currently instructs the Combat Chaos™ self-protection/self-defense combatives system he has developed, and every so often teaches classes in the Adult Curriculum. Along with Sensei Hoover, Steve co-hosts the show Attack Life, Not Others — available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and elsewhere.