Shorey's Taekwondo America
At Shorey’s Taekwondo America we are a family, and our school is bound to become our students’ second home. We are a judgment-free zone, where mistakes are viewed as growth opportunities and your instructors and fellow students are your #1 supporters. You’ll learn a lot of impressive skills and gain many new abilities at Shorey’s Taekwondo America, but the most important thing you’ll acquire during your time here? Our community.
Shorey's Taekwondo America
Here Shorey's Taekwondo America, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in martial arts and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
Owner and Head Instructor
Mr. Mike Shorey is married with 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. Mr. Mike Shorey studied childhood development and education while in college and he is currently a Manufacturing Engineer at Carnes Miller Gear in Locust, NC. He served our county for 6 years in the United States Air Force (USAF).
His first exposure to the combat arts was part of the USAF hand to hand combat training program. Mike became an instant fan. He received his first black belt in 1992 in an art form known as Poekoelan Tjumindie; an Indonesian form of Silat. In 2015 was certified as a C.O.B.R.A Self-Defense instructor. He has been with Lake Norman Taekwondo for over 8 years. Under the teachings of Grand Master Dang, an 8th degree Black Belt, Mike has risen to the rank of 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt and is certified as a Level 4 Instructor by Taekwondo America. Mr. Mike Shorey is a lifelong Martial Arts student!
Mr. Jacob Shorey was born, April 8, 2006. Throughout his life Jacob has participated in many sports, academic challenges, music and art, and started martial arts at age 6. Mr. Jacob Shorey started Taekwondo America in September 2012, at the age of 6, and over the years he has risen to the rank of a 3rd Degree Black Belt and is certified as a Level 3 Instructor. In 2015 Jacob was trained in C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense. Taekwondo has been the perfect vehicle for personal improvement in mind, body and spirit. Over the course of his training under the teachings of Grand Master Dang, an 8th Degree Black Belt, Jacob has become more confident and disciplined. Mr. Jacob Shorey feels it is an honor to be an instructor and enjoys being able to share with other what he has learned.
Shreya Kolhe has been doing Taekwondo since 2006 and has been an instructor since 2020. She is currently a 2nd Degree Senior Black Belt. She enjoys being an Instructor at LN Taekwondo as well Shorey’s Taekwondo America. In her free time she babysits for a lot of families in her neighborhood, she is very active in all things physical fitness and she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Not only is this a great school where the instructors truly care about helping the students grow, they are also highly involved in their national organization. If you aren't familiar with martial arts let me tell you that it is crucial to find a school that is part of a national organization. The quality and degree of professionalism it offers is unparalleled.
My both children like them. I recommend highly for any age. Every Saturday is family class to join your child.
Taekwondo America has provided martial artists with the best traditional training for 30 years. The Shorey family are terrific instructors who will help anyone improve their discipline and focus while learning in a fun, safe environment!
Best taekwondo place in town! Very recommended! My son ( 4 years old) loves going there. Thanks to amazing stuff and welcoming atmosphere
Knowing what these instructors have gone through to get to this position, you are going to get excellent instruction in a supportive environment. Taekwondo America is absolutely top notch when it comes to Martial Arts education.
Upstanding martial arts school that focuses not only on kicks and punches, but also the discipline and focus that comes with training. Highly recommend for kids and adults!
Top notch instruction. You can’t go wrong becoming a member with Mr. Shorey
The Shorey's are terrific instructors and this program is among the best in the area.
We have had such a great experience. Mr. Shorey so great and patient with the kids. Highly recommend.
Wonderful family atmosphere with a great program for kids and adults. Give them a try and see the difference martial arts can make for your whole family.