Master Jorgensen

Chief Master Nominee Jorgensen – Senior Instructor

Daniel Jorgensen is an 8th-degree black belt and certified instructor with the American Taekwondo Association and has been practicing martial arts since 1981 and certified in 1987. As part of the National Protech Instructor, Staff Master Jorgensen taught single Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchuck) to Instructors throughout the United States. While participating in the tournament circuit, he has earned 6 World Champion Titles, is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is certified in numerous other curriculums provided through ATA.
Mr Lee

Mr. Lee – 4th Degree Black Belt, Owner, Instructor

Michael Lee, a native Topekan, is a 4th degree black belt and certified instructor with the American Taekwondo Association, has been practicing martial arts for over 25 years, and holds two different black belts in multiple Taekwondo styles. Growing up, Mr. Lee attended Shawnee Heights and Washburn University and in 2010, opened Topeka ATA Martial Arts.
He is active in the tournament circuit, holding 5 World Champion titles, and encourages all his students to compete on the National and World level. He also holds a blue belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Marc Monaco.

Miss Livengood – 3rd Degree Black Belt, Instructor

Adriana Livengood is a 3rd degree black belt and certified instructor with the American Taekwondo Association and has been practicing since 2009. She went to Washburn Rural High School and continued her education at Washburn University. Throughout her high school and college career, she was the feature twirler to her school marching bands.
Miss Livengood is the lead instructor for the Topeka ATA Demo Team and an active instructor for XMA and tumbling. She has competed in XMA at the world level and advocates for women and girls to empower themselves and join martial arts not only for self-defense but for self-confidence!
Mr Baquero

Mr. Baquero – 2nd Degree Black Belt, Program Director, Instructor

Ray Baquero is a 2nd degree black belt and certified instructor with the American Taekwondo Association and has been practicing martial arts since 1991 in multiple styles. In 1998, Mr. Baquero joined the army and due to the increase of deployment, was forced to take a break. He joined ATA in 2014 where he worked his way back up to earn his 2nd, 1st Degree Black belt. Mr. Baquero is active in the tournament circuit and holds 3 State Champion Titles and 2 District Titles. He encourages everyone to participate in tournaments.