Master Ketcham


Master Jacob Ketcham

Title: Master Instructor


  • 4th Degree in Tae Kwon Do
  • 1st Degree in Hap Ki Do
  • 1st Degree in Gum Do

Jacob Ketcham has lived all of his life in Georgia. Having only moved once, Jacob was able to grow up in the area and take on an active lifestyle. At the age of six Jacob started playing baseball and began his Tae Kwon Do training. Tae Kwon Do quickly became more than just an activity to Jacob, it became a lifestyle. While being a member of Dae Han Martial Arts and a student of Master Seo’s for 13 years, Jacob has earned his current rank of Master (4th degree black belt), in Tae Kwon Do. In addition to being extremely focused on his Tae Kwon Do training, Jacob is currently training with diligence and eagerness in Hap Ki Do and Gum Do having received a black belt in each.

In addition to Jacob’s general Tae Kwon Do training, he has also been a member of the Eagle hunt sparring team here at Dae Han for the past 7 years. Jacob enjoys the mental concentration and physical fitness it takes to be a fighter. Jacob is a member of the Amateur Athletes Union. He is very experienced in intense situations and enjoys being able to use his skills to participate in sparring on the weekends. Although Jacob enjoys fighting on the weekends, he is very laid back and passive outside of the Dojang. Other hobbies of Jacob’s include drawing as well as collecting military memorabilia and researching the history behind each piece.

During his 13 years at Dae Han Martial Arts, Jacob has flourished under the instruction of Master Seo as well as Master Mattern, Master Esser, and Master Colapinto. He has become a very determine minded individual and has learned the proper attitude and techniques it takes to train a young martial artist. He enjoys being able to share his knowledge and skills with others while continuing to develop his, and has become a great role model for our young students. Jacob plans to continue his martial arts training as it is his goal to become a full time martial arts instructor and eventually open another branch of Dae Han Martial Arts.