Master Jacob Ketcham
Title: Master Instructor
- 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
- 2nd Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do
- 2nd Degree Black Belt in Gum Do
- Kukkiwon Certified Master Instructor
Master Jacob Ketcham has lived all of his life in Georgia. Having only moved once, Master Jacob was able to grow up in the area and take on an active lifestyle. At the age of five he started playing baseball and began his TaeKwonDo training. TaeKwonDo quickly became more than just an activity to Master Jacob, it became a lifestyle. While being a member of Dae Han Martial Arts and a student of Master Seo’s for 15 years, he has earned his current rank of Master (4th degree black belt), in TaeKwonDo. In addition to being extremely focused on his TaeKwonDo training, Master Jacob is currently training with diligence and eagerness in HapKiDo and HaiDong GumDo having received a black belt in each.
In addition to Master Jacob’s general TaeKwonDo training, he has also been a member of the Eagle Hunt sparring team for 9 years. He is the instructor of the Sparring Team and the Forms Team. Master Jacob enjoys the mental concentration and physical fitness it takes to be a competitor. He is very experienced in intense situations and enjoys being able to use his skills to participate in sparring on the weekends. Although Master Jacob enjoys fighting on the weekends, he is very laid back and passive outside of the Dojang. Other hobbies of his include drawing as well as collecting military memorabilia and researching the history behind each piece.
During his 15 years at Dae Han Martial Arts, Master 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 students of all ages, making them into martial artists. He enjoys being able to share his knowledge and skills with others while continuing to develop his, and always strives to become a great role model for our young students. Master 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.