7th Degree Black Belt
Sah Bom Nim
Master Eric Hill began his training in Kenpo when he was 14 years old. After serving his country for 6 years in the United States Army, he then studied Tae Kwon Do, Uechi Ryu, and Shaolin Kung Fu. He has been training in Tang Soo Do for over 30 years. Master Hill trained for 16 years under the direction of the late Grand Master Richard Byrne, President and founder of the American Tang Soo Do Association headquartered in Malden, Massachusetts.
Master Hill has competed in countless tournaments and has won numerous gold medals in individual sparring, team sparring, forms, and board breaking, as well as having won grand champion in sparring and team sparring numerous times. He is fortunate enough to have received hands-on training in self-defense, sparring, grappling and board breaking techniques from some of the biggest names in the martial arts, including Grand Master Richard Byrne, “Superfoot” Bill Wallace, Joe Lewis, Professor Dave Castoldi, Master Ken Herbert, and Master Penny Mitchell, one of the highest ranking female Tang Soo Do artists in the country.
Master Hill opened Central Florida Karate Academy in June 2008 after relocating to Florida from Boston, MA. His goal is to share his love of the art of Tang Soo Do with a new generation of students.
4th Degree Black Belt
Sah Bom Nim
Mr. Warner began training at Central FL Karate Academy in August 2008 and is currently a 4th degree black belt. In addition to countless demonstrations, he has competed in many tournaments and has won numerous gold medals in sparring, forms, weapons, and board breaking and also won Grand Champion in sparring.
3rd Degree Black Belt
Kyo Sah Nim
Mr. Castillo began his training in June 2014 a few months after his son started taking classes at CFKA. He enjoys teaching classes and has participated in numerous demonstrations.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Kyo Sah Nim
Mrs. Hill began her training in September 1998. She was privileged to have trained under the direction of the late Grand Master Richard Byrne, President and founder of the American Tang Soo Do Association headquartered in Malden, Massachusetts. She can mostly be found working behind the scenes handling the administrative duties for the school.