Our Instructors

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Jason Bonilla

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Jason Bonilla

Master Jason Bonilla is the Head Instructor and Owner of East Coast Karate. He has achieved the rank of 4th Dan and won numerous awards in tournaments and competitions. Jason was selected for the 2006 IMA Team USA in sparring and forms to compete in the 2006 IMA Championships. With over 27 years of martial arts training and 17 years of experience instructing students, Jason is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Tang Soo Do with others.

Andrea Barnes

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Andrea Barnes

Andrea Barnes is an Sr. Instructor and Demo Team Coordinator. She has been training since the school first opened in May 2014. Andrea achieved the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt under Master Jason Bonilla in June 2019. Andrea has competed in many tournaments, earning awards in sparring, weapons, and forms. Andrea's greatest achievement is winning Grand Champion in Black belt Women's Sparring at the Battle of Murder Creek 2020. Andrea is dedicated to preparing students for their own Black Belt tests and encouraging students to represent the school with honor and integrity.

Christopher Hardy

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Christopher Hardy

Chris is an Assistant instructor and teaches our Hyper Pro Fight Club program. He has been training with our school since July of 2018 and Chris is set to test for his 1st Dan Black Belt in June 2021. Chris is enjoys doing martial arts with his son, James, and has competed in many competitions earning awards in sparring and forms. Chris is dedicated to preparing students for their own Black Belt Tests and encouraging students to represent the school with honor and integrity.