Meet the instructors of our Taekwondo school. Senior Instructor Master Jim Wilson and Master Bethany Wilson founded the school in 2006. Our staff has since grown quite a bit. We now have 5 main instructors, along with several other black belts who help out in class.
Senior Instructor Master Jim Wilson
Master Jim Wilson is the Regional Director for schools in Texas and Acuna, Mexico and currently holds the rank of 4th Dan. He has led trips to Zacatecus, Mexico and all along the Texas/Mexico Border. Including trips to the Dallas area, Colorado, Florida and Hong Kong. Master Wilson enjoys studying technique and helping his students learn practical applications of TKD. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Esperanza and holds a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry in World View and Cultural Engagement.
Master Bethany Wilson
Master Bethany is our highest ranking instructor. She began her TKD training in 2001 at Open Door TKD in Raleigh, NC. During a mission trip to Acuna, Mexico in 2004, she used her TKD skills at VBS and in a demonstration at the Presidential Plaza. She has been using those same skills around the country and even internationally in demonstrations and camps ever since. Master Bethany currently holds the rank of 5th Dan. She enjoys the study of Poomse (forms) the most. She loves to teach Mighty Kids and is currently overseeing our Mighty Kids Program. Master Bethany holds a BAM in Music Composition and teaches music lessons at Esperanza.
Instructor Sarah Pool
Miss Sarah has been practicing Tae Kwon Do for over 3 years now and currently holds the rank of 2nd Dan. She teaches beginners in both our Family and After-School programs, and is passionate about teaching young children. Miss Sarah particularly enjoys traveling around Texas with our TKD Demo Team helping to host Tae Kwon Do camps and perform in demonstrations. In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, archery, and horseback riding.