Core Strength Team


Family Owned & Operated

 Core Strength Martial Arts prides itself on being a family owned and operated Taekwondo training facility.  What does that mean for your student?  It means only the BEST training and expertise.  All of our Instructors have been trained from White Belt under the same roof.  We don't bring in Instructors from other Academies.  All of the Black Belt Instructors at CSMA have been Black Belts for at least 3 years, and have also had to attend and graduate from a 6 month Instructor Training Program.  That translates to an expertise and teaching quality unlike any other!  Experience the difference!


Master Michael C. Wykoff

Master Michael C. Wykoff holds a 5th Degree Master Black Belt in  WTF Taekwondo as well as a 4th Degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwondo.   Michael believes that the best way to teach martial arts is to create an  atmosphere of trust and compassion, while also fostering discipline and  a strong skill set in his students.  Michael has been a martial arts  practitioner for 27 years and is one of the youngest Masters in  Arizona.  Master Wykoff was Named 1 of the top 5 instructors in Arizona  by Expertise Magazine for 2017 & 2018 


Instructor Team (Left to Right)

Ms. Karina Higginson (2nd Degree)

Mr. Kristopher Lee (2nd Degree)

Mr. Zachary Peel (2nd Degree)

Ms. Isabelle Schember (2nd Degree)

Mr. Landon Williams (2nd Degree)

Ms. Simmona Ede (2nd Degree)

Ms. Savannah Hill (1st Degree)