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David Alvas

About USK Karate Academy in Coral Springs, FL

Meet David Alvas

Owner and Chief Instructor at
USK Karate Academy in Coral Springs
5th Dan

David Alvas began training in martial arts when he was four years old.

He knew at a very young age that he wanted to do martial arts for the rest of his life; he wanted his own martial arts school to serve others.

He received his Cho Dan, 1st degree midnight blue belt, at the age of thirteen, when he began assisting in classes. Two years later he received his Ee Dan, second degree. His dedication to the art led him to become a professional full-time instructor and manager for Master Arthur Pryor in late 2003, one year after he received his Sam Dan, third degree.

Because of his dedication to the growth of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan in South Florida, the Grand Master, H.C. Hwang, recognized his achievements with a National award at the 2006 National Championships in San Diego, California. He tested and passed for the rank of 4th Dan (Master) in January 2007, and the rank of 5th Dan in January 2012. He also tested for Sa Bom Nim, Master Instructor Certification, in 2010. Alvas Sa Bom Nim was also a Certified Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach.

David & Jillian Alvas Sa Bom Nim run USK Karate Academy together to better promote a family environment for their students and their son. Alvas Sa Bom Nim is also very involved in charity work. He is the current President of the Sidekick Foundation, which provides scholarships to underprivileged children and families who cannot afford martial arts classes across the country.

He is in charge of a large charity event held in December every year called the Midnight Blue Bash. This event is very special to Alvas Sa Bom Nim. Each year USK Karate Academy raises over $15,000 for the Sidekick Foundation. Alvas Sa Bom Nim is a family man, choosing to raise his son in the city in which he works. Each student has a special place in his heart. His main goal is to help them not only be the best martial artist they can be, but also best person they can be.

Jillian Alvas has been training in Tang Soo Do since she was 11 years old.

She received her Cho Dan, 1st degree midnight blue belt, in 1998, and started teaching martial arts as well. She received her Ee Dan, second degree, in 2000, and her Sam Dan, third degree, in 2003. She tested with her husband, David Alvas, and passed for the rank of 4th Dan (Master) in January 2007, and the rank of 5th Dan in January 2012.

She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in ESE (Exceptional Student Education). She was previously a special needs teacher at a Broward County Elementary School and is now the Director of our M.A.S.S.T.E.R. Program and the curriculum director for the school. David & Jillian Alvas Sa Bom Nim run USK Karate Academy together to better promote a family environment for their students and their son.

As a mother, Alvas Sa Bom Nim cares for her students as if they were her children. USK is her family, and she wants what is best for all of the students. She is very passionate about Tang Soo Do, and it shows through her teaching. Alvas Sa Bom Nim is a firm believer in helping kids connect and understand with themselves and their peers.

Her favorite part about her job is help kids to understand how to do things the correct way, regardless of how difficult it may be. If they are having a difficult time, she helps them to understand how to reach their goals in life and Tang Soo Do. The best part of that for her is to see them understand and become successful from their challenges. Tang Soo Do is the Art of Transformation and that is Alvas Sa Bom Nim's passion.

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