INSTRUCTORS

Our staff consists of experienced, highly-trained, professional Instructors who truly care about each and every student's development. Drop in for a visit, we'd love to meet you!

  • ZACHARY LEWIS, MASTER INSTRUCTOR

    • 5th Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
    • 1st Degree Black Belt, Tang Soo Do
    • Owner & Master Instructor, Sentinel Martial Arts
    • Over 23 years experience training in and teaching traditional martial arts, practical self defense and fitness to all ages and skill levels through classes, workshops, seminars and one-on-one training
    • Certified Personal Trainer - The Cooper Institute
    • Certified Kickboxing Instructor - National Association of Professional Martial Artists
    • Bully Proof Expert trained in Verbal Self Defense
    • Master Lewis' detailed, expert and tough yet sensitive guidance of children, teens and adults endears him to all who have the privilege to train under him.
  • HOPE SONG, INSTRUCTOR

    • 3rd Degree Black Belt
    • Over 15 years experience training in and teaching traditional martial arts, practical self defense and fitness to all ages and skill levels
    • Certified Personal Trainer - The Cooper Institute
    • Certified Group Exercise Instructor - AFAA
    • Certified Mat Pilates Instructor - AFAA
    • Bully Proof Expert trained in Verbal Self Defense
    • Ms. Song takes a special interest in Women's Self Defense, parlaying her life experiences and female perspective into empowering girls and women in our community to stay safe.
    • Ms. Song's passion for helping children grow into confident, skilled, principled young adults shines in her instruction of our Tiny Tigers and TKD Kids.
  • DERON KAWAMOTO, ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

    • 1st Degree Black Belt
    • Assistant Instructor, Sentinel Martial Arts
    • Over 10 years of experience training in and teaching Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Jiu Jitsu
    • B.A. in History, University of Texas at Austin
    • M.B.A. in Finance, Texas Christian University
    • Principal, Long March Capital
    • Former Intelligence Analyst, United States Army
    • Mr. Kawamoto's first love is history, his forte analysis of complex systems, both of which lend him a unique and valuable perspective as he imparts his martial arts wisdom to our students
  • LUKE SONG, STUDENT INSTRUCTOR

    • 2nd Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
    • 1st Degree Black Belt, Tang Soo Do
    • Over 12 years of experience training in and teaching traditional martial arts and practical self defense
    • Mr. Song's never-flagging enthusiasm for the martial arts combined with his youthfulness, high-energy personality and many years of practice add a special vigor to instruction at Sentinel Martial Arts.
  • Jose Herrera, Student instructor

    • 1st Degree Black Belt
    • Over 4 years of experience training in and teaching traditional martial arts and practical self defense
    • Candidate for B.S. Psychology/Biology, University of North Texas
    • The laser-focused dedication and positive attitude that Jose has put into his training since the first day he stepped foot into the Dojang has served him well as a martial artist and instructor, developing him into the top-notch leader, teacher, and role model that he is today.