RITKD

INSTRUCTORS

 

Instructors (left to right):

Rati Patel

Mary Ellen Ballantyne

Keshav Patel

Jess Insler

Master Ro Insler

Sergey Grokhovetskiy

Nicholas Blount

Jason Rovetto

John Haley

Ori Shem-Tov

Alex Rodriguez

Chung Sah Nim Roseanne Insler (Master Ro) is the founder, Master and Chief Instructor of our school and holds a 6th Degree Master Black Belt, with over 28 years of training in the martial arts and with more than 24 years of teaching Taekwondo. As well as having earned numerous medals and trophies in regional and national Taekwondo and Karate competitions - including being nominated for and receiving the New Jersey Governor's Cup Award for Taekwondo, and qualifying for the 1996 Taekwondo Olympic trials, Master Ro was also a former Member and Inductee of the Garden State Games Karate Hall of Fame, and a Certified Karate Referee and Judge.

 

 

Sah Bom Nim Mary Ellen Ballantyne (pictured right) is a Senior Instructor with over 26 years of training in Taekwondo, and over 22 years as an Assistant Instructor at our Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced evening classes. Ms. Mary Ellen is also a Certified Official Karate Scorekeeper and Referee, and currently holds a Fourth Dan Black Belt. Ms. Mary Ellen was heralded by our students and senior instructors as the Best and Most Dedicated Instructor for the past 6 years, and now holds the title of Master Black Belt.

Kyo Sah Nim John Haley (pictured left) obtained his Second Dan Black Belt in December 2015 and is a Senior Instructor. Mr. John has been training with us for over 16 years and currently assists at our Intermediate and Advanced evening classes, and will soon be completing his training for Third Dan.

 

 

Kyo Sah Nim Jess Insler (pictured right) is a Black Belt Senior Instructor with over 26 years of experience in Taekwondo. Mr. Jess is an Instructor in our Beginner and Novice evening classes and is also our school's official sparring and self-defense coach. In addition, Mr. Jess is a Certified Karate Referee and Judge, as well as a former tournament Ring Coordinator. Mr. Jess currently holds a Second Degree Black Belt in Self-Defense and is training towards his Second Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Kyo Sah Nim Keshav Patel (pictured left) recently obtained his First Dan Black Belt after training with us for over 11 years. Mr. Keshav is an Assistant Instructor, and is currently assisting at our Beginner Tots evening classes. He is also a Head Counselor at our Summer Camp and Clinic, and is currently training for his Second Dan Black Belt.

 

 

Kyo Sah Nim Rati Patel (pictured right) obtained her Second Dan Black Belt after training with us for over 14 years. Ms. Rati is an Instructor, and is currently assisting at our Beginner Tots evening classes, and has also been a Head Counselor at our Summer Camp and Clinic. Ms. Rati is currently attending college at NJIT, but plans to continue attending classes and teaching as often as she can, during breaks and when her schedule allows it.

Sah Bom Nim Jason Rovetto (pictured left) is a Senior Instructor, training with our school for over 24 years. Mr. Jason currently holds a Fourth Dan Black Belt, and is now a Master Black Belt. In addition to teaching Taekwondo, Mr. Jason is also a NJ state-licensed Associate Counselor. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master's in mental health behavior, and is currently providing counseling services for children, teens and families. Master Jason was also instrumental in implementing a martial arts "therapy" program in the Stepping Forward Counseling Center of NJ. Master. Jason is currently on hiatus from teaching, and will hopefully be returning to Taekwondo in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary of Taekwondo Titles:

 

 

Chung Sah Nim Chief Instructor

Sah Bom Nim Master Instructor

Kyo Sah Nim Instructor

Suryun Saeng Nim Assistant Instructor

Sun Bae Nim Senior Student, Jr. Instructor

Hak Saeng Student