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Master Stevens is the owner and Chief of Instruction at the Stevens Family Taekwondo located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee .  He began training Taekwondo in the late 1970’s under the instruction of a family member Mr. Robert Morris. In 1980, his training continued under Morris’ instructor Master Shin Young Kong. In 1987 Master Stevens met Grandmaster Robert Hardin and subsequently decided to join his organization, Mid-American Tae Kwon Do Centers (MATC), now known as Choong Sil TaeKwonDo Federation (CTF).  He spent the next several years training with one of Grandmaster Hardin’s students, Master Brad Whitlow. In 1995 Master Stevens established his own school in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,  Stevens Family TaeKwonDo. 

            In June 2018, Master Stevens tested for and received his 8th Dan (degree) and Sr. Master certification from Grandmaster Robert Hardin and the CTF.  He also holds 7th Dan certification with the World Taekwondo Alliance (WTA) as well as  7th Dan with the Korean Moo Duk Kwan.  He competed both nationally and internationally for many years throughout his long career in the art, and now takes joy in the many great competitors that train at his school.  Master Stevens has had many of his black belts earn national championships, and several of his students have gone on to open their own schools.  Master Stevens now serves as the CTF International team coach which he has been doing for the past several years.   

            Master Stevens loves the fact that his school has become what it was named to be, a big family. He never tires of watching students go through the ranks of taekwondo and seeing the effect that it has on their lives. “These students are more than just students, they are family.”  His goal is to continue to teach traditional Taekwondo in a strong and loving way for as long as the good Lord will allow him to.

Organizations and Activities

• President of Rape Recovery and Awareness Center  (2005-2006);
  Board member (2004-2006)

• Graduate of Leadership Rutherford (Class of 2005)

• Board member Rutherford County Domestic Violence Center (2006)

• Member of Rutherford County Health and Wellness Committee (2004-2010)

• Chairman: Rutherford County Health and Wellness Committee (2008-2009)

• President of Leadership Rutherford (2007-2008)

• Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce board member (2007-2008)

• Member: Government Affair Counsel (2008-2009)

• Jazz Fest committee member (2004-2009)

• Pearl Ball committee member (2005-2008)

* Coach for the CTF International Team (2013-Present) 

• Advisor and motivational speaker for the Youth Ranch (a court ordered program for high-risk teenagers that have been taken from their homes)

• Owner/Chief instructor - Stevens Family TaeKwonDo LLC

* Owner/Chief Instructor - Stevens Family KRAV MAGA

* Owner/CEO - Stevens Property Management LLC

* Owner/Instructor - Stevens Training Solutions

• Started the Rape Awareness Self-defense and Rape Aftermath Program(1997) (taught to freshman and sophomore girls each year in most of the Rutherford County High Schools)

Extracurricular Activities and Special Honors:

• Member of the United States TaeKwonDo team (Moscow, Russia) (1993)

• CTF Outstanding Instructor (1995)

• CTF Martial Arts Club of the Year (2000)

• CTF Senior Service award (2001)

• CTF Outstanding Leadership Award (2002)

• CTF Master of Ceremonies (2003-Present)

• CTF Outstanding Service Award (2004)

• CTF Instructor of the Year (2004, 2008, 2017)

* CTF Coach of the Year (2013, 2015)

* CTF School of the Year (2016)

Additional Education/Training

• CPR instructor (American Heart Association)

• First Aid Instructor (Red Cross)

• AED Instructor (American Heart Association)

• Blood Borne Pathogens Instructor

• PPCT (Pressure Point and Contact Tactics) Certified Instructor

• Counter Control Measures Instructor

• ASP Baton Instructor

• Chemical Weapons Specialist

• Assault Shotgun Certified Instructor (Less Lethal)

• Over 30 hours of Management courses through the US Department of Justice

• MTSU 36 hours credit toward Criminal Justice Degree (life long studies plan)