Don Drumm, Martial Arts Instructor

Newtown Karate Academy

Don Drumm

Korean Karate Master –Tactical Self Defense Founder

7th Dan Senior Master Instructor

  • Over 45 years experience in the Martial Arts – Tang Soo Do Korean Karate, Hapkido, Jiu-Jitsu, Tactical Self Defense
  • Personal student of Supreme Grandmaster Jae C. Shin (Chuck Norris's instructor) and two other Korean Grandmaster
  • One of the founding Charter member of the World Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate) Association - Largest Tang Soo Do Association in the world
  • Has owned and operated 12 martial arts schools where he has promoted over 700 black belts
  • Co-founder and National Director of the Karate Institute of America (martial arts sanctioning and testing)
  • In 1991 he was named one of the top 40 instructor in the US by the Martial Art Foundation
  • Recognized by Chuck Norris for supporting "Kick Drug Out of America Foundation"
  • Director of the Eastern State Karate Championships –one of the largest martial arts tournaments in the country
  • In 2015 he was inducted into the Korean Martial Arts Hall of Fame for being at the forefront of Kids Karate.
  • He pioneered a children's curriculum in the 1980's that instituted the use of child psychology to adapt the training to fit kids ages 4-12. Helping parents and kids to better understand the benefits of martial arts
  • Conducted tactical self defense and anti rape seminars over the last 35 years as well as teaching women's self defense courses in a Philadelphia college.
  • US Marine Corps hand to hand combat and Jiu-Jitsu
  • Trained various police forces, DEA agents , security professionals
  • Director of the USA Tactical Response Academy –Professional security training, Air Marshal training, and Police tactical training in response to 9/11
  • Knife defense and Pressure point expert
  • He has mentored many school owners and instructors over the last 40 years
  • Today Grandmaster Drumm owes and teaches at Newtown Karate Academy where he continues building the self esteem and confidence of children , teens and adults


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