Master Instructor Andrew Gause has spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other martial arts and has attained a level of expertise to qualify him as a master instructor and also a mentor.
Through extensive education, training and testing, our staff takes pride in the responsibility of sharing their skill and passing it on to their students.
Andrew Gause Master Instructor And Owner
Master Andrew Gause has been training in the art of Taekwondo since 1989.
Master Andrew's greatest pride is in developing his students mentally, physically and emotionally so that they become successful not only at "kicking and punching" but successful in life as well.
He received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1992 and began instructing in 1994. Along the way to earning his 6th Degree Black Belt in 2013, he has won numerous Grand Championships, State tournaments and was also a Co-National Champion in 1997.
Master Andrew is a Kukkiwon Certified Master Instructor. In addition to training in Taekwondo, Master Andrew has earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo. He has experience in many other styles of martial arts such as Judo, Hapkido, Aikido, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, and Kobudo.
Andrew graduated with a BBA in Marketing from James Madison University. But what Andrew takes most pride in is his teaching.
"It's not what I have achieved, but what I can get my students to achieve that drives me. And to have such an impact on so many people in so many different ways is what makes this profession so worthwhile."
This philosophy definitely shows-- as Andrew Gause's Martial Arts received the Top 10 Martial Arts School Award from AMS (a martial arts consulting group) twice, has received the "Most Inspiring Instructor" award from EFC (a martial arts consulting group) in 2012 and is consistently ranked in the top 5% of martial art schools nationwide in regards to enrollment and retention.
Catherine Program Director and Manager
Catherine serves as our Program Director and runs our After School and Summer Camp programs for the Fairfax Station Dojang. In addition to this, she handles a lot of our graphic design work and holds the rank of Black Belt.
Jonathan Pozinsky Program Director and Manager
Jonathan is a highly motivated and energetic team member at Andrew Gause's Martial Arts and has many years of experience in the field of customer service and business operations. Jonathan serves as our Program Director and runs our After School and Summer Camp programs for the Ravensworth Dojang. In 2013, Jonathan received the outstanding Program Director award at the MPower Summit by Educational Funding company (only given to a few Program Directors throughout the country, we just happen to have two program directors that both received the award simultaneously).
Sotheary Sin Program Director/Instructor
Ms. Sotheary is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Sotheary serves in a variety of ways for Andrew Gause's Martial Arts including Program Director and Instructor for the Tigers Program. In 2013, Sotheary received the outstanding Program Director award at the MPower Summit by Educational Funding company (only given to a few Program Directors throughout the country, we just happen to have two program directors that both received the award simultaneously). Sotheary is the leader of our Demo (demonstration) team and also teaches Bo-Staff and Nun Chukkas for our Black Belt Training classes.
Tony Gause Instructor
Tony currently holds a 2nd Degree Black belt (Kukkiwon certified). Tony is very active in the competitive Taekwondo and has the goal to one day make the US National Team with an ultimate goal of being an Olympian. Tony currently trains with Peak Performance (a high level group which produces Olympic athletes and world class competitors). Once Tony’s competition days are finished he would like to own his own Taekwondo school.
Joshua Timity Instructor
Joshua started his martial arts training at a young age (off and on) and began training with Andrew Gause's Martial Arts in 2012.
With his hard work and dedication he has quickly climbed through the ranks. Joshua primarily leads classes at the Fairfax Station location.
Joshua is currently a Kukkiwon Certified 2nd Degree Black Belt. Joshua also trains with Peak Performance (a high level group which produces Olympic athletes and world class competitors) which is helping him develop his Taekwondo skills at a very high level. Joshua also trains in Judo to help him become a more well rounded martial artist.
Joshua has also been heavily involved in the Sparring (competition team) and serves as a coach . In addition to competing and striving to improve himself, Joshua gives more hands on training to the younger athletes who aspire to take their skills to the next level.
_Award-winning Taekwondo instruction proudly serving the Springfield, Annandale, Burke, Falls Church, West Springfield, Alexandria, Fairfax, Fairfax Station and Clifton communities in Fairfax County, Virginia since in 2004.