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Mr. Mark Weber: A Vanguard in Martial Arts Education and Personal Development With an illustrious career spanning over four decades, Mr. Mark Weber has distinguished himself as a paragon of martial arts instruction and personal development. As the visionary founder of Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do, Mr. Weber has dedicated 44 years to enriching the lives of individuals in Manitowoc and its vicinities through the disciplined practice of martial arts. Holding an esteemed 8th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, his mastery of the art is unparalleled. Beyond Tae Kwon Do, Mr. Weber's martial arts expertise is multifaceted. He is a Certified Instructor in the Inayan System of Eskrima, demonstrating his versatility and deep respect for the rich tapestry of martial arts disciplines. Additionally, his status as a Ni Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) Instructor in Danzan Ryu JuJitsu further exemplifies his comprehensive understanding and skill across diverse martial arts forms. Mr. Weber is celebrated not only for his technical prowess but also for his progressive and open-minded teaching philosophy. He is a pioneer in integrating traditional martial arts training with contemporary life skills, fostering champions in life as much as in competition. His unique curriculum extends beyond physical self-defense, delving into projects that nurture kindness, compassion, and environmental stewardship. His innovative approach to bully prevention and the promotion of environmental self-defense projects underscores his commitment to creating well-rounded individuals who are prepared to make positive impacts in their communities. Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do, under Mr. Weber's leadership, stands as a beacon of Family Martial Arts Education. It's a place where students of all ages learn not just to defend themselves physically but to understand the broader application of self-defense principles in navigating the challenges of modern life. Mr. Weber's holistic approach ensures that his students are equipped with the skills, confidence, and moral compass necessary to succeed in all aspects of life. As a forward-thinking educator, Mr. Weber continuously seeks to evolve his teaching methods and curriculum to remain relevant and impactful. His dedication to martial arts and personal development has made Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do a pillar of the community, transforming countless lives through the power of martial discipline and personal growth.
Mrs. Erica Weber (or Miss Erica as her student call her), has been involved with the school for over 30 years and has been professionally teaching the Little Dragons program for 4-6 year old students the past 27 years. She loves teaching and working with children and teaches in a fun and motivating manner which enhances the positive development of her students. Many of her students have gone on to achieve 1st, 2nd, and even 3rd degree Black Belt. She has been an integral part in developing Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do into the premier martial arts studio it is today. She has worked alongside her husband, Mark Weber, in developing programs, policies, and interacting with instructors, students and parents in every aspect.
Miss Cogswell is a 6th Degree Black Belt and has been training at the school for 27 years. She also holds the rank of Shodan (1st degree Black Belt) in Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu. She became the Assistant instructor at the school in 2009. She earned her BS degree in Psychology from UW Green Bay in 2009 and has extensive experience in working with children. Miss Cogswell takes pride in everything she does and will go out of her way to help those in need at both the school and elsewhere. She is a well-respected leader at Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do and her other careers. She has organized a kick-a-thon for the past 10 years which has raised over $72,000 for local hospitals for Breast Cancer Awareness, and has helped lead many of the community projects and activities the school has participated in.