Chief Master Joey Stinson began his martial arts training in 1981 studying Taekwondo. Shortly after he began training in Hapkido. He holds a 7th degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a 5th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. In addition to Hapkido and Taekwondo, Master Stinson has trained in Yudo, Jujitsu, Pressure Point Theory, and Tai Chi.

Master Stinson has been teaching martial arts in Kentucky since 1991.

Mr. Stinson has a Master’s Degree in secondary education from Western Kentucky University and has taught high school science since 2004.

Master Stinson is a state director for the National Korean Martial Arts Association under the direction of GM Rudy Timmerman. He is also an ambassador for the Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame.

During the 1990’s Stinson was certified as a Class A umpire for tournaments.

Chief Master Joey Stinson enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two sons and serves on the board of directors for the county inline hockey league.