We're On Your Team​

Our facility features a team of coaches whose experience is matched only by their dedication to our members. They take the time to get to know you personally, gaining a deep understanding of your goals and any unique challenges you might face. With the guidance from one of our professional coaches, a new level of YOU is within your reach.

Paul Yoon
Owner | Founder | Coach

Master Paul Yoon (He prefers coach Paul) started his martial arts journey at age 5, earning:
*6th degree black belt in the Han Moo Kwan (Kukkiwon curriculum)
*3rd degree black belt in American Taekwondo Association
*1st degree black belt in American Taekwondo Federation
*two 1st degree black belts in two different styles of American Karate.
Coach Paul started competing in Taekwondo at an early age and has earned numerous local, state, regional, and international competitions which culminated in being a two time silver medalist in the Jr. Olympics for Taekwondo.

 Coach Paul was in a horrific motorcycle accident in 2012 that left him in a month long coma. His doctors attributed his survival to the shape he was in thanks to martial arts. He no longer competes but has been teaching Taekwondo since 1998 and has dedicated himself to creating a better world, one community at a time, one black belt at a time.

Favorite Quotes:
“Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
-Man in Black, The Princess Bride

“Do or do not. There is not try.”
-Master Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

“Your progress is up to you. If you want to stay in a wheelchair, ok.  If you want to stay on a cane, ok. If you want to stay on crutches, ok. Just like in life, you dictate your own progress.”
-Dr. McGann, MD & Dr.  Benedict, MD 
When coach Paul asked if he would be able to walk again.


Jo-el Fitz
Head Taekwondo Instructor

Coach Jo-El started martial arts at the age of 9.
His parents wanted to give him an outlet to control his anger, he eventually grew into a much kinder person while falling in love with Taekwondo.
Some of his biggest inspirations were movie stars: Jet Li and Donnie Yen. He also sought a lot of inspiration from From Taekwondo fighter Dae Hoon Lee.
In Coach Jo-El’s teenage years, he joined the Boy Scouts of America where he learned valuable life skill and climbed to the rank of eagle scout.
Around the same time, he earned his first degree black belt and began competing. He went on to be a 3x Hae San TKD champion in both sparring and forms, and an Atlanta Open sparring champion.
Coach Jo-El has been practicing martial arts for 18+ years and is now a 3rd degree black belt.
He also has 7 years of experience in Martial Arts Tricking, an art that combines gymnastics, breakdancing, martial arts techniques, and other abstract movements.
In 2014, Jo-El qualified for the top 8 in the Red Bull Throwdown tricking world championship. 


Favorite quote:
“Talent doesn’t mean anything if you’re lacking focus”
-Vinnie Paz

Anushka Bendigiri
Assistant Taekwondo Coach

Coach Anushka’s first time ever stepping foot on a taekwondo mat was back in the summer of 2018. After the first class itself, she fell in love with the sport that she would’ve never imagined trying out in the first place.
Starting her training in traditional taekwondo under the able guidance of the late Grandmaster Chambliss, she later joined Tsunami to continue training and expand the sole focus from traditional taekwondo to conditioning and sparring.
She earned her first dan in December 2021 under Coach Paul and Coach Jo’s guidance at Tsunami.
Anushka says that the tenets of taekwondo taught in class have helped her instill those teachings in her daily lifestyle as well. All the teachings she has learned in taekwondo have also been helpful to her in achieving her goals, both academic and personal, and she is extremely thankful for that.
Anushka has always loved children and she couldn’t be happier sharing all that she has learned in Taekwondo with all the kids. Watching the kids get excited over the simplest things, like figuring out the technique behind a certain move or memorizing a form is more than enough to bring a smile to her face.
Anushka is currently a sophomore at Georgia State University and is studying Biology and French there. Her ultimate goal is to become a researcher in microbiology at the World Health Organization so she can employ her skills in both Biology and French to someday give back to society and to make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Favorite Quotes:
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling
“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” – Leonardo da Vinci

JB Hopkins
Muay Thai & Kickboxing Coach

Coach JB started his martial arts journey in 2012. He had no idea that this path came with so many opportunities – being that he felt there were no opportunities left for him prior to him training.

JB trained under Kickboxing and Muay Thai legends HaWoods and Gary Brown, where they took him under their wings and learned many disciplines.

Jb has traveled, competed and won in many organizations in all disciplines and was ranked number 1 in the southeast.

Titles won
-Was also ranked number one in the NFC in his division



Favorite quote:

“….but did you die?”

Caleb Childers
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Coach

coming soon









Ahren Cassinari-Foster
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Coach

Coach Ahren started training Jiu jitsu right after Tsunami opened! He was looking for a new hobby and Jiu jitsu fit the bill perfectly as a way to learn self-defense and exercise with great people.

He loves both training Jiu jitsu and passing on the knowledge that he has gained from his fantastic coaches and training partners.

Coach Ahren has come to see Jiu jitsu as more than a hobby but as a way to improve ourselves and our communities mentally, emotionally, and physically.

When he is not training, he is spending time with his wife and two young boys, both of whom he hopes will start training at Tsunami very soon.

Favorite Quote:
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

Filipe Matos
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Coach / MMA Grappling Coach

coming soon