Grand Master Robert Murray: Grand Master Murray (formerly co-owner Glens Falls Tae Kwon Do) is the current owner and head instructor of Murray's Family Martial Arts. He is currently recognized as a 8th Degree in Moo Duk Kwan and 7th Dan WTF Certified Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (under Grand Master Byung H. Choi). GM Murray has more than 34years experience in practicing and teaching martial arts with a specialfocus on bringing families together through the martial arts. He is currently a 4th degree Black Belt in Combat Hap Ki Do. He has taught defensive tactics to local law enforcement. GM Murray is a certified instructor for New York State's only Synergy Tai Chi Qigong charter school. GM Murray's has three children and 6 grandchildren all of which are involved in classes and instruction at MFMAC. Several of his grandchildren hold Black Belts as well. GM Murray organizes board breaking events annually to raise money for families with special needs in their community. All proceeds from board breaking events are donated to the family in need. He also arranges demonstrations for area schools and businesses promoting awareness, prevention, and personal protection. GM Murray is committed to building healthier, stronger individuals through the tenets of Tae Kwon Do (courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, indomitable spirit).
Master R Shane Murray
Master Shane Murray- 7th Dan Moo Duk Kwan TKD, 6th Dan WTF Black Belt, TKD & 5th Dan ICHF Black Belt, Combat Hap Ki Do
Shane Murray began studying Tae Kwon Do when he was just 13 years old and has been practicing for over 33 years. He obtained a 1st Dan Black Belt when he was 15 years old. He has instructed students and led classes for most of his adult life and currently is a internationally recognized master level WTF instructor with a 6th Dan Black Belt in Kukiwon Tae Kwon Do and 7th Dan Black Belt in MooDukKwan Tae Kwon Do. His curiosity in martial arts led him to the study and development in Hap Ki Do where he obtained "Master of the Art" 5th Dan Black Belt in Combat Hap Ki Do and leads his own team of Combat Hap Ki Do students. Shane Murray is the Head Instructor for Combat Hap Ki Do at MFMAC and assistant Instructor in Tae Kwon Do programs at MFMAC. Shane Murray is a certfied instructor of Synergy TaiChi Qigong. He has also taught defensive tactics to local law authorities and area criminal justice classes. He also has 2 children that have trained in Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do.
Mrs. Lisa Boucher
Master Lisa Boucher- 5th Dan Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do & 2nd Dan Black Belt, Combat Hap Ki Do
Lisa Boucher has been practicing Tae Kwon Do with the Murray's for more than 20 years. She is an internationally recognized 5th Dan master level Kukiwon instructor. She originally started with a Women's Self Defense class and fell in love with the art. Mrs. Boucher teaches Tae Kwon Do classes and was recently promoted to 2nd Dan black belt in Combat Hap Ki Do. Her love for learning and teaching has kept her motivated to keep working toward beyond her original goal of 4th Dan Black Belt (international Master Level). In the process she hopes to help girls and women attending MFMAC programs become stronger, more confident, and empowered by the art. She is Murray's Family Martial Arts Center's self defense coordinator and runs a variety of ladies self defensive programs that is offered to local businesses, schools, and individuals through MFMAC. She is also an apprentice instructor in MFMAC's Synergy Tai Chi Qigong.
Did you know?... Did you know very few students have the dedication and perseverance to make it to Black Belt?
Here at MFMAC we have seen hundreds of students come and go. The students listed above have dedicated their lives to achieving their Black Belts. All have made many sacrifices along the way. Choices are made to make it to class regularly, practice at home, learn new material, and often train through injuries, aches, and pains.
Many people compare getting a Black Belt to earning a college degree. It must be taken seriously. Sacrifices must be made. It often can take as long as or even longer then most college degree programs. Not everyone has the strength and determination to do it.
Congratulations to all that have achieved!
Murray's Family Martial Arts Center, 345 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 (518) 746-1002