Primary Instructors



The following is a listing of the primary instructors at Two Rivers Martial Arts. These instructors may be contacted for further information about taking classes at their branches. Included below are the instructors' names, ranks, and some additional information. Photos have also been included where available.

Two Rivers Hub

(& Business Office)

trmaweb@tworiversmartialarts.com
(515)423-0804
Grandmaster Steve Gonzalez
8th Dan
Grandmaster Gonzalez started training with Master Heintz in the mid 1980s. He earned his 8th Dan in December 2016. He is one of the primary instructors at the TRMA Hub and is a former President and Vice President of the TRMA Board of Directors.  Grandmaster Gonzalez is the director of the annual Pil Sung tournament.
Grandmaster Brad Deaton
8th Dan
Grandmaster Deaton began training with Master Heintz in 1986. Grandmaster Deaton earned his 8th Dan in December 2016. He is currently one of the primary instructors at the TRMA Hub. He is a current member of and former President and Vice-President of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Master Anita Williams
7th Dan
Master Williams began training with Master Heintz in 1987 and earned her 7th Dan in December 2016. She is one of the primary instructors at the TRMA Hub, is a member of the TRMA Board and is a former President and former Secretary of the TRMA Board.
Master Dwayne Ferguson
7th Dan
Master Ferguson began training with Master Heintz in 1989 and earned his 7th Dan in December 2016. He is one of the primary instructors at the TRMA Hub and is the current Secretary of the TRMA Board, and a former President and Treasurer of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Master Bryan Siever
6th Dan
Master Siever began training with Master Heintz in the spring of 1993. He earned his 6th Dan in December of 2016. Master Siever is one of the primary instructors at the TRMA Hub as well a former President and a former Secretary of the TRMA Board.
Mr. Lance Kinseth
 
Mr. Kinseth began training with Master Heintz in 1983 and has taught taekwondo at various branches and at the Hub. He has over 45 years experience in a variety of martial arts, with particular emphasis upon taekwondo, kumdo and jodo. He is the instructor for the Martial Spirit class that integrates a broad variety of martial arts.
Ms. Rochelle Douglass
3rd Dan
Ms. Douglass began training in 2005 with Iowa Methodist Tae Kwon Do.  Ms. Douglass earned her 3rd Dan in April 2015 through TRMA. She is one of the primary instructors at the TRMA Hub, is a member of the TRMA Board and is a past Vice-President of the TRMA Board.
Mr. John Hornback
3rd Dan
Mr. Hornback began training in TKD in 2009. He is currently 3rd Dan and one of the primary instructors at the Hub for the Black Belt Youth Group and has been since it was conceived in the spring of 2013. He is also the schools only instructor for Kobudo (Okinawan weapons) and earned a black belt in Kobudo in 2017. Mr. Hornback is a past member of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Mr. Dave Nelson
2nd Dan
Mr. Nelson started with Two Rivers Tae Kwon Do in August of 2010. He is currently a 2nd Dan Black Belt, and teaches at the TRMA Hub branch.

Carlisle Branch

carlisle@tworiversmartialarts.com
(515)957-1191
Ms. Morgan Endecott
3rd Dan
Ms. Endecott began training with Two Rivers in 2006 and earned her 3rd Dan in April 2015. She is one of the primary instructors for the Carlisle Branch, and is a past Secretary of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Ms. Vickie Hornback
3rd Dan
Ms Hornback began her training at Two Rivers Martial Arts in 2009. She is currently one of the primary instructors at the school's Carlisle location. She is a former Secretary and former Vice-President of the TRMA Board of Directors. Ms. Hornback is also an instructor for the Black Belt Youth Group.
Mr. Don McDonald
1st Dan
Mr. McDonald is a current member of the TRMA Board of Directors.

Indianola Branch

indianola@tworiversmartialarts.com
Master Marvin Samuelson
6th Dan
Master Samuelson began training with Master Heintz in the early 1980s and earned his 6th Dan in April 2008. He is the primary instructor for the Indianola Branch. He is a former President, and former Vice-President of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Master Roger Netsch
6th Dan
Master Netsch began his training with Two Rivers and earned his 6th Dan in December 2016. He teaches at the Indianola Branch and is a current member of the TRMA Board of Directors. He is also a former President and former Vice President of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Mr. Brian Anderson
4th Dan
Mr. Anderson began training in December 2003 and earned his 4th Dan in December 2015. He is a former Secretary of the Board of Directors
Mr. Chris Lerch
2nd Dan
Mr. Lerch started training with TRMA in 2010. He also trained in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu when he was a teenager. Mr. Lerch enjoys learning new techniques and passing on what he's learned to other people. He is a current member of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Ms. Cindy Lerch
2nd Dan
Mrs. Lerch started training with TRMA in 2010. She enjoys the activity and stress relief that Tae Kwon Do provides, and likes seeing people challenge themselves with this art form. She is a current member of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Mr. Zachary
St. John

2nd Dan

Pleasant Hill Branch

pleasanthill@tworiversmartialarts.com
(515)412-0502
Mr. Don Gookin
3rd Dan
Mr. Gookin began training with Two Rivers in June 2006 and earned his 3rd Dan in February 2014. He is a primary instructor at the Pleasant Hill branch, where he has been teaching since 2010. He is a former member of the TRMA board of directors.
Ms. Melinda Adamson
3rd Dan
Ms. Adamson began her training in the 1980's at Kim's Academy. Her love for TKD didn't end there. She began her journey again with Two Rivers Martial Arts June 19, 2008 after her son and husband found the love for Tae Kwon Do. She earned her 3rd Dan with TRMA December 2nd, 2016. She is currently on of the instructors at the Two Rivers Pleasant Hill branch.
Mr. Gerry Wilwerding
3rd Dan
 
Mr. Wilwerding began and continues his training at Two Rivers' Pleasant Hill branch and earned his 3rd Dan in December 2016. He enjoys the physical activities and expanded sense of community that TRMA brings to its students.

West Des Moines Branch

wdm@tworiversmartialarts.com
(515)650-3808
Ms. Jennifer Bailey
3rd Dan
Ms. Bailey began training with Two Rivers in 2008 and earned her 3rd Dan in April 2015. She is one of the primary instructors for the West Des Moines Branch and is the current President, a former Vice-President, and former Secretary of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Mr. Rob Dale
3rd Dan
Mr. Dale began training with Two Rivers in 2010 and earned his 3rd Dan in December 2016. He is one of the primary instructors for the West Des Moines Branch, and is the current Vice-President of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Kendall Bailey
2nd Dan
Mr. Bailey began training with Two Rivers in 2010 and earned his 2nd Dan in December 2015. He is one of the primary instructors for the West Des Moines Branch and manages the information technology needs of TRMA. Mr. Bailey is also the current Treasurer of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Tony Ochiche
2nd Dan

Winterset Branch

winterset@tworiversmartialarts.com
Grandmaster Brett McBroom
8th Dan
Grandmaster McBroom began training with Master Heintz in the early 1980s. He is one of the primary instructors at the Winterset Branch and a former President and former Vice President of the TRMA Board of Directors. He tested for 8th Dan in December 2016.
Master Tony Maxwell
6th Dan
Master Maxwell began training with Master Heintz in the early 1980s and earned his 6th Dan in April 2008. He has been one of the primary instructors for the Winterset Branch for over a decade and a former President of the TRMA Board of Directors.
Master Jayne Maxwell
6th Dan
Master Maxwell began training with Master Heintz in the early 1980s and earned her 6th Dan in August 2011. She is one of the primary instructors for the Winterset Branch.


Board of Directors - 2017



Ms. Jennifer Bailey - President
Mr. Rob Dale - Vice President
Mr. Dwayne Ferguson - Secretary
Mr. Kendall Bailey - Treasurer
Mr. Brad Deaton
Ms. Anita Williams
Mr. Roger Netsch
Ms. Rochelle Douglass
Mr. Steven Goldstein
Mr. Perry Comito
Mr. Chris Lerch
Mrs. Cindy Lerch
Mr. Don McDonald