Our Instructors

Meet The Teachers

Master Instructor Mark Cashatt, 8th Dan

​Master Mark Cashatt, 8th Dan

TaeKwon-Do was brought to the Pottstown area by Master Kong IL Young, a student of General Choi. Master Jim Murray learned from Master Kong, then started teaching his own students, Grandmaster Bill Lees being one of them.

In 1984 Grandmaster Lees opened a dojang in Pennsburg where Mark Cashatt started training.​

Mark Cashatt’s Taekwon-Do School opened in Souderton by the Broad Street Theater February 4, 1989. On January 4, 1997 a second location opened at Harley Commons in Harleysville. In April of 2002 the Harleysville dojang moved to Salford Pub Shopping Center until 2007 when both dojangs were closed and moved to 665 Forman Road in Souderton.  Indeed a Taekwon-Do dojang palace at 4800 square feet.

On January 22, 2017 Master Cashatt was promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt by the United Taekwon-Do Federation.

On July 1, 2019 it was time to downsize from the dojang place and so the dojang was moved to the present location, Family Heritage Restaurant Lower Level Banquet Room, 508 Harleysville Pike, Telford, PA.

The relationships we are able to create in TaeKwon-Do strengthens each one of us and ensures true TaeKwon-Do, as General Choi would have liked it, to continue for generations to come.

Our Promotional Board

These are the instructors who are responsible for helping our students advance through the ranks.  They all have an extensive knowledge of both the technical aspects of TaeKwon-Do and the academic, or “head” knowledge which is needed to help make a well-rounded student.  They’re responsible for evaluating a student’s readiness for advancement as well as sitting on the testing boards during a grading.  These are some of the people who can help you with preparation for your next belt rank, or just to assist you in figuring out a difficult technique.

Our Members

  • Andrew Carpenter, 7th Dan
  • Rich Hollenbach, 6th Dan
  • Gary Apgar, 6th Dan
  • Dawn Medvesky, 6th Dan
  • Dave Bennett, 5th Dan
  • Donna Creachen, 4th Dan


Left to Right:  Gene Nederostek, Andrew Carpenter, Rich Hollenbach, Gary Apgar, Dawn Medvesky, Dave Bennett, Donna Creachen, Dina Gerhard, Jacob Deluca, Alexandre Pecora, Fay Dolan and Dan Dolan

Our Tigers Instructors

Tyler Kratz and Dina Gerhard teach the Tigers’ Classes (age 5-6).  They both have a special gift for getting children to pay attention while having a good time learning the basics of TaeKwon-Do.