Master Brian McNamara
I am the lucky owner of Hood River Martial Arts, and am a 7th degree black belt with over 30 years of martial arts training. I've had the honor to represent the United States in competition in Puerto Rico and Canada. In addition to competing, I have successfully coached numerous athletes in domestic and international events.
I trained and tested under Grand Master Charles Sereff of the United States Taekwon-Do Federation, and I've had the privilege to train numerous times with the late General Choi Hong Hi. In 2013, I opened this studio and started Original Taekwon-Do Hood River in Hood River, Oregon.
Mr. Murray Zenk
I started TaekwonDo in November of 2007 – knowing almost nothing about TaekwonDo. I accepted a standing invite to a class a coworker was teaching and decided to keep on going. My coworker was Scott Saccareccia, now Master Saccareccia of the OTFA. I followed Master Saccareccia through multiple styles and schools, eventually ending up with the ITF and the OTFA. Along the way I switched to studying under Master McNamara as I live in the Gorge and I was also fortunate enough to study with Masters Stewart (husband and wife) before they retired.
While I enjoy all aspects of TaekwonDo, Fundamental Exercises, Self Defense, Sparring and Patterns) my passion is for patterns and self defense techniques.a
I began my Taekwon-Do journey when I was 42 years old with my family in 2010 through the YMCA in Seattle, Washington. Aside from Taekwon-Do, I specialize in conflict resolution and team building/executive coaching. I earned my 1st Dan Black Belt right here at Hood River Martial Arts in December 2018.
In my spare time I enjoy coaching Taekwon-Do, kiteboarding, snow skiing and hiking around in the Columbia Gorge wilderness.
Mr Kevin Bush
Mrs. Sandra Bush
I started Taekwon-Do at age 40 at the YMCA to encourage my kids to get focused and get myself into shape. I received my 1st Dan Black Belt in December, 2018. I enjoy teaching, learning and coaching Taekwon-Do techniques.
My other pastimes are landscape engineering, lavender farming and competing in Taekwon-Do tournaments. I have a husband (Mr. Kevin Bush) and two children, all of which have earned a black belt at Hood River Martial Arts.