Master Brian McNamara
I am the lucky owner of Hood River Martial Arts, and am an 8th degree black belt with over 40 years of Martial Arts training in Taekwon-Do. 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 Hood River Martial Arts 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 Degree Black Belt in December, 2018 and my 2nd degree Black Belt in December 2020. 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.