At Xcel, students are taught by some of the most experienced martial arts instructors in the country.

Our Master Instructor Steven Lee is a 5 time US National Champion and served as the US National Team Captain in many Olympic Tae Kwon Do Championships. He was also voted by the US Olympic Committee as the National Tae Kwon Do Athlete of the Year...(more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Instructor Mrs. Christine DeSantis is a National Champion and was one of the top competitors in the world.  She is also the coach of New York University Tae Kwon Do Team.

 

Master Peter Crespo is a 5th degree black belt and has been training in the martial arts for more the 30 years. He holds numerous state and national championship titles.  He is a father of two great girls.  One of them is a student of Xcel and is close to achieving the black belt level.  Hopefully, one day, she will become a great master like her father .

Instructor Miss Valentina Glavan is a 3rd degree black belt and has been training in the martial arts more then ten years. She is a dedicated martial artist and has won gold at state and regional championships. Miss Galvan is a graduate of Woodridge High School and is currently attending Montclair State University studying to become a certified physical therapist.

Instructor Mr. Scott Warren is a boyhood friend of Master Lee and has been training in the martial arts for more then 20 years. He is a proud father of Liam and Aiden.  Aiden is currently a student at Xcel and is close to becoming a black belt like his father.

Instructor Mr. Akshay Swaminathan is a 2nd degree black belt and has been training at Xcel since he was 5 years old. Akshay is the captain of the Xcel Demo team and is a student at Harvard University.