Susan L. Kline

Head Instructor, Owner

  • Black Belt Tang Soo Do, Fourth Dan
  • Spirit Animal: White Crane
  • Martial Arts Program Director, Master Instructor
  • Founder of Pandas, Special Needs Program
  • Pediatric Physician Assistant, WRNMMC
  • Masters Health Science (GWU)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)        
  • CrossFit Level I Coach
  • Group and Children's Fitness Specialist

*Martial Arts Lineage

  • Master Promotion by GM James Stargel, 10th Dan Hakutsuru-Tatsu Shorin-Ryu and GM Ray Lee, 8th Dan Tang Soo Do
  • Tang Soo Do Instructor of the Year, 2009 United States Martial Artist Association
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009 US Martial Artist Association
  • Training under Grand Master James C. Stargel
  • Training under Hanyann Ng, 2nd Dan Black Belt Eskrimas, Doce Pares of PIMA

Master Susan L. Kline

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Mark Kline

Senior Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan Tang Soo Do Commando Krav Maga Level 6

Spirit Animal: White Tiger

Trained under Master Mike Brown, Tang Soo Do, Sixth Dan

Trained under master Moni Aizik, CKM Founder and Chief Instructor

Member & Coach, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

Emergency Medicine Physicians Assistant

Masters in Health Science from GWU

Certified Defensive Tactics Instructors

Served two tours in Iraq as an Army PA

CrossFit Level II, certified

Elite Combat Fitness; Kettlebell Instructor

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Ian Stokes

Senior Instructor
Black Belt, Third Dan Tang Soo Do

Spirit Animal: Badger

Training under Master Susan Kline

Assistant Instructor AWARE Program

Commando Krav Maga Level II

Demo Weapons Coordinator

Proficient in Nunchakus

Special Needs Aid Montgomery County Public Schools

CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Certified


John Morris, Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan TSD

Spirit Animal: Polar Bear

2018 AAU National Champion, GOLD Forms

2016 EAGLE Scout, Boy Scout Troop 1191

National Champion, 2015 BB Sparring

Gold Medalist, 2013 Junior Olympics Team Forms and  BB Forms,

Gold Medalist, 2012 Junior Olympics in Sparring, Silver Medalist in Forms

Silver Medalist, 2011 Junior Olympics in Sparring, Bronze Medalist in Forms

2014 Heart of Maryland Trap Shooting Fall Junior Champion

2013 Pennsylvania-Maryland Trap Tournament Junior Team Champion; Advanced Intermediate Division Scholastic Trap State Champion Team

2013; 2014; 2015 Frederick County JV Wrestling Champion

Studying at Community College


Mark T. Kline, Assistant Instructor

Black Belt TSD

2018-2019 AAU Point Sparring National Team

2018 AAU National Champion, GOLD Sparring

2017 National Honors Society

2017 AAU National Champion, Bronze Sparring

2017 Sportsmanship Award, Damascus HS Varsity Baseball

2016 AAU National Champion, Silver Sparring

2016 Leadership Award, Navy Sports Camp

2013 Gold Medalist, Junior Olympics, Black Belt Team Forms, Gold Sparring; Bronze Forms

2012 Gold Medalist, JO Black Belt Forms, Gold Sparring and Gold Olympic Sparring

2012 Joel Ferrell Award for Junior Olympics, Outstanding Athlete

2011 Junior Olympics Silver Medalist, Black Belt Forms and Olympic Sparring

2010 Junior Olympics Bronze Medalist

2012 Baseball: Sports At The Beach Champion

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Ryan Lang, Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan TSD

Spirit Animal: Dragon

Training Under Master Susan Kline

AAU Coach and Competitor

Mentor of special needs students

Studying at Community College

CPR and Basic First Aid Certified


Ryan Jones, Assistant Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan TSD                  

Spirit Animal: Turtle

HiYa student since we opened in 2008!

Demo Team Member since 2008

AAU Certified Judge and Coach

CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Certified


Brian Glover, Assistant Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan TSD

Spirit Animal: Praying Mantis

HiYa Karate student since 2009

AAU TKD Nationals Competition team 2015

Assistant Instructor since 2016

Trumpet and saxophone player

SCHS marching band

Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra

CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Certified


Adam Seymour, Assistant Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan TSD

Spirit Animal: Meerkat

HiYa Karate student since 2010

AAU Coach and Athlete

Competition Team since 2014

LHS Marching Band Drumline

2018 Fredrick County All County Band

2018 Big Buddy for Special Needs, LHS

CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Certified



AJ Buratowski, Assistant Instructor

Black Belt, Second Dan TSD

Spirit Animal: Blackbuck Antelope

HiYa Karate student since 2011

Member of the competition and demonstration team since 2012

2018 AAU National Point Sparring Team Member

AAU National Champion, Gold Sparring 2017

AAU Junior Olympics, Bronze Sparring 2012

Honor Roll Student at Linganore High School

CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Certified


Tom King, Instructor

Black Belt, First Dan TSD

Member & Coach, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

Extracurricular Activities Coordinator (Black Belt Socials!)

All three kids are in HiYa Karate Program

CPR and First Aid Certified