Sabom Nim Mark Chandler is the Chief Instructor and co-owner of Chandler Family Academy of Martial Arts (CFAMA). Master Chandler is a Sah Dan (4th Degree) Black Belt and has been a student of Tang Soo Do for 15 years. Master Chandler has studied under some truly talented Martial Artists. His Martial Arts path began with Master Jamie Yowell while stationed at Little Rock AFB, AR. Master Yowell is an exceptional teacher, and the reason the entire Chandler Family got started in Martial Arts. The path continued at Maxwell AFB, in Montgomery, AL. There he and the rest of the family studied under Kuktche Sabom Carole Smith. It was here that Master Chandler earned the ranks of Cho Dan and E Dan. Following these experiences, Master Chandler began to flourish under the Grandmaster of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation, Grandmaster John St James. It was under Kwan Jang Nim St James exceptional guidance that Master Chandler earned the ranks of Sam Dan (3rd degree) and Sah Dan (4th degree, Master) ranks. Master Chandler retired from the U.S. Air Force during his assignment to the Chaplain Corps College in 2017, as a Master Sergeant. Once settled in, it was here that the Family decided to start their own school at the Jeep-Rogers YMCA, in the neighborhoods of Lake Carolina prior to beginning their independent school at the current Longtown Rd location. While he enjoys all aspects of traditional Martial Arts, Master Chandler especially enjoys teaching self-defense and considers it the most important facet of the Arts
Master Chandler has been married to Ms. Angela Chandler for 27 years, and together they are raising four great sons. Their Christian Faith is vital to the Family and shapes all they do. Faith, Family, Freedom, and especially Fun summarize what is most important to the Chandlers
Bu Kyo Sa Angela Chandler is an Instructor, and co-owner of CFAMA, and is the brains of the operation. Ms. Chandler is a Cho Dan (1st Degree) Black Belt and has been a student of Tang Soo Do for 7 years. Ms. Chandler is also an accomplished ICU Nurse with 20 years of experience in that field. In that regard, it is ironic that Ms. Chandler's favorite aspect of Martial Arts is board breaking! She finds it to be a great stress reliever.
Sabom Matthew Chandler is an accomplished martial artist and instructor at CFAMA. Mr. Chandler is a Sah Dan (4th Degree) Black Belt and has been a student of Tang Soo Do for 14 of his 19 years on this earth. He is an excellent practitioner and instructor. Above and beyond everything else, this former Grand Champion and two-time Best Testing Student (Black Belt testing) makes his parents proud on a daily basis.