Master Joe Cuvala had begun his studies in Martial Arts at T-USA in 1997. Hard work, dedication and training under the tutelage of his Master instructors culminated in his testing for his 4th Dan in HapKiDo certification at Sun Moon University, one of the best Martial Arts Universities in Korea in October, 2006. With over 12 years of experience in Martial Arts, Master Joe has seen hundreds of his students attain their black belts. Master Joe officiates all belt promotion ceremonies at T-USA and other martial arts schools in the Chicagoland area.
Master Joe holds the following degrees:
- 4 degree black belt in HapKiDo
- 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo
- 1st degree black belt in Kumdo
Master Joe's attention to detail and persistence to the values of the Korean martial arts has been an inspiration to many of his students. He has motivated them to excel not only in Martial Arts, but in their daily lives, as well. Master Joe's teaching philosophy emphasizes self confidence, persistence and respect towards others. "No matter how young or old you are, by committing to training with dedication and effort, the goals you can achieve are immeasurable. Achieving a Black Belt in Martial Arts requires time, dedication and commitment but the rewards you receive are yours FOREVER".
We are proud to call Master Joe Cuvala an integral part of our T-USA family.