Instructors & Staff

2 Certified Taekwondo Instructors
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Master Chris Himor

Master Chris Himor

Master Himor has twenty solid years of experience in martial arts, self-defense training, competition and teaching. He began competing as a white belt and tried to never miss a local or state tournament, and ultimately led to a U.S. National Junior Olympics black belt gold medal. From the moment he walked into his currently owned, Burien taekwondo dojo “Counterforce Taekwondo” he never left He is a certified master instructor through the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Federation as well as the Jidokwon school of Korean Martial Arts.

In addition to his commitment to the growth towards the sport and traditional aspects of Taekwondo his passion lies in teaching and mentoring other martial arts enthusiasts from beginner children to advanced adults. His focus in Counterforce Burien is centered around developing well-rounded martial artists, not just athletes.

Master Himor is a family man. He enjoys living life to its fullest with his wife Elaine and two-year old daughter Cienna his extended family and close friends, which includes many of those who are involved in the greater martial arts community.

Master Chris Himor

Ms. Kalista • Instructor

Ms. Kalista is one of our amazing instructors at our Dojang. She has been training exclusively at this dojang for five years. On top of being a top notch student she really enjoys working with students of all skill levels. She is a lead instructor in our Little Masters program and our kids beginner classes.

Ms. Kalistas favorite part of instructing is seeing her students positive energy and enthusiasm to learn new techniques. When she is on the mats her future goals include competing in tournaments and achieving her first degree black belt.

Master Chris Himor

Mr. Pidlaoan • Instructor

Mr. Pidlaoan is a 2nd degree black belt and has been a practicing as both a student and instructor since he was five. “Mr. P” as his students call him has been a part of our Counterforce community for the last ten years. His Favorite parts about teaching Taekwondo in our community include seeing students continuing to grow both as students of Taekwondo and members of their community.

Mr. P is an exemplary student and instructor. He loves Taekwondo curriculum as well as our additional events at the dojang such as Summer camps and Belt Tests.

Master Chris Himor

Mr. Manning • Instructor

Mr. Manning has been training with us for five years and is aiming to test for his second degree black belt soon. He’s a talented teacher, guiding both children and adults to meet his high standards through patient and persistent instruction. He holds himself to these same standards, always pushing himself to hone and improve his techniques when on the mats.

His favourite part of Taekwondo is watching his labour bear fruit, whether it be a student pushing themselves to their limit, a new technique finally clicking, or a long time trainee earning their Black Belt after countless hours of work. He plans to take this mindset into a Military career in videography, with the eventual aim to put his work into cinemas.

Master Chris Himor

Master Henok Reda • Instructor

Master Henok Reda is a 5th Dan Taekwondo Master. He has many years of experience and brings a wealth of Taekwondo knowledge to our team of students and instructors. His accolades and accomplishments include several years of high level competitions and certified Taekwondo training in both Poomsae and Sparring. Master Henok above all is committed and devoted to the personal development of our students at the Dojang.

Master Chris Himor

Ms. Himor • Instructor

Ms. Himor is another one of our amazing staff members and has over 15 years of training and instructing Taekwondo under her belt. She also has several years of competitive Taekwondo training on her resume. Ms. Himor holds a 2 nd Dan and is Master Himor’s training partner and sister. Her love for Taekwondo began the moment she stepped on the mats. She is an integral part of our mission at Counterforce. Her energy and enthusiasm on the mats are captivating. Her passion for teaching always brings out the best in her students kids and adults alike.

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