The instructors at Cutting Edge Martial Arts are all taught and educated to become role models, mentors and to inspire our students. We strive for excellence for ourselves and from our students and push students each day to reach to be the very best of their potential.
Master Miller is the owner and master instructor. He has a degree in both Psychology and Art from the University at Albany and worked for several years as a Behaviorist for Saratoga Bridges. Master Miller was a high school and college scholar athlete and competed all over the world in Tae Kwon Do in his youth. He currently holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon do and holds a 4th Degree Master in Defensive Hap Ki Do. His goal is to make a positive difference in his community by inspiring others and he strives to accomplish this each and every day.
Master Gray is a kind hearted, and compassionate instructor. His smile is infectious and his desire to inspire others is even more powerful. Master Gray is our full time Head Instructor, runs our Little Ninja Program, Weapons Class and many other assorted programs at the school. With over 20 years of Tae Kwon Do experience as well as leading other large martial arts schools, Master Gray is a fantastic instructor to have on our team!
We also have several High School and College age students who have worked their way up to Assistant Instructors over the years. Our Assistant Instructors started as children with us and have achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree black belts. They help lead small groups in the class, lead stretching, some of the warm ups and can help relate to the younger students because they are somewhere inbetween the students and the masters. On top of this, they are wonderful role models and inspirations for many of the newer students to see why we persevere and continue our training.
Master O'Donnell has nearly 25 years of martial arts experience, both in the arts of traditional Karate and Tae Kwon Do. She started martial arts after a very scary incident in a parking lot many years ago and has never looked back. Master O'Donnell is a very strong, dedicated and disciplined instructor, who is not afraid to push you hard in class to get a great workout. Not only is she a great instructor for us, she also happens to be the Director of the International Handcrafted Soapmaker's Guilde. We are very lucky to have her with us all these years.