Our Staff

Our Instructors & Staff Members

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the art of Taekwondo and other areas of the martial arts and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and as mentors.

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained the skills neccessary to educate and enjoy sharing their knowledge and passing it on to their students.

Richard Smith  (5D Black Belt) 
Owner and Chief Instructor of Midwest Taekwondo & Martial Arts in Webb City, Missouri. Mr. Smith has trained in Taekwondo for more than 20 years and has served in a teaching capacity as a teachers aid, assistant instructor or instructor for over 18 years. Mr Smith was currently promoted to Fifth Degree Black Belt by the American Martial Arts Alliance Masters Council on November 14, 2008.

"My goal is to run a martial arts program that is both physically and mentally challenging. A program that incorporates a balance of self-defense, physical health and character development for a well rounded personal improvement program that any one can benefit from. I continue to train in order to improve both my martial arts and instructor skills keeping in mind the philosophy of "Constant and Never Ending Improvement" a concept that I work to teach my students."
- Richard Smith

For more information about the Midwest Taekwondo & Martial Arts staff or training programs, please contact us at 417-673-KICK or by clicking here.