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About Mr. Waddell

Hello, My name is Chris Waddell, I opened my Martial Arts academy in 2005 in Lenoir City, Tennessee. It took a lot of work me to make it past my 13 year mark but here we are and looking forward to my 20 year mark.

I teach :

- TaeKwonDo

- Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

- Self-Defense

Now that’s just putting it simply, and using labels.

I focus on Training, Learning, and Evolving.

Come train with me and see what my program is all about.

I hold the current ranks of:

TaeKwonDo: Under Jon Paul Roberts, Knoxville, TN

-6th Degree Black Belt

-Master Instructor

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: Under Brad Hatcher, Maryville, TN

-Purple Belt: 4 Stripes

-Certified Coach

Other Certificates:

-USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

-SWAT-Basic Concepts and Tactics

-GLOCK Armorer’s course

-Handgun Safety Course

-Standard First Aid

-CPR/AED-Adult and Child with CPR-Infant

-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

-Pet Fist AiD

Reserve with Loudon County Sheriff Dept:

-Basic Law Enforcement Officer Class


-Pressure-point control tactics

-Chemical Weapons Familiarization

-Patrol rifle

-ASP Baton

-Tactical Shotgun


-Weapon Retention Tactics

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