Meet the team
President – Senior Master Jason Wadley
7th Degree Black Belt (center)
Vice President – Senior Master Brice Bishop
7th Degree Black Belt (left)
Vice President – Chief Master Terry Brumley
8th Degree Degree Black Belt (Right)
President: Master Jason Wadley
Master Jason Wadley -7th Degree Black Belt
President of United Taekwon-Do Alliance
Master Wadley has been training in the Martial Arts for over thirty years. He and his family began training under the direction of the Lee brother’s who were the founders of the American Taekwondo Association in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1990 Master Wadley switched and began training under Grand Master ScottMcNeely, Grand Master Robert Hardin and Grand Master Jung Tae Park. Master Wadley is now a seventh degree black belt in Taekwondo and holds the title of president and senior technical adviser to the United Taekwondo Alliance. He currently trains with Grand Master J. Pat Burleson, Grand Master Robert Hardin, Grand Master Clint Robinson and Grand Master Young Il Kong.Master Wadley has become known in the Martial Arts community as a rising leader of Taekwondo. His pupils and colleagues follow him because of his loyalty, humility, quality of instruction, technique and Taekwondo spirit which he shares with all. His motto is “Practice what you preach”.Since becoming president of the UTA, Master Wadley has opened networking doors with instructor’s and Martial Arts organizations here and abroad. He and his two partners Master Brice Bishop and Master Terry Brumley strive to bring quality martial arts to it followers by hosting camps, seminars and tournaments on a regional, national and international scale.Master Wadley has trained, and continues to train in a variety of martial arts. He believes in being a well rounded martial artiest and teaches many forms of self-defense and special skill sets. Master Wadley is truly a teacher of teacher’s.Master Wadley’s runs a successful school with over 225 students in Lake Jackson, Texas. He developed a successful self-defense coarse called the Executive Black Belt Program, runs a successful after school program, serves in the Texas State Guard and is a professional body guard on top of his UTA duties.If you have not yet meet Master Wadley you will soon learn why people come to love and admire his training, friendship and martial arts guidance.
Vice-President: Master Brice Bishop
Master Brice Bishop -7th Degree Black Belt
Vice President of United Taekwon-Do Alliance
Master Bishop is the owner and Chief of Instructor at the Norwalk Taekwon-Do Academy. He began his Taekwon-Do training while living in Arkansas in 1978. Dedicating himself to the art, Master Bishop earned his black belt in 22 months. He began teaching as an assistant instructor when he was a red belt. He was promoted to Chief Instructor of the Texarkana Taekwon-Do Academy in Texarkana, Texas in 1981. Master Bishop was also instrumental in forming the United States Taekwon-Do Federation, which was at the time based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1983 he was promoted to Chief Instructor of the USTF headquarters where he also held the position of Director of Operations. He relocated to Connecticut in 1985 where he established the Norwalk Taekwon-Do Academy. In 1988 Master Bishop formed the North American Taekwon-Do Association. The NATA was founded on the basis that all schools in an association are of equal importance regardless of the size of its student base.
In 2003, Master Bishop was promoted to Regional Director for the United States Taekwon-Do Federation. In 2004 he was elected to the position of Vise-President of the USTF.
In July of 2006, Master Bishop was promoted to Master, 7th Degree Black Belt, at a testing held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The distinguished testing panel was comprised of some of the world’s most senior Grand Masters, including Grand Master Nam Tae Hi. Grand Master Nam is considered the Grand Master of Grand Masters and is credited for creating Taekwon-Do as a martial art form.After leaving the USTF in 2007 Master Bishop accepted the position of vice president of the United Taekwon-Do Alliance.
Master Bishop has cross-trained in several martial arts. Among them, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kali, Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Arnis, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Wing-Chung Kung Fu, Hap Ki Do, Aiki-Do and Boxing.
Master Bishop is the Master Instructor and coach of the Norwalk Taekwon-Do Academy’s national competition team. The twenty four member team currently has 14 regional and 9 national champions.
Vice-President: Master Terry Brumley
Master Terry Brumley -8th Degree Black Belt
Vice President of United Taekwon-Do Alliance
Was it a miracle and luck or could it just be perseverance and hard work? How does someone from the small town of Malvern, Arkansas go from getting beat up on the school bus as a teenager to becoming an 8th Degree Black Belt, Respected Master of Taekwondo, Vice President of the United Taekwondo Alliance, published author of Live Your Potential and a well-received motivational speaker. When it usually takes 2 – 3 years for someone to achieve a Black Belt, Master Brumley’s journey to Black Belt was anything but usual. While moving away from one school and three others closing on him, having to start over at White belt four times, he trained in several styles of Martial Arts, and received 8 years of training before finally reaching his Black Belt in Taekwondo. Spending two years in Taekwondo management after graduating from Henderson State University, he settled in Memphis opening Taekwondo University in 1985. Committed to teach Taekwondo at it’s best, Master Brumley became a student to search out the best recipe to develop the attributes of Taekwondo that are greatly respected, such as confidence, discipline, focus, honor, ambition and purpose. After 25 years of teaching and journaling his findings he made the commitment to compile his material and write a book. For two long years, he diligently wrote and rewrote until he finally completed and published his book, Live Your Potential, in 2010. He continues to teach Taekwondo at the Taekwondo University where the Live Your Potential program is taught in Memphis, TN. As the VP of the UTA, he handles the position of the chief financial officer. He also enthusiastically honors many speaking engagements and book signings of the Live Your Potential program.
-LIVE YOUR POTENTIAL-
Live Your Potential is not just a book. It’s a program—a program that will take you firmly by the shoulders and push you in a direction that will advance your life, with the help of a few accessible and easy-to-digest concepts and exercises.
During the program, you will discover and define your purpose. You will also gain the tools necessary to connect your goals to your purpose. By the end of the program, you will have the commitment and conviction to fulfill your purpose, thereby living your potential.
What greater payoff could there be?
Most everyone believes that we’re here on this earth for a purpose, but far too many people fall short when it comes to spelling out, internalizing, and living day-to-day according to that purpose—until they study the Live Your Potential program. My challenge to you: Take the next step. Aren’t you curious to find out what your life can look like once it’s grown to its fullest potential?
ABOUT THE UTA
The United Taekwondo Alliance is a networking organization that offers rank certification, tournamentcompetition, instructor certification, and training seminars. The UTA is committed to promoting unity for Taekwondo schools and organizations throughout the world. The UTA offers a World Championship each year as well as a National Championship. We also offer many seminars and camps, which include advanced level Taekwondo training, instructor training and business classes.
The United Taekwondo alliance is a organization dedicated to spreading the Art of Taekwondo throughout the world by networking local schools to state, regional, national and international groups by providing events such as tournaments, training camps and business seminars for these schools as attend. The UTA network includes various organizations and independent schools that are looking to preserve traditional Taekwondo while adapting to modern techniques and philosophies.
Individual students, schools and intire organizations find the UTA to be a wonderful home for all their Martial Arts needs. The UTA offers rank certifications, Training, regional, national and international level tournaments, travel, instructor certifications and business training. For more information about joining the United Taekwondo Alliance please contact Master Jason Wadley.