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The IDSA Executive Staff


Chief Instructor

- Self Defense America -

Headquarters School

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International Disabled
Self-Defense Association


  • Over 13 years of Martial Arts experience
  • 4th Degree Black Belt- Tae Kwon Do
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt- Combat Hapkido
  • World Kido Certification - Hapkido
  • Licensed Police Defensive Tactics Instructor - IPDTI
  • North Carolina State Director - International Combat Hapkido Federation
  • North Carolina State Director - Independent Tae Kwon Do Association
  • Director, IDSA Martial Arts Instructor & School Owner Training Program
  • Seminar Leader - International Combat Hapkido Federation
  • Master Instructor Certification in TaeKwonDo - 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Member of Master's Council - Independent TaeKwonDo Association
  • Kukkiwon Certification
  • Instructor Certification in Combat Hapkido
  • Instructor Certification in "Defense-Ability" Combat Hapkido for the Disabled
  • Member Board of Directors - "International Disabled Self-Defense Association"

  • 1998: Inducted into the National Martial Arts Hall of Fame
    "Outstanding Instructor"
  • 2001: Inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame
    "Master Instructor of the Year

In addition to Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, Master Landaas has studied and/or researched and continues to research various Martial Arts by attending seminars and training with other instructors. Some of these martial arts include Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Kali, Shotokan Karate, Aikido, Judo, Jujitsu, and various Ground Fighting Systems.


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