Our Staff

Positive Role Models Who Will Encourage Your Child to Succeed

Kids need strong role models who set a positive example for them to follow. Yet, everyone knows that kids can’t look up to professional athletes anymore – so where can they turn for positive examples to follow?

Our answer to this question is our professional staff of caring instructors. We honestly believe our martial arts instructors are some of the best role models your child could have.

Experience has shown us that kids respond to our martial arts teachers in ways that no other coach or instructor can match. Because we realize how much our students look up to us, we work hard to set a positive example for them by living the martial arts principles of honesty, integrity, courage, kindness, and self-control.

As you know, children are hard-wired to seek attention and approval. So, when kids see positive behaviors demonstrated by our instructors, they are strongly driven to display those same behaviors in their own actions.

Master Tony Rogers
Master Instructor

Master Tony RogersMaster Tony Rogers has extensive backgrounds in Aikido, Shotokan Karate, Hand to Hand Self Defense Techniques, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, Ground Grappling, Kung Fu and Combat Hapkido. Master Tony is always expanding his knowledge of martial arts by studying under different Masters from around the globe. He was inducted into the martial arts hall of Fame in 2002. His current credentials include:

  • Combat Hapkido: Fifth Degree
  • Jiu-Jitsu: Third Degree
  • Tae Kwon Do: Third Degree
  • Kickboxing: Sixth Degree
  • Instructor Certification for Grappling and Aikido
  • MMA: Expert Instructor Standing & Ground Techniques
    for Pro Fighters

After Studying martial arts all his life he found that he wasn’t happy with traditional martial arts as a method of self defense. His philosophy was that traditional martial arts lacked the freedom to try a new technique or move another way. The classes were often stiff and cold and self promoters promised to teach you self defense, but instead, taught you forms and kicks that you’re not able to do without months of practice even in your best physical condition. It’s a great exercise and looks very cool, but it isn’t self defense.

Tony Rogers joined the International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) in 1999. Master Tony stated “I’m privileged to be a student of Grand Master John Pelligrini and the ICHF. I had to look for a long time for a system that was easily taught, easily learned and most important, devastatingly effective in it’s purpose.” Since opening his do-jang in 1999, he has taught hundreds of people of all shapes, ages, and sizes to defend themselves. He continues today to hold seminars for government agencies, airline staff, and local law enforcement.


Kevin Burnette
Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Kevin BurnetteKevin Burnette has been training with Master Tony since June 2008.  He has earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do – 2nd Degree, American Free Style – 1st Degree, Karakido – 1st Degree, and ranked in Tang Soo Do – 1st GUP.  He has also studied Krav Maga, Small Circle Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Boxing, and Kickboxing.  Kevin has competed at the Battle of Atlanta and numerous other Mid-Atlantic area amateur full contact tournaments.

Kevin was looking for a more practical style of martial arts when he heard about a new martial arts school (Full Circle martial arts) opening up in the area.  After his first meeting with Master Tony, Kevin knew where he and his family would continue their martial arts training.  He believes that Combat Hapkido is one of the most realistic, effective, and useful self-defense marital art that he had found during his 27 years of marital art training.  Master Tony is very knowledgeable and an excellent instructor.  Kevin and his family enjoy training with Master Tony and recommends his do-jang to everyone.

Master Tony and Kevin have developed a total fitness program that builds cardio, core strength, and functional muscle which is necessary for full contact competitions ( i.e., Mixed martial arts fights, Tough Man Contests, Full Contact Kickboxing and Boxing).  The combination of ground fighting techniques, stand up boxing skills, and the fitness program will make anyone an excellent all around fighter.  But make no mistake, the fitness program is not just for fighters ¾- it is also great for anyone wanting to get into shape or to lose weight.


Keren RogersKeren Jordan
Black Belt: Tae Kwon Do
Ranked in Hapkido

Keren runs the After School Care and Summer Camp Program at Full Circle Martial Arts. She has run the After School Care and Summer Camp Programs since the early 1990’s, concentrating on fitness issues for children.

Full Circle Martial Arts is proud to have Keren’s expertise as a staff member!


Tony Rogers IITony E Rogers II

Tony “Toe” Rogers has practiced martial arts since he was 4 years old. He has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Kickboxing, and a second Dan in Hapkido, as well as extensive experience in Standing and Ground techniques.

Toe has won numerous first place trophies in Sport or Point Sparring tournaments. For the last five years, he has concentrated on the fight techniques that he will use if he decides to go into the professional fighting arena.

Toe enjoys helping with After School Care and Summer Camp. He works with people of all ages, teaching and practicing his art.




Tony Rogers IIITony L Rogers III
Junior Staff Aide

Tony “Tee” has practiced martial arts since he was 4 years old. He has earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is working towards his Black in Hapkido.

Tee has won numerous first place trophies in Sport or Point Sparring martial arts. He works with children and teenagers, teaching and practicing martial arts.  Tee helps teach the ASC and SC children martial arts and plans to continue learning Martial Arts throughout his life.