Mr. Daniel Penton

3rd Degree Black Belt

Bio

Mr. Penton knew two things from the first Taekwondo Class he took with his instructor, Sr Master Andrew Latherow. First, he knew he wanted to be a black belt. Second, he knew that he wanted to become an American Taekwonodo Association (ATA) Certified Instructor and share his passion for Martial Arts with others. He began his instructor training with the American Taekwondo Association under Master Latherow’s guidance and was able to achieve both of his goals. He earned his Black Belt, and in 2010 Sr. Master Latherow gave him the opportunity to take over ownership and operation of M.Y. Martial Arts-Titusville.

Mr. Penton believes that all of his students can use the goal setting techniques of Songahm Taekwondo and the ATA’s unique training program to not only earn a black belt, but also to achieve success in all areas of their lives. Whether your goal is to improve your self-discipline, self-confidence, your ability to defend yourself from threats or improve your fitness, he is confident that M.Y. Martial Arts-Titusville has the right program for you.

While Mr. Penton enjoys running M.Y. Martial Arts-Titusville on a daily basis, he has set new goals and continued his own Martial Arts training to become a better Martial Artist and Instructor. He earned his current rank of 3rd degree black belt at the ATA’s World Tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas in July of 2013. He is an active competitor in the ATA’s Competition Circuit and is currently ranked among the top ten competitors in the World. He is the 2013 Florida State Champion in Forms, Weapons and Combat Weapons Sparring Competition. He also earned the 2014 Southeastern District Champion Title in Traditional Weapons and was 2d place in the World Tournament of Champions in Combat Weapons Sparring. He also actively trains to improve his skills as an instructor and have the most up to date safety, fitness and Martial Arts training available at our academy and was named the 2014 ATA Region 104 Black Belt of the Year.

He hopes you will be his next student to start achieving your goals today and earn a black belt!

Certifications:
ATA Certified Instructor
ATA Train the Trainer Certification
PPCT Sexual Harrassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) Instructor Certification
ATA Bullying Prevention Trained
PPCT Spontaneous Knife Defense Basic Certification
Gun Disarm and Defense
ATA Sparring Level 1 Instructor
ATA Mid-Range Jahng Bong Instructor
ATA Gum Do Instructor
ATA Ssahng Nat Instructor
ATA Single and Double Ssahng Jeol Bong Instructor
ATA Combat Weapons Sparring Instructor
Warrior X-Fit Certified Instructor
Tai Chi

Titles and Awards:
2014 ATA Region 104 Black Belt of the Year
2014 World Tournament of Champions – 2nd Place Combat Weapons Sparring
2014 Southeast District Champion – Weapons
2014 International Top Ten Competitor – Traditional Weapons
2014 International Top Ten Competitor – Traditional Sparring
2014 International Top Ten Competitor – Combat Weapons Sparring
2014 Florida State Champion – Combat Weapons Sparring
2013 International Top Ten Competitor – Combat Weapons Sparring
2013 Southeast District Champion – Combat Weapons Sparring
2013 Florida State Champion – Traditional Forms
2013 Florida State Champion – Traditional Weapons
2013 Florida State Champion – Combat Weapons Sparring