Our Instructors

Master Ian Jensen

Master Ian Jensen

Instructor & Co-Owner

Master Jensen started his martial arts journey in 2005 as an adult. A few months in he decided to dedicate his life fully to his training, often training 6 days a week for hours at a time. With this dedication he earned his black belt in Taekwondo in under 2 years, while also beginning his studies in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Hapkido, Boxing, and Escrima/Kali. Currently Master Jensen holds a 5th Dan in Taekwondo, 1st Dan in Hapkido, and a Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Master Jensen has entered and won numerous competitions. He continues to train and compete as much as possible, and loves to share the arts with anyone willing to put in the work. He continually evaluates and updates our curriculum to bring us the latest techniques in self-defense. He is also a certified kettle-ball instructor, and loves demonstrating the use of historical weapons.

Master Shannon Duval

Master Shannon Duval

Instructor & Co-Owner

Master Duval (also known as Ms. Shannon) holds a 4th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and has qualified for the US Nationals Team for Full Contact Stick Fighting five times:  2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018. She currently holds the World title in Senior Women’s Double Stick. Her Kali training is under the direction of Guru Edie Mesina, Tuhon Apolo Ladra, and Guru Benjamin Salas.  She is a certified iKali instructor under Tuhon Apolo Ladra and oversees our Kali4Kids program. She also holds a Ph.D in philosophy, and when not teaching or training in martial arts, or wrangling her three teenagers, she teaches full time at the university level.

“If anyone had told me on the day I began martial arts training that I would go on to earn a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, own a school, and compete at the National and World level, I would have laughed, literally. I started because a doctor had recommended it might be helpful for my young son to do family martial arts. I am not particularly naturally athletically gifted, barely coordinated, had no martial arts background, and was in my 30s with young children.  Martial arts training has molded me into a person who is unafraid to take on new challenges, imagines new possibilities, and realized and continues to realize successes that were unimaginable in my past.

It is my belief that we are happier, stronger, and enjoy a deeper peace of mind when we know we have equipped ourselves with the basic physical competencies we need to be safe and to assist others in need. It means a lot to me to see how empowering it is when students begin to realize the strength and skill they possess and can develop.”

Master Allen Lloyd

Master Allen Lloyd

Instructor

Master Allen Lloyd has been training in martial arts since the age of five. He currently holds a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo. He is father to Charlie, and works full time as a car mechanic when not teaching our classes.

Professor Benjamin Salas

Professor Benjamin Salas

BJJ Instructor

Professor Salas, a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Carlson Gracie Junior, is an IBJJF World, Pan American, and European Medalist and owner/operator of Seamless Progression Academy.He has 20+ years of experience with various martial arts as well as a vast military and law-enforcement career around the globe.

Kylie Lanza

Kylie Lanza

Instructor

Kylie holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo. Her training started 7 years ago at Lake Country Martial Arts, and she is currently the assistant instructor to the 4-6 year old class. She enjoys coming to class to learn new techniques and finds inspiration in her instructors. Martial arts allowed her to gain more confidence, and the ability to think on the spot. When she isn’t training she can be found playing tennis, traveling to new countries, competing in school math meets, or playing for girls golf at Arrowhead.

 

Eli Buran

Eli Buran

Instructor

Eli currently holds a deputy belt in Taekwondo, and started training with her family at the age of 5. Although she took a break for a couple of years, she returned to the sport she loves. She’s a freshman at UW Waukesha studying statistics and psychology.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and theatre. Teaching at LCMA is gaining her experience in communicating effectively with others.  

Elizabeth Meade

Elizabeth Meade

Instructor

Elizabeth Meade holds a black belt in Taekwondo, as well as a black belt in kempo karate. Her training started in martial arts at the age of 4 with her family. She is the primary instructor for our 4-6 year old class. She has learned a lot of things from martial arts, but the thing she thinks is the most important is self confidence. Second is always knowing she can get herself out of a situation. Her best piece of advice for anyone in martial arts is to always show up to class- especially on the days you don’t want to. Those are the days it is most important to come!

Kevin LeClair

Kevin LeClair

Kali4Kids Instructor

Kevin has a first degree black belt in Taekwondo, and has been training at Lake Country Martial Arts since the age of 5. He is also actively training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kali. He values his training at a high level and plans to pursue it further. When teaching, he believes the teacher’s job is not just to teach the material, but also to inspire the students to learn.

Jim LeClair

Kali4Kids Instructor

Jennifer Zellmer

Kali4Kids Instructor

Karen Savitskij

Karen Savitskij

Marketing Communications

Karen started Old World style Taekwondo under Grandmaster Yun Yong Cho at the age of 14. She went on to study MMA and women’s self defense with Dan Moriarty, and boxing and kickboxing at the UFC. She credits martial arts for giving her confidence and keeping her safe during her high school and college years. Her 2 boys are now students at our Dojo. She holds a MBA and a MA in Marketing, sits on the Town Hall Library Board, and volunteers at North Lake School and as a Master Gardener throughout the Milwaukee/ Waukesha area.  

Ellie Roeglin

Ellie Roeglin

Certified Instructor in Training Student

Elizabeth holds a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo, and has been training since kindergarten. Taekwondo not only taught her the value of hard work and with physical discipline, but also built up her confidence. Even though she will always be an introvert at heart, she is now bold enough to do many things that she never would have been able to do before.Through her long years of training, Elizabeth has found her confidence and a sport that she loves, and she is truly thankful for both.

Max Meade

Certified Instructor in Training Student

Max has a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo, and has studied Karate and Kali under Guru Edie Mesina, Tuhon Bobby Ladra, and Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje. He started twelve years ago at the age of 6 with with his family, and has been training ever since. Max is looking forward to returning to tournament competition in 2018, and in teaching more of the kids Kali classes.

Sarah Roeglin

Sarah Roeglin

Certified Instructor in Training Student

Sarah has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo, and started in kindergarten. There have been several times where she has wanted to quit because she felt she wasn’t any good at it, but she didn’t. She learned if she keeps trying at something without giving up, she is going to get better no matter what. She also participates in cross country, track, and drama at her high school.

Alex Raab

Alex Raab

Certified Instructor in Training Student

Alex started his Taekwondo career at the age of six. Along the way he picked up other types of martial arts, among them Kali and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Alex also plays tennis, volleyball and, in his free time, enjoys fishing and downhill skiing. Currently an eighth grader at Swallow School, Alex is looking forward to being a freshman at Arrowhead next year.