[et_pb_section fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label=”Fullwidth Header” title=”Team VMA” subhead=”Our skilled leaders are here to teach and mentor you to a more fulfilled and healthy life.” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”] [/et_pb_fullwidth_header][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_team_member admin_label=”Master Vigil” name=”Joesph Vigil” position=”Master” image_url=”http://vortexicma.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Master_Vigil.jpg” animation=”left” background_layout=”light”]

Master Vigil has been teaching Taekwondo for over 12 years. Dedicated to Martial Arts since the first day, he has competed nationally and internationally. Vigil has won as the Texas State Champion as well as the Utah State Champion in the past. Master Vigil has also been a 1-time National Champion. Vigil moved to Texas to teach and train under the Korean 9th Degree Grand Masters Jung Ki Choi and Whan Ki Choi. He has taught and trained in Korea, however, currently he and his wife teach and manage a very successful Taekwondo program for several YMCA, homeschool, and daycare programs with over 500 students.

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Mrs. Vigil found her love for Taekwondo after meeting her husband in 2004. In 2008 she put her degree in Entrepreneurship and International Business from Baylor University to use when they founded Vortexic Martial Arts. She had always dreamed of owning her own business, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she resigned from her position at an Oil & Gas firm to dedicate all of her time energy to their rapidly growing business. Mrs. Vigil earned her black belt in 2010 and spent several years teaching beside her husband until their first child arrived. Now with their two little ones, she dedicates her time to doing all the behind scenes work while caring for her family. When she’s not working on the family business and chasing little ones, she enjoys spending time with her extended family, listening to Latin music and learning new ways to make their business even better for their students and employees. Inspirational Quote: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. — Chinese Proverb

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Master Bell started martial arts when he was a young child under the guidance of his father, who holds black belts in several martial arts disciplines. Master Bell was most attracted to art of Hapkido and has since achieved his 4th degree in black belt under the tutelage of Grandmaster J.K. Choi with UMA Hapkido. Master Bell is celebrating 6 years of marriage and has one son. He currently leads our Hapkido program in Katy at our main location. Master Bell also works full time as the Director of Operations for his company. When he’s not fulfilling that role, or teaching Hapkido, he is spending time with his family. Master Bell expertise has allowed us to expand our program and provide a new challenge to our students. Life quote, “Live life to the fullest and make every second count.”

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Instructor Hanson first started his Taekwondo training at the age of 5 under Master Leb Kemp at American Kids Athletics. After a long 7 years of training and maturing, he earned his black belt in November of 2003. With further training, he was able to compete in the 2004 AAU National Tae Kwon Do Championship where he earned a gold medal in Olympic-style sparring. He returned in 2006 bringing home a bronze medal. Instructor Hanson’s love for teaching grew in late 2012 when he jumped on board with Vortexic Martial Arts. He is currently the lead instructor at our school. Instructor Hanson graduated from Morton Ranch High School in 2010 and is currently attending the University of Houston Main Campus pursuing a degree in English. In his spare time, he is a very passionate break-dancer and travels the country alongside the Hazardous Zombies Krew. Instructor Hanson’s Inspirational Quote: “You can do anything you put your mind to.

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Instructor Dionisio began her journey in Taekwondo in 2010 with Vortexic Martial Arts under Master Joe Vigil. She worked very diligently through the ranks and received her black belt in 2012. In 2013 Instructor Dionisio joined Vortexic as an Assistant Instructor. Instructor Dionisio and her husband Armando have been married for 11 years and have 2 children. Instructor Dionisio participated in the first Annual Vortexic Sparring Seminar earning a level one certificate. She also participates in our Hapkido classes. Instructor Dionisio has attended 4 tournaments where she has received three gold medals and one silver medal for sparring, four silver medals in forms and two trophies. She serves on our testing panel and is currently a second-degree black belt. She also recently earned her yellow belt in Hapkido. Instructor Dionisio’s Inspirational Quote: “I am a martial artist. I see through different eyes. I see a bigger picture when others see grey skies. Though many can’t conceive it, I stand…facing the wind. My bravery is not from fighting, but from my strength within. I am a martial artist. I’ll walk the extra mile. Not because I have to, but because it’s worth my while. I know that I am different, when I stand on a crowded street. I know the fullness of winning; I’ve tasted the cup of defeat. I am a martial artist. They say I walk with ease. Though trained for body harm, my intentions are for peace. The world may come and go, but a different path I’ll choose. A path I will not stray from, no matter, win or lose.

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Instructor Keel became involved in Taekwondo while she and her husband Ben resided in Colorado. They have been married for 13 years and are parents to 5 very energetic children. She was blessed to be trained under Grand Master Robert Stevens of Stevens Taekwondo in Denver Colorado. After years of training she received her black belt following the birth of her first child. She took a break from Taekwondo to focus on raising her family.  She has always had a special place in her heart for Taekwondo, and is excited to be part of the Vortexic family. Her oldest three children and husband are now part of the Vortexic program as well. Instructor Keel works part time as a Speech Language Pathologist and has a passion working with children and adults with disabilities. Her family entered the world of homeschooling this year and they enjoy going on the road in their RV and seeing the sights they learn about in person. She also loves to run, can never find her keys, and hasn’t met a cup of coffee she doesn’t like. Instructor Keel life quote “Pray and let God worry” Martin Luther.

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Instructor Hart is a senior at Taylor High School and is part of their orchestra program. She began to pursue Taekwondo as a beneficial exercise and fell in love with it not only as a fun activity, but also as a sport and a way of life. She earned her black belt in 2013 and now assists as an instructor.

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