Our Instructors


Experienced Instructors Focused On Your Success

Martial Arts America offers world-class, family-friendly taekwondo instruction in the Moo Duk Kwan and World Taekwondo tradition. Our instructors are experienced, passionate about the art, and focused on both the physical and personal development of our students. With Martial Arts America, you know you're getting the highest quality instruction.

Grand Master Dan Levenson

Grand Master Dan, 8th dan black belt and certified International Master, is Owner, Chief Instructor and Program Director at Martial Arts America. He holds an AS in Law Enforcement, the Florida Child Care Director Credential, and is a graduate of the Vermont State Police Academy. Grand Master Dan has been training champions in the martial arts, and in life, for more than 30 years.

Master Matt Soyster

Master Matt, 5th dan black belt and certified International Master, began his training under Grand Master Dan and Grand Master Hank Giles. He views taekwondo as a great way to mentally refresh and physically re-energize, and is passionate about sharing his knowledge so others can benefit as he has and lead better quality lives. Master Matt holds a BA from Florida State University and a JD from Stetson University College of Law.

Master Donavan Barrett

Master Donavan, 4th dan black belt, began training at age seven under Grand Master Dan and Master Tom Troy. An avid competitor, Master Donavan wins medals competing with the best in the state at regional tournaments, and with the best in the country at the National Championships. He is a college student pursuing a business degree and eventual ownership of his own taekwondo school.

For more information about the Martial Arts America staff or training programs, please contact us at 813-835-5425 or by clicking here.