Master Paul Biratsis
Master Biratsis currently holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 5th Degree Black in Hap Ki Do and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Yoshitsune Combat Ju-Jitsu. Through his extensive experience with students ranging from children with learning difficulties to military personnel, Master Biratsis has developed the unique ability to see potential in and teach any individual, he strives to help them reach their own personal goals regardless of physical ability. Master Biratsis started training at Manassas Martial Arts in 1981, teaching in 1989 and became owner along with his wife, who is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, in 1998 when his master moved out of state. Master Biratsis continues his training and education in martial arts to ensure that his students receive innovative and quality instruction.
Instructor Carl Lydick
Instructor Carl Lydick began training at Manassas Martial Arts in 1996 and teaching in 2006. He currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a 1st Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do, and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Yoshitsune Combat Ju-Jitsu. Carl's exceptional skill and knowledge of the Martial Arts combined with his strong dedication to training has made him an inspiration to all of us at Manassas Martial Arts.
Assist. Instructor Jesse Gibson
Assistant Instructor Jesse Gibson started at Manassas Martial Arts in January of 2002. Jesse currently holds a 3rd degree in Tae Kwon Do and a 1st degree in Hap Ki Do. Jesse's committment to the arts and his knowledge of his craft set the perfect example for the next generation of black belts. He is a shinning example of a young man and we are proud to have him as part of the Manassas Martial Arts family.
Program Director Korin Biratsis
Korin Biratsis, Paul and Bobbie's daughter, is the schools Program Director. Many of you know her from seeing her around the school, or when she has worked with your children in the past in our After School Program. We are excited about all of our new programs (and some old ones) we are bringing back this year! Have any questions about camp, after school, birthday parities or need assistance with anything, please give her a call!
Additional Assistant Instructors
Assistant Instructor Ryan Napper (TKD)
Assistant Instructor Seth Stanford (TKD)
Assistant Instructor Taylor Briscoe (TKD)