Meet The Instructors

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Masters Billy Joe and Amanda DeVries

devriesMaster Billy Joe and Master Amanda are a Husband & Wife Master Instructor Team.  Both are 4th Degree Black Belts, certified examiners for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and certified self defense instructors.  They have over 20 years of experience training in and teaching Tae Kwon Do.  Ultimate Kicks opened its doors in 1997 and has been going strong ever since.

Master Amanda joined the Ultimate Kicks Family in 1998 and has been fortunate to train under two sets of instructors, Master Wayne & Ms. Marlys Honeyman and Masters Jason & Twyla Meyer, who have been extraordinary mentors.  She became the owner and head instructor of Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do in 2009.

Master Billy Joe joined the Ultimate Kicks Team in February 2012 from Next Level Tae Kwon Do in New Ulm, MN; a fellow Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Association Gym he started with a partner in 2007.  Master Billy Joe is also a certified 3rd Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kum Do (the art of the sword).

Masters Billy Joe and Amanda have a wealth of experience working with people of all ages and walks of life and enjoy every minute of it!  In addition to their passion for Martial Arts and working with students of all ages to set and achieve goals in and out of the gym Master Amanda is a Counselor and Master Billy Joe is a Network Administrator!

Ms. Kelly Sternhagen

kellyMs. Kelly joined the Ultimate Kicks Family in 2008. She attained her 1st Degree Black Belt under Masters Jason & Twyla Meyer & Master Amanda. She has continued her training with Masters DeVries and taken on an active role in the gym to attain her 2nd Degree Black Belt. When Ms. Kelly is not training and teaching she enjoys spending time with her dog, Disco, her family and friends. She has a Masters in Economics. Ms. Kelly has done specialized training with Masters DeVries in order to fully embrace her assistant instructor role in the gym.