Our Instructors

JT Smith

Senior Instructor

  • Lead Pathfinder Instructor, Rancho Bernardo
  • Leadership Team University Director
  • Ninja Camp Lead Instructor
  • After School Program Instructor
  • Member of SwiftKick’s Demonstration Team
  • Black Belt in Applied Martial Arts

Mr. Smith has been with Swiftkick since the summer of 2007. He had previously studied Katana (The Japanese Sword) along with other martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do. Mr. Smith also writes novels, poetry and music.

Personal Statement: “It is through the next generation, not our own, that we are given a chance to change the world.”

JT@swiftkickma.com
858.385.1600

Debbie Green

Lead Instructor

  • Lead Instructor for Explorer Program, Rancho Bernardo
  • After School Program Instructor
  • Special Needs Instructor
  • Assistant Instructor for Pathfinder Program
  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Happily Married mother of two

After watching her children have fun training in Martial Arts, she decided to train along side them. Mrs. Green attained the rank of black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been training for 10 years. Her area of expertise is with the 3-5 year old age group, After School Enrichment Programs and students with special needs.

Personal Statement: “What better way to give back to the community than to start students off on the right path towards success both in their personal and academic lives. To be strong, confident and respectful in all they do”.

debbie@swiftkickma.com
858.385.1600

David Welchons

Lead Instructor, Carlsbad

  • Instructor for PathFinder, Impact and Champion Programs

760.930.9300

Mike Appel

Senior Instructor

  • Instructor for PathFinder, Impact and Champion Programs

Doug Welchons

Instructor

  • Instructor for PathFinder, Impact and Champion Programs

858.385.1600

Sam Turpin

Instructor

  • Instructor for PathFinder, Impact and Champion Programs

760.930.9300

Rowan Spooner

Assistant Instructor

  • Instructor for PathFinder, Impact and Champion Programs

760.930.9300