Staff
Robert Giorgio
Owner
Mr. Giorgio has been practicing Taekwon-Do for 31 years and has been teaching Taekwon-Do, Taerobixx and boxing techniques since he opened his first MetroWest area studio in 1987.  He has competed in many international and national tournaments and as part of his study of Taekown-Do, attended annual seminars held by General Choi Hong Hi, the founder of Taekwon-Do.  He brings the direct teachings of General Choi as well as his own many years of experience to provide classes with proven techniques for generating power, body control, physical conditioning, and mental stamina.  Mr. Girogio's goal for the school is to provide a fun, safe environment where students of all ages can learn valuable lessons in discipline, perseverance, and self-control.  He is committed to helping his students achieve self-confidence through effort, focus, and dedication.
Marcus Goldman, M.D.
Director, Sports Psychiatry
Marcus Goldman received his undergraduate degree from Union College and his medical degree from the State University of New York/Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goldman is an associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and has had past academic and teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Goldman is the author of numerous books, including "The Joy of Fatherhood" and "Kleptomania." Dr. Goldman has assessed and worked with hundreds of students with anxiety, depression, developmental and attentional disorders as well as the emotional issues that arise from physical injury.
Alex Gough
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Alex started Taekwon-Dio at age six in 2004. He has been teaching at Giorgio's since 2010 and works with children of all ages as well as adults.  Alex tested for his USTF/ITF 2nd Dan in May of 2013 and holds certification number: USTF-2-3093.  He has competed in regional, national and international Taekwon-do tournaments, and is a part of a traveling competition team. He is a USTF  class "C" Referee.  He is a certified lifeguard and is certified in first aid, CPR and AED operation. 
Lisa Hanson
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Lisa Hanson is a 2nd Dan and has been at the Giorgio's School of Taekwon-Do since 2001.  Lisa has been an instructor at Giorgio's since 2006. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education and taught Special Education and Early Childhood Education for many years. Lisa has been married to her husband for 23 years and is the mother of four children.
Two of her children have practiced Taekwon-Do. Her daughter will be testing for her black belt this year and her son is a blue belt. 
Jeffrey Sullivan
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Jeffrey started Taekwon-Do at Giorgio's at age 4.  He started teaching youth classes in 2011.  Jeffery will be testing for his 2nd Dan in May of 2014.  He knows CPR, first aid and AED operation.  He is also a certified life guard. 
Brandon Waddill
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Brandon started Taekwon-Do in 2005 at age 5.  Now, Brandon is 14 and has been teaching youth classes at Giorgio's for 3 years.  He tested for his 2nd Dan in May, 2013.  Brandon is a USTF Class "C" referee and attends local tournaments as both competitor and judge.  Brandon's favorite part of Taekwon-Do are the children and adults that make up Giorgio's Taekwon-Do school.
Lior Dahan
Taekwon-Do Instructor

Lior has been studying Taekwon-Do at Giorgio's for 10 years and has been teaching at Giorgio's for the last 2 years.  Lior received his 1st Dan in May of 2013.  He is a Certified Class "C" referee.  Lior is a Freshman in highshool. 
Chris Thierauf
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Chris started studying Taekwon-Do in 2008.  He is currently a blue belt and is working tirelessly towards his 1st Dan.  Chris has been teaching children's classes at Giorgio's for almost a year.  Chris is also a PMAC31 and vacation workshop instructor.  He has experience in Muay Thai and Karate.

Our Alumni

Annie Lawson
Annie Lawson began her martial arts training in 2002 and is a USTF certified 3rd Dan black belt; certification number USTF-3-1231. Ms. Lawson has been teaching Taekwon-do to children since 2005. Annie is the mother of three martial artists and believes that Taekwon-do is much more then the art of self-defense. While the study of Taekwon-do promotes physical fitness, balance, awareness and self-confidence, she knows the tenets of Taekwon-do - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit - are really a guide to leading a good life. Annie has competed successfully in several regional taekwon-do patterns competitions.
Shahar Dahan
Shahar started Taekwon-Do at Giorgio's at age seven in 2004.  He has been working at the school with children and adults since 2009.  Shahar tested for his USTF/ITF 2nd Dan in May of 2013.  He has competed in regional tournaments and is currently a USTF Class " C" referee.  He is trained in CPR, first aid, and AED operation.  Shahar is also currently training in Krov Maga.
Lori Goldman
Lori is the mother of five boys, ages 9 to 19. Her five children and her husband are all black belts.
Lori loves working with children and encouraging their love of martial arts. From her own personal experience with her children, Lori knows firsthand the discipline, confidence and fun, Giorgio’s taekwondo offers to each child. She knows personally how taekwondo has benefited each of her boys in school, personally, and socially.
Zach Goldman
Zach started training with Mister Giorgio at age 4 and is a 2nd degree black belt. Zach has competed nationally.  He is currently attending the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Jake Goldman
Jake started training in Taekown-Do at age 4 at Giorgio's and is now a 2nd Dan. Jake competed nationally in Taekwon-Do tournaments. 
Annie Kundert
Taekwon-Do Instructor, Front Desk
Annie has been trained with Master Giorgio since age 10 and is currently a red belt. She is currently studying at Union College
Grace VanValey
Grace trained with Mister Giorgio starting at age 9 and continuing through high school when she recieved her red belt.
Alex Goldman
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Alex started training with Master Giorgio at age 4 and is currently a 3rd degree black belt. He has competed at the Junior Olympics and nationally. Alex attends Purdue University.
Jon Helinek
Taekwon-Do Instructor
Jonathan Helinek has been training at Giorgio's School of TaekwonDo since September 2002. He tested for second degree black belt in June 2009, and is currently residing in College Park, MD during the schoolyear working to get his Bachelor's in Marketing and Finance.