Master Spillmann was, at times, a very difficult child and needed discipline and focus. So to keep him active at the age of four (1960s), his parents started him in Judo and Korean Karate at the local YMCA in New Jersey. Learning the martial arts helped him overcome many serious health issues and improve his focus.
Master Spillmann has been training in Taekwon-Do and the martial arts for almost 50 years and has been seen in printed media, movies, and several television shows. He has been a strong teaching force in the Martial Arts community for over 37 years and has helped many Masters achieve successful academies and lives, through his teaching and professional business methods. He has worked with professional fighters, professional athletes, law enforcement, the US Military and even with several foreign military units teaching hand to hand combative and street defensive techniques. He has performed demonstrations for many city events including a demonstration in front of 15,000 people at the Orlando Magic Arena halftime show. He has also taught self-defense and motivational seminars for several major companies.
Master Spillmann has assisted many adults and youths not only in learning superior martial arts and practical self-defense, but improving life skills, overcoming anger issues, overcoming drug addictions, improving goal setting skills, conquering confidence problems, overcoming concentration issues and developing positive thinking, while acquiring peace of mind and inner strength. Through his elite leadership martial arts programs, many students have achieved top grades, have gone on to top universities and have been very successful in their careers and very happy in their lives.
Master Spillmann has overcoming many health struggles and a challenging childhood, has received many trophies and medals for competing in martial arts competitions and awards for his dedication to martial arts and teaching. He has fostered children and worked assisting youths in poverty stricken areas in the USA, India and throughout the world, to become outstanding citizens and future leaders. He has also raised thousands for charity over the years with his amazing block breaking strength and even holds a record for breaking over 411 concrete blocks for Saint Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research, shattering all his previous records. In late 1987, he broke 250 (3x8x16) End-cap Blocks in under 48 seconds for D.A.R.E. He also continues to help raise funds for local charities, schools, and fundraising events. Master Spillmann has, received several community awards, a state commendation for public service and even a national award and a state senate award. Master Spillmann additionally received many other citations for dedication to the Taekwon-Do community.
Master Spillmann has also written several business manuals and a martial arts business book to help other school owners teach, structure and run professional academies. He has served on the advisory boards of a University and several private companies. Because of his skills, he has held several vice president positions for several major martial arts organizations. He has a vast history of training, including training under Grandmaster S. J Kim, Grandmaster Y.K. Kim, Grandmaster K.H. Lee and many other world renowned grandmasters and teachers.
Master Spillmann has worked hard to achieve the levels of 8th Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do, 7th Degree Black Belt in HapKiDo, 4th Degree Black Belt in Karate, Black Belt in Rocian Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and in several other martial art styles. Master Spillmann also boxed and was a sparring partner for several world champions and pro-fighters. Master Spillmann is one of the highest ranking instructors in the country; he has produced hundreds of Black Belts and many school owners worldwide. He is a certified world examiner, strength and conditioning coach, AAU Taekwon-Do Olympic and Point Sparring Coach and former referee.
Master Spillmann and his family have produced many superior black belts, national champions, top competitors, life champions, and changed the lives of many children and adults. Through his black belt leadership methods taught at his academies for several decades, students have gained wealth, happiness, health and have gone on to many top universities and fantastic careers.
He says his program works best when parents treat his program as a life education not just a seasonal sport, and when students attend on a regular basis and work hard to achieve a black belt.