Head Instructor Master Rachael Macy, a 4th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, started her martial arts training, alongside her parents and siblings, at the tender age of 4 years old. Her original instructor was Master Jim DeBacca, a legendary competitor, trainer and martial arts instructor in Santa Rosa, California.
From a young age, Master Macy cultivated a passion for the art of Tang Soo Do, as well as a love for teaching and helping other students in their black belt journey. In 2001, her family moved to Middleburg, Florida and her mother, Master Jan Lappin, opened Middleburg Martial Arts. Master Macy spent her high school years working as lead instructor at Middleburg Martial Arts and continued to train and compete while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and graduating in the top 10% of her class.
Master Macy earned her 4th degree Masters belt in March 2018 within the World Tang Soo Do Association. She continues to follow her passion for helping kids, adults and families better themselves through the martial arts and forging a black belt team with a strong focus on life-skill and leadership development.