Meet Your Instructors

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Each member of the CORE Instructor Staff has been certified through CORE Martial Arts. They are required to maintain their certifications through continued classroom instruction, personal training time where they attend Black Belt class and Instructor Class twice a month. Each is also encouraged to compete through the Oklahoma Karate Association.

Michael Kramp

Michael Kramp Is the Owner and Chief Instructor of CORE Martial Arts. Mr. Kramp began martial arts in 1989. After having trained in Taekwondo and Shito-ryu Karate, he pursued and was successful in achieving his Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate. He went on to earn his 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo in 2006, his 2nd Degree in Taekwondo in 2009, his 3rd Degree black belt and his 4th Degree black belt in 2015. He currently trains under Grand Master Dillard in Taekwondo and the Chuck Norris system of Chun Kuk Do. Mr. Kramp holds membership in the United Fighting Arts Federation, in which Grand Master Dillard is a direct student of Grand Master Chuck Norris. He is also a Level 3 Instructor in Krav Maga. In addition to these arts, he is a Shodan in Kyokushin certified under the North American Kyokushin Organization. Mr. Kramp has trained a number of years in Mixed Martial Arts, improvised weapons and grappling/ground fighting. He is also a Reserve Deputy with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.

Mr. Kramp was chosen for induction into the United States Martial Artist Association Hall of Fame as 2014 Instructor of the Year and also been granted membership into the Association of Masters.

Mr. Kramp is the 2014 Oklahoma State Champion in Kata.

Michael Kramp has logged thousands of hours instructing both adults and children in the martial arts.

His trainings and certifications include:

  • American Taekwondo Association Instructor Certification - 2009
  • Martial Arts Industry Association Instructor College - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • USKMF Level 3 Instructor
  • Krav Maga Global Hostage Training under Eyal Yanilov
  • Certified Black Belt under the North American Kyokushin Organization
  • CPR/First Aid

Christy Kramp

Christy Kramp has spent a lifetime in early and elementary education. She began teaching pre-school in 1989 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Shorter University. Christy Kramp has been a Kindergarten Teacher and is currently a 3rd Grade Teacher for Skyview Elementary in Yukon, OK.

Christy Kramp’s teaching philosophy is guided by The Great Expectations Six Basic Principles (Tenets), as cited by www.greatexpectations.og. These basic principles are similar to what is reflected in the Core Kidz Program as she facilitates it.

Christy is a Level 1 Practioner in Krav Maga under the USKMF and a Green Belt in Taekwondo.

Mrs. Kramp is also an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the Oklahoma Karate Association.

Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Certified teacher: Pre-K through 8th grade
  • Lil' Dragons Facilitation Certification
  • Literacy First Certification
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Emily Kramp

Emily Kramp has been studying martial arts since she was 6 years old! She achieved her 1st Degree Black Belt in Songham Taekwondo in 2008. Her later studies included Kyokushin Karate where she was awarded a Jr. Black Belt and now holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in TKD under Grand Master Michael Dillard and Chief Instructor, Michael Kramp. Ms. Kramp is also a Certified Instructor.

Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Martial Arts Industry Association Instructor College 2013
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Amanda Wagner

Amanda Wager has been studying martial arts since she was 10 years old. She holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in TKD and is a Certified Instructor. Ms. Wager is also the 2014 Oklahoma State Champion in Fighting, with a 2nd Oklahoma State placement in Kata.

Lukas Elmborg

Lukas Elmborg holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Hwa Hwrang Do and also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in TKD. He has been studying martial arts since he was 5 years old. Lukas is a Certified Instructor at CORE Martial Arts & Fitness.

Edgar Gomez

Edgar Gomez is a Junior Instructor Trainee and Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.


Cassie Penick

Ms. Penick has been studying at CORE since 2009 with her 2 sisters and father, and was the first one in her family to achieve Black Belt. She has assisted in hundreds of hours of instruction and currently holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt under Mr. Michael Kramp.

Taylor Treadway

Taylor Treadway started studying martial arts when he was 9 years old. He holds a red belt in Taekwondo under Mr. Michael Kramp where he continues to train. Taylor is also a Blue Belt (8th Kyu) in Kyokushin Karate under Sempai Michael Kramp in the CORE Kyokushin-Kai program. He is currently a Level 1 Instructor in Krav Maga through the USKMF. After 8 years of Military Service he left and is currently a full time student where he is pursuing his Civil Engineering Degree.

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