Master Instructor

Our Master Instructor, Susan R. Winter, is a sixth degree black belt in Taekwondo and a first degree black belt in Haidong Gumdo. Her background in emergency medicine and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, brings Miss Winter a unique and well rounded knowledge base to her instruction.


  • ATA Worldwide Legacy Facilitator (Instructor Trainer)
  • TAC Krav Maga Certified
  • ATA Karate for Kids (7-12 year)
  • ATA Tigers (3-6 year olds)
  • ATA Leadership Program
  • Child Safety and Abduction Prevention
  • S.H.A.R.P. (sexual harassment and rape prevention)
  • Protech (weapons training system) certifications

Celebrating over 25 years with ATA and 21 years in Princeton she continues to train in multiple arts and weapons bringing her students the best opportunities for their continued growth. She is also a volunteer on the National Special Abilities Eligibility committee, and continues to work with the ATA to ensure Special Abilities martial artist have their needs met. Competition is still a fun part of her training and she is a multiple State, District champ and top ten finishes; however, she continues to profess that she competes for the camaraderie and not just the victories. Her role as the Regional Tournament Team Leader limits her ability to compete, but she finds great pleasure in the success of her students as they compete.

Master Winter finds the most joy in the success of all of her students, not just the top ten finishers, and in the number of students now pursuing or having earned their college and post graduate degrees.