Mr. Fermin Mendoza is the Chief Instructor of the Black Belt Academy in Fort Payne. Mr. Mendoza is a 5th. Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and 2nd. Degree Blue Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Mr. Mendoza has over 10 years of experience teaching taekwondo. In February of 2008 he opened Black Belt Academy in Fort Payne. To service the great area of Dekalb County and surrounding areas. I love to teach Martial Arts under the tenets of taekwondo. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self- control and Indomitable Spirit. I believe that Discipline, respect, hard work and perseverance are the tools for success in life.
Seanna lance began taking taekwondo from Mr. Fermin Mendoza when she was 5 years old. Seanna always enjoy learning new things like self defense, sparring, board breaking and especially new forms. When Seanna was a green belt, she competed in her first tournament where she earned 1st place in forms and 2nd place in sparring. She continues to compete in tournaments. The week Seanna turned 8 years old, she earned her 1st Degree Black Belt. In 2018, Seanna became a Junior Instructor. She loves ninja nights at Black Belt Academy. Seanna also loves dance and tumbling classes. She is a pee-wee cheerleader for the Fort Payne wildcats 10 year and under boys. In june of 2019 she won the American Taekwondo Foundation National Championship.