Black Belt Academy

Meet Our Instructors

Master Suzanne Caudill

Black Belt, 6th Degree


​Master Caudill has been involved in martial arts training for 35+ years. A 6th Degree Black Belt, she has owned and been the Chief Instructor at Caudill's ATA Black Belt Academy since 1986. As a former preschool teacher, she specializes in working with the Tiny Tiger (4-6 year olds) and Karate Kids (7-13 year olds).


As a member of the tournament circuit for many years, Master Caudill was ranked in the Top Ten in the United States 10 years in a row with numerous State Championships in various divisions.


Master Caudill is certified in SHARP Women's Self Defense, single Ssahng Joel Bong (Nunchucka), single and double Bahng Mahng EE (Escrima Stick), Ssahng Nat (Kama), mid and long range Jahng Bong (Bo Staff), Jee Pahng EE (Cane), Sam Dan Bong (3 Section Staff) and Tai Chi.


Master Caudill has found that martial arts training has helped in all aspects of her life and is eager to pass on her knowledge to other students.

Ken May

Jennifer Hoover

3rd Degree Black Belt

Robert Lee

Caudill's  ATA

Robert Lee

3rd Degree Black Belt


​Mr. Lee has also been involved in martial arts training for over 35+ years.  He holds Black Belts in Aikido, Judo and Jujitsu.  He came to the ATA in 2008 and has loved it ever since.  He is an ATA Certified Instructor and is ATA certified in: Oh Sung Do (Broadsword), Gum Do (Katana/Long Sword), and Tai Chi. He competes in the tournament circuit.  He holds a District Championship in Combat Weapons and State Championship in Forms.  


Mr. Lee is an NRA certified Handgun Instructor and works at both the group and individual level on firearms safety, handling and defensive handgun use.  He competes (as time permits) and trains regularly.

Here at Caudill's ATA Black Belt Academy, we have some of the best and brightest instructors to help you and your family in the most personal and professional manner. On this page are our current staff.

Ken May

3rd Degree Black Belt

Jennifer Hoover