About Us

A bit about us

 

Who are we?

We are a family of dedicated martial artists!  My name is Dave Wojcik and I have been a citizen in the Tyrone area for the last 10 years.  During that time I taught the martial arts at the Kedron Center in Peachtree City for 3 years and for the last 7 years I have had my own studio in Tyrone.  I have produced multiple state champions in Judo along with a National and International champion.  My entire family is dedicated to the martial arts, my wife Natalie while although not on the mat, helps with books, transportation, and running of Judo tournaments.  My oldest son, Derek (20) is a 16-time state champion, national champion and was named outstanding competitor for the state of Georgia in 2002,2005 through 2010.  Derek was named to the 2010 and 2011 world team as well as the 2011 pan am team.  Derek has been practicing Judo and Jujitsu since he was 3.  Cody (17) started Jujitsu when he was 3 and Judo at age 7.  Cody owns 7 state titles and was named most outstanding competitor in 2003,2006 and 2008 for the state of Georgia.  Both also help in my classes as both student and teacher.  Breanna (11) you will find in all classes from 3 to 12 as she loves to teach, at the ripe ole age of 11 she has been to 300 plus classes.  She loves to show the new kids how to do the skills.  She was named 2006,2007 and 2008 most outstanding female competitor.  That only leaves Jason who is 8, As most of you know he is now on the mat and can be found in any and all classes. As for the rest of my family, you will see them every day on the mat.  Some of the other people that you will see as leaders and teachers at our club are 1.  Alan Ringel, black belt.  2.  Derek Wojcik, black belt.  3.  Mark Dies, Black belt.  4. Steve Whitty Black Belt.  5. Nancy Mcollugh, Mike Kaufmann and Robert Baxter all brown belts.  We here at Ippon consider ourselves family both inside the club as well as outside.  I am a 3rd degree black belt in Judo and a 3rd degree black belt in Jujitsu.  I am also certified in 4 Katas as well as a Regional 1,2 and 3 ref as well as being a certified level 1 and 2 coach.  Our club is certified through the U.S.J.A, U.S.A Judo and Shoshin Ryu.  When not here, you will find us either on the basketball court or baseball diamond.  I  have also been head coach of Cody’s basketball team for the last 6 years.  Our goal here at Ippon is simple, we want you to have fun, make friends, have better self confidence in your self and be able to protect yourself if that situation comes about.  From us you can expect a friendly non-threatening atmosphere, dedicated professionals here to assist you in meeting your goals and a great learning atmosphere.  We welcome the chance to meet you and assist you in achieving your goals.