Chung Kim's Black Belt Academy
7th Degree Black Belt

Duane Spellious

Duane Spellious
As a young elementary school student in the 1960’s, Duane Spellious often struggled because of his learning disability. In those days, schools were sometimes callous and cruel environments for kids that were a little different. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was not recognized as the syndrome it is today.

In June of 1980, after the death of his father and realizing that life was too short, Duane started training in Tae Kwon Do. “It was Tae Kwon Do that brought me a sense of purpose and perspective to my life. I was able to focus my energy, build my self-confidence, and condition my body.” He adds, “And I found leadership skills emerging the longer I trained.”

Masters Duane and Linda Spellious opened their first Tae Kwon Do school in 1987 at the Rock Valley Athletic Club, later moving it to Moline Nautilus. In 1997 they finally expanded and moved their operation to the South Park Mall, with the help of their two sons, Tyler (4th Dan) and Jake (2nd Dan). Masters Duane and Linda Spellious opened their first Tae Kwon Do school in 1987 at the Rock Valley Athletic Club, later moving it to Moline Nautilus. In 1997 they finally expanded and moved their operation to the South Park Mall, with the help of their two sons, Tyler (4th Dan) and Jake (2nd Dan).

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