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Master Lesser currently teaches of MacKenzie’s TaeKwon-Do and Hapkido Institute in Voorhees, NJ.


Andrew Lesser began his martial arts training in Tae Kwon-Do at Kim’s Karate at the age of 7. Achieving Black Belt rank at age 11, Master Lesser became one of the first Black Belts to train at the newly developed Hiyashiya Martial Arts Academy under the instruction of Patrick Haynes. Following his training at Hiyashiya, Master Lesser trained with U.S. Olympic Team Member Master Scott Conrad in Tang Soo Do, competing in Full Contact Tournaments on local, state, and national levels.

After competing in and winning the Weapons Competition at the 1996 National Fight for Cancer Tournament in Atlantic City, NJ, Master Lesser reconnected with Grandmaster Kenneth P. MacKenzie, who coached him at the Echelon YMCA many years prior. Andrew decided to join Grandmaster MacKenzie’s TaeKwon-Do and Hapkido Institute in Voorhees, NJ, and subsequently earned his 2nd and  3rd Black Belt ranks. In October 2008, Master Lesser received his 4th Degree Black Belt rank in Tae Kwon-Do, and his 5th degree Black Belt from Grandmaster Hwang, Kwang Sung of the Unified International TaeKwon-Do Federation.  Master Lesser is also ranked a 1st Degree Black Belt in Sin Moo Hapkido under its founder DoJuNim Ji, Han Jae. He currently teaches at the MacKenzie Tae-Kwon Do and Hapkido Institute in Voorhees, in addition to hosting seminars and classes in areas such as techniques, sparring, weapons, and philosophy. Master Lesser is also the author of a series of articles published in Tae Kwon-Do Times Magazine, the leading martial arts publication in the world.

In January 2010, Master Lesser was formally inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame for Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts. He continues to use the skills he acquires every day as a public school educator in his commitment to imparting the benefit of martial arts to students of all ages.

Master Lesser is also the author of the “The TaeKwon-Do Patterns Resource” series, detailing a comprehensive study of each TaeKwon-Do pattern including history, philosophy, and individual movements. Currently, the series contains the first nine TaeKwon-Do patterns from white belt to black belt, and is an indispensible resource for all those who wish to perfect their skills in the martial arts. Call 609-707-2465, e-mail, or download the attached Order Form (PDF) below to order your copy today!

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