MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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MASTER KARL OTT

HEAD INSTRUCTOR
OWNER

Master Instructor Karl Ott founded Integrity Martial Arts and Fitness in October 2017. Mr. Ott was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon where he spent his early years, and graduated from Marshfield High School.  He went on to earn a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University while playing football for four years.  Upon college graduation he found work in his field of education in Corvallis, Oregon.

Mr. Ott had a life-long interest in martial arts but growing up a 3-sport athlete didn't allow time to pursue studies in martial arts.  He decided now was the time.  After consulting a close family friend who was experienced in martial arts, he took the friend's advice and sought a martial arts instructor who was not just a good instructor, but one who was traditional and taught a omplete martial art lifestyle.  Answering an advertisement, he was given incorrect directions, and fate literally delivered him to  Grandmaster Shin's martial arts studio.  After a grueling interview by Grandmaster Shin, he knew he'd been in the wrong place for the advertisement, but in the right place to learn martial arts.  Mr. Ott has studied martial arts under Grandmaster Shin ever since that first meeting in March, 1993.  In October 2017, Mr. Ott took over Shin's Martial Arts Institute and founded Integrity Martial Arts and Fitness, LLC.

Instructor Ott's certifications are:

  - 5th Dan Taekwondo, Sun Moo Kwan
  - 4th Dan Taekwondo, US  TKD Grandmasters Society
  - 1st Dan Taekwondo, Kukkiwon
  - USA Taekwondo Level 1 Coach

Mr. Ott has coached at various national, international, state and local tournaments in sparring, poomsae and breaking resulting in 2 USAT National Champions, a 2-time US Open bronze medalist, Team USA Alternate and World Taekwondo President's Cup gold medalist.

To reach Instructor Ott, you may call the Albany studio at: 541.905.4849

Email to: karlott@integritymaf.com
 

MASTER
PETE KOZAK

INSTRUCTOR
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Master Pete Kozak was raised in Nebraska and moved to Oregon in 1984.  He began studying Tae Kwon Do at Shin's Martial Arts Institute in 1988 and received his 4rd Dan black belt in 2013.  In addition to his martial arts background, Mr. Kozak holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska, and Associate of Science degree in Printing Technology and an Associate of Arts degree in Mass Communication (Journalism and Advertising) from Linn Benton Community College, and a Masters of Science in Education from Western Oregon University.  He currently teaches special education at West Albany High School.  Mr. Kozak has also been a professional musician since 1977 and teaches guitar and banjo privately and at Oregon State University.  He lives in Corvallis with his wife Dianne.

Certifications:
   - 5th Dan Black Belt, Sun Moo Kwan
   - 4th Dan Black Belt, US Taekwondo Grandmasters Society
   - 1st Dan Black Belt, Kukkiwon

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ERICA ALIRE

INSTRUCTOR
 

Instructor Erica Alire began studying taekwondo when she was 8 years old. Originally, her parents enrolled her in class to expose her to self-defense, and believed that the confidence and discipline that often result from martial arts practice would be beneficial to her as she matured.  Erica continued to practice until her junior year in high school.  During her time studying taekwondo she developed a deep love of the art. She graduated from West Albany High School where she also competed in cross country and track.  In 2010, Erica earned a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Oregon State University.  She was very focused on her studies while in college and was away from martial arts for a few years, but her love for martial arts brought her back to Shin's Martial Arts Institute and she earned her 1st Dan black belt in December 2012.

Her qualification are as follows:

- 1st Dan Black Belt, Sun Moo Kwan

- 1st Dan Black Belt, USTKD Grandmasters Society

- 1st Dan Black Belt, Kukkiwon

- USA Taekwondo Certified Associate Coach

- 2018 Las Vegas Open Silver Medalist

MAVRICK OTT

INSTRUCTOR
Sparring
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Mavrick began his martial arts career at the age of 5.  Always exemplifying the classic martial arts student he finally earned black belt in 2014.  Mavrick competed at many local tournaments along the way and eventually began competing at USA Taekwondo National Championships focusing on sparring.  As a cadet black belt he became a bronze medalist.  As a junior Mavrick finished in the top 8 in 2016 earning a trip to Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for Junior Team Trials where he finished 5th.  Then in 2017 Mavrick began the year finishing as bronze medalist at the U.S. Open, silver medalist at USA Taekwondo National Championships (Team U.S.A. B-Team) and ended the year with a gold medal at the 2017 World Taekwondo Pan America President's Cup and a top-5 junior world points ranking.  
Mavrick will be a junior this fall at Oregon State University where he will continue to focus on a curriculum leading to a physical therapy degree.

2nd Dan Black Belt, Sun Moo Kwan/Integrity Martial Arts

2nd Dan Kukkiwon

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FRED CRANER

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Craner grew up participating in many different sports, such as soccer and baseball, starting at age 6.  He has studied in Kempo, GojuRyu Karate,  Thai Boxing, and collegiate wrestling.  Once settled in the Albany area, Mr. Craner began training at Shin’s Martial Arts in 2012 under lead Instructor Karl Ott.  Though only having met

Grand Master Shin a handful of times, the impression and lessons taught by him will last a life time. 

 

Assistant Instructor Fred Craner moved to Albany in 2011 after accepting a Job at Albany General Hospital as a Biomedical Equipment Technician.

Assistant Instructor Craner’s certifications are:

1st Dan Black Belt, Sun Moo Kwan/Integrity Martial Arts

1st Dan Kukkiwon

USAT Associate Coach

CHRIS KNIGHT

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
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Chris grew up in the Willamette Valley attending high school in Monroe where he played football.  He always had an interest in martial arts, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he started at Shin’s Martial Arts as a means of therapy.  With the guidance of instructor Ott he was able to work his way up to red belt.  He enjoys helping students learn the art as well as train for events they wish to participate in.  

 

Mr Knight has lived in Albany for 18 years with his wife Lisa and their children, and is currently working for the State of Oregon in the housing and community services division.  He enjoys watching football and lifting weights in his free time.

CHRIS KNIGHT

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
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Chris grew up in the Willamette Valley attending high school in Monroe where he played football.  He always had an interest in martial arts, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he started at Shin’s Martial Arts as a means of therapy.  With the guidance of instructor Ott he was able to work his way up to red belt.  He enjoys helping students learn the art as well as train for events they wish to participate in.  

 

Mr Knight has lived in Albany for 18 years with his wife Lisa and their children, and is currently working for the State of Oregon in the housing and community services division.  He enjoys watching football and lifting weights in his free time.

1st Dan Black Belt, Sun Moo Kwan/Integrity Martial Arts

1st Dan Kukkiwon