Bert Hargrave

Bert HargraveObjective

My objective in practicing the martial arts is to exceed my perceived limitations, continue to learn and improve, and to share my experience with others.


  • 1987-88: studied Jujitsu in Katy, Texas
  • 1997: began the study of Tae Kwon Do under Master John Rankin and Mr. Doug O’Hara at the Mountain Academy in Lakewood
  • 1999: began teaching weekly at the Mountain Academy
  • 2000: awarded the rank of 1st degree black belt by Master John Rankin, Mr. Doug O’Hara and the Moo Duk Kwon Association


I believe that Tae Kwon Do is not a practice in violence, but a way to discipline the mind and body so that we can control violence, and not let it control us.

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” –Rolo May


1st Degree – Growing up Black Belt in America

2nd Degree – Everything I Need to Know I Learned While Being Kicked in the Face