Master Joe Sorge has practiced Tae Kwon Do for over twenty- three years and has practiced Hapkido for two years. He was introduced to Tae Kwon Do when he was eight years old in Miami, Florida. His Uncle Dominick was his starting influence by demonstrating a flying side kick on a palm tree branch. Since that day, Master Joe has participated in several competitions, two of which he earned silver medals and has earned the title 1998 Florida State Champion. He has been certified as a USA Tae Kwon Do Referee, is certified by the Kukkiwon as an Instructor, and has earned the title of Master from Grand Master George Tapia. Master Joe earned his first degree black belt in Florida, his second degree when he traveled to Korea, his third degree when he lived in Georgia, and finally he earned his fourth degree after moving to Nevada.
Master Joe has dedicated his life to the pursuit of Tae Kwon Do and its applications for courtesy, modesty, perseverance, self- control, hard work, and discipline. For those who interact with Master Joe, know the motivation, high energy, and dedication he projects to all his students. Students who study under Master Joe know what high expectations he has for them. Parents of students have great respect for his attention to detail, attention to maintaining discipline in the dojang, and passion to teach the students he encounters. Masters from different states and countries view Master Joe as dedicated, passionate, intelligent, proactive, and a great promoter of Tae Kwon Do and its way of life. When people ask Master Joe about studying Tae Kwon Do, he replies “You get out of Tae Kwon Do, what you put into the art. If you practice one day a week for an hour, that is the quality of a martial artist you will become. However, if you practice every day, all day, you will feel your life become the art and you will become the quality standard that other students strive to achieve.”