4th Dan Instructor Duane Bacon

Cheboygan, Michigan


Duane Bacon is MAUL Chief Instructor Wendi’s first martial arts instructor, having developed a Tae-Kwon-Do program for underprivileged youths at a Boys & Girls Club in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has trained in varying degrees in Tang Soo Do, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Grappling, Aikido, Taijutsu, Iaido, and ultimately a variety of mixed martial arts styles, but his core art has always been Tae-Kwon-Do. His brothers and indeed even his mother trained alongside him and nearly his entire family hold blackbelts in Tae-Kwon-Do.

After a decade without training due to job responsibilities and moving to various states, Instructor Duane came back to his training after assisting Instructor Wendi with her New York-based club and he eventually went on to receive his 4th Dan under Master Tina Felice.