We are extremely proud and fortunate to have members on our leadership team who are well-established in the martial arts and their professional field. These individuals have consistently demonstrated their passion through commitment to personal and professional endeavors while establishing a mind-set of leading by example.
Grand Master Floyd Yoder
GM Floyd Yoder has been involved in the martial arts for over 45 years with various master and grand master rankings in several styles. He has been extremely fortunate and privileged to train with several exceptional martial artists in various respected martial art systems. GM Yoder remains forever indebted and thankful to them for their unselfishness to share their experience, wisdom, art, and passion.
GM Floyd Yoder's current rankings are:
- 10th Dan Saeng Jeon Do Hapki Yu Sool
- 10th Dan and Chief Operating Officer in Tactical Combative Division Rick Jessee Martial Arts
- 10th Dan Judan Hanshi with Rick Jessee Martial Arts
- 10th Dan Judan World Traditional Karate Association under GM Victor Moore
- 10th Dan Chun Moo Hapkido Tactical
- 9th Dan Chun Moo Hapkido USA
- 9th Dan Taekwon-Do
- 9th Dan Sung Ja Do
- 6th Dan Hapkido in Hanminjok Hapkido Association World Kido Federation
- 4th Dan Naoki Kubota Hakko-Ryu Ju-Jitsu
- Full Qualified Balintawak Arnis Instructor level seven of seven levels.
GM Yoder retired from law enforcement after serving 32 years of professional and honorable service to his community and co-workers. He retired from the Hickory Police as a Lieutenant Commander on 01 August 2012 with 26 years of service. GM Yoder is a founding member of the Special Operations Team and remained on the team for over 25 years until the day of retirement with the last six as the commander. He maintains his affiliation with the Hickory Police Department as a reservist and mentor.
GM Yoder is the founder and president of Survival Tactical Concepts, Inc. that provides various tactical training to the civilian and law enforcement communities. He serves as a personal/professional safety consultant and develops programs specifically for the client's interests and objectives.
GM Yoder received a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice with honors from Appalachian State University. He served as the Special Operations Training Coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Justice assigned to the North Carolina Justice Academy. He managed, coordinated, and instructed the SWAT, Rapid Deployment Instructor Training, and Solo Officer Active Shooter Response programs. His curriculum established the standard for law enforcement officers in the State of North Carolina. He was promoted to training manager of the Investigations Center and most recently the training manager for the West Campus. He is currently the school director for the Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Material Instructor Training program and continues to manage the active shooter program as well as assisting with the SWAT program. Recently, he was certified as a use of force expert in Federal Court.
Past/current instructor certifications include:
- SWAT - Tactical Firearms - Subject Control and Arrest Techniques (Defensive Tactics - Physical Fitness -Specialized Explosives and Hazardous Materials - Rapid Deployment - Solo Officer Active Shooter - Advanced Officer Survival - Simunition (Force on force) -MP5/M4 Subgun - Krav Maga (Close Combatives, Edged Weapons, Firearm Retention and Takeaway, Ground Defense) - Verbal Judo - Carlson Gracie, Jr. Advanced and Basic Ground Defense - Taser - PPCT (Defensive Tactics, Pressure Points, Impact Weapons, Spontaneous Knife Defense) - ASP Baton - Spontaneous Enabling Accelerated Response (SPEAR) - Safariland/Defense Technology OC, Impact weapon, Chemical Munitions, and Distraction Device - ALERRT Active Shooter (Indoor and Outdoor) - Glock Pistol - CRaCC active shooter
Master Anthony Stafford
Master Anthony Stafford is the Director of Training for Saeng Jeon Do. He has been consistently training in the martial arts for over 28 years while receiving several master rankings in various styles. Master Stafford is passionate about training and focuses on the technical aspect of the material while utilizing functional-based techniques.
Some of his martial art rankings and training include:
- 7th Dan Saeng Jeon Do
- 7th Dan Rick Jessee Martial Arts
- 6th Dan Chun Moo Kwan Hapkido
- 6th Dan Sung Jado
- 4th Dan Ching Sai Do
- Blue belt- Mike Bentley Gracie Jiu Jitsu
- Master rank membership- P.R.O.M.M.A.
- Iron Spirit Martial Arts Master Instructor
- Balintiwak- Bobby Taboada - Completion of the Art Level Six
Master Stafford has been an active law enforcement officer for over 24 years and currently a Lieutenant with the Catawba County Sheriffs Office and supervises the Criminal Investigations Division. He served on the S.T.A.R. (Special Tactics and Response) team for over ten years as a sniper and entry team member. Currently, he is the supervisor of Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team. Also, he proudly served as member of the prestigious Honor Guard/Drill Team and competed in the annual Washington DC Police Week National Honor Guard Competition.
Master Stafford is also an adjunct instructor with the North Carolina Justice Academy where teaches Subject Control and Arrest Techniques, Officer Safety Readiness Training, and the Basic Hostage Negotiations program. Recently, he was appointed as a member to the Subject Control Arrest Techniques Committee that is responsible for the development, revision, and implementation of the defensive tactics program to all of the officers within the State of North Carolina.
He has instructor certifications in:
General Instructor certification with the State of North Carolina
Subject Control and Arrest Techniques
Subject Control and Arrest Techniques for Detention Officers
Officer Safety Readiness Training
Carlson Gracie, Jr. Advanced and Basic Ground Defense
ASP baton and handcuffing
Less Lethal (Chemical & Impact Munitions)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Driving Instructor
Master Anthony Stafford and myself provide the day-to-day management of our Saeng Jeon Do organization. We are constantly examining methods to properly deliver functional-based training to our members while remaining on the cutting edge of development by consistently attending various training in seminars and other martial arts.
Grand Master Michael Logan
GM Michael Logan is an 9th Dan in Saeng Jeon Do and 9th Dan in Taekwon-Do with over 40 years of experience. He is the head master at Logans School of Taekwon-Do in Lenoir and Morganton, North Carolina with five black belt instructors and approximately 40 students. GM Logan retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with over 30 years of honorable and distinct service to our country. Recently, GM Logan retired from the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction with over 30 years of respectable service. He served as a senior trainer in the Office of Staff Development Training (OSDT) and was responsible for the defensive tactics program for all correctional officers within the state.
GM Logan continues to serve as a reserve deputy with the Burke County Sheriffs Office with over 25 years experience. Most importantly, GM Logan has dedicated his life to his family, church, and church members. He is often involved in various programs for the youth and community. GM Logan developed a security program for his church while also implementing a Taekwondo program for church and community members.
Grand Master Alan Seabock
GM Alan Seabock is an 8th Dan in Saeng Jeon Do, an 8th Dan in Iron Spirit Martial Arts, and an 8th Dan in Iaido. Also, he has been a member of the Heishin Bushido Kai Organization since 1994 and currently holds a 7th Dan ranking. GM Seabock also has a 5th Dan in Toyama Ryu and Hontai Yoshin Ryu with full instructor certification. He is extremely passionate about his love for the martial arts and serves as a mentor to many fellow martial artists around the world while providing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our students and organizations.
GM Seabock currently resides in Hawaii and is actor in his limited spare time and has had roles in the television series "Lost" and "Hawaii Five O." He has also had roles in the movies "50 First Dates", "Fantasy Island", "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "Tears of the Sun", and "Soul Surfer."
Master Jeff Lindsay
Master Jeff Lindsay is a 6th Dan in Iron Spirit Martial Arts, 6th Dan in Saeng Jeon Do, and has over 35 years of various martial arts training. Master Lindsay is a full-time pastor and constantly serving his church, church members, and community members. He recently developed a personal safety program for his community and congregation that is receiving a great response as well as the development of a specific martial arts curriculum.
Professor Mike Bentley
Professor Mike Bentley is one of a small group of practitioners who have trained and received black belt certification from Professor Relson Gracie. Professor Gracie is one of the well-known Gracie brothers and recognized for his ability to teach sport jiujitsu and jiujitsu designed for combat. Professor Bentley, through his knowledge and experience along with his passion for the arts, has created a unique ability to impart his training in a professional manner that is easy to understand and retain. He also has a black belt in Taekwon-Do and an instructor certification in Muay Thai.