Our Staff

Our Instructors have spent many years devoted to training in the arts of Tang Soo Do and Hapkido and have attained a certain level of expertise to qualify them as teachers and also mentors. Combined our staff has OVER 150 years of experience!

Through extensive testing, certification and tournament level competition, our staff has attained mastery in this martial art and now enjoy sharing their skill and passing it on to their students. Here are a few of Yi's Karate of Cherry Hill's instructors and other staff members, starting with Master Alex Lonabaugh:

Master Alex Lonabaugh
  (7th Degree Master Instructor)  Send E-mail to Master Alex Lonabaugh<br>
Master Alex Lonabaugh started his martial arts training with Grandmaster Ki Yun Yi in March of 1983. He achieved 1st degree Black Belt and began teaching in 1985.

In early 2000 he became the Chief Instructor for
Yi's Karate of Cherry Hill.

He has been recognized by Yi's Karate and the International Martial Arts Association as both Student of the Year and Instructor of the Year 2003 among other honors.

Master Lonabaugh also teaches women's and children’s self-defense classes for the Township of Cherry Hill and teaches women's self-defense classes at the “Annual Women's Health Conference” held by the County of Camden.
Master Lonabaugh successfully tested for 7th Degree Master. His promotion was effective as of July 1st 2016.

Master Lonabaugh has written a book on Women's Self Defense.You can get it on Amazon.com Just Click on the book below

Women's Personal Safety Tips And Awareness PLUS: A Special Section On College Safety




Master Lonabaugh has written a book on stopping and preventing bullying.You can get it on Amazon.com Just Click on the book below:

The Bully Buster: Prevent and Stop Bullying: Provide Your Child The Needed Help Against Bullying





ABC NEWS interviewed Master Lonabaugh about the incident involving the beating of pop star Rihanna by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.


Click here to contact Master Lonabaugh by E-mail.

Master Alex Lonabaugh
Master James Robinson  (5th Degree Master Instructor)
Master James Robinson began training in the martial arts at Yi’s Karate of Cherry Hill in 1999 at the age of 13. He continued training even as he attended college. Master Robinson achieved the level of Fourth Degree Master in 2012. Master Robinson has won numerous tournament awards over his many years of training including a Second place trophy in sparring in the Black Belt division at the IMA bi-annual International Tournament. He is also the coach of our award winning Demonstration Team, which recently competed in Bedford, UK, during the 2018 IMA World Championship.

Master James Robinson
Master Ramon Morales  (4th Degree Master Instructor)
Master Ramón Morales has been training in the martial arts at Yi’s Karate of Cherry Hill for over 20 years. Master Morales has a wife and four daughters. Two of his daughters have trained to Black belt level, one to First Degree and another to Third Degree Black Belt. He also has a third daughter who is currently working her way up through the color belt ranks. Master Morales has won numerous tournament awards over his many years of training including a Grand Champion trophy in free sparing at the “Garden State Invitational Tournament” in 2004. Master Morales achieved the level of Fourth Degree Master Instructor in July 20004.

Master Ramone Morales
Mister Robert Telschow, Jr  (Assistant Instructor/manager)
Mister Telschow started training in order to share an activity with his black belt daughter. He was awarded Most Dedicated Parent in 2017 and is an active member of the Cherry Hill Demonstration Team.

Mister Joshua Halpern  (Assistant Instructor)
Mister Halpern is a 1st Dan Assistant Instructor. He trains with his son, who is a 2nd Dan. He was recognized as Most Dedicated Parent in 2015 and is an active member of the Cherry Hill Demonstration Team.

Deborah Telschow  (manager)  Send E-mail to Deborah Telschow
Deb is dramatically outranked by her husband (1st Dan) and daughter (3rd Dan)and hopes to catch up a bit when she tests for black belt this spring. She is an active member of the Cherry Hill Demonstration Team. Please feel free to pop into the office and say hi or ask any questions you may have-- she's more than happy to help!

Jake's Cancer Foundation
In memory of Mister Jake Wetchler, 2nd Dan Asst. Instructor.
One of the things that Jake made clear to his parents was that he considered cancer not just a disease but an injustice. He wanted to do something that would prevent other kids from ever having to go through what he did; specifically, he wanted to fund research and asked to donate his own savings to that cause.

With Jake’s desires in mind, his parents have established the Jake Wetchler Foundation for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research. The purpose of the foundation is to help achieve breakthrough advances in one or both of the following areas:

· Understanding the causes of pediatric cancer and preventing children and young adults from contracting cancer in the first place

· Developing innovative techniques for the treatment of pediatric cancer that will have a major impact on survival rates and/or reduce the suffering experienced by patients during and after treatment.


What is unique about this foundation as compared to other established cancer-fighting organizations is that it will enable scientists to pursue novel ideas that would be difficult to fund through traditional sources.

With help from a scientific advisory board, the foundation will further refine these goals, but the desired impact will remain the same: to reduce suffering and help prevent cancer from robbing children and young adults of their futures and their promise.

Checks can be made out to “The Jake Wetchler Foundation for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research” and sent to 401 Sherry Way, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Jake was a fighter. We thank you for helping us to continue this fight in his honor.

Please visit the website at
DontLetTheCancerWin.org


For more information about the Yi's Karate of Cherry Hill staff or training programs, please contact us at (856) 795-2400 or by clicking here.