Who We Are

Chuck Nagel - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Sensei Nagel began Uechi Ryu training in 1980 under instructor Ted Kresge in St. Petersburg Florida.  Mr. Kresge trained with George Mattson, the first American to receive a black belt in Uechi Ryu Karate.

During this time, Sensei Nagel competed in tournaments across the state including the US Open Karate tournament (this was the largest US tournament, boasting 1,500 – 2,500 competitors and was started by Sensei’s instructor Ted Kresge) where he would champion kumite and place top 3 in forms.  Sensei won numerous other board breaking, sparring, and forms tournaments.

Sensei was an assistant instructor at one of Mr. Kresge’s local schools.  When Mr. Kresge retired, Sensei furthered his training with Ric Martin in Largo Florida.

Over the years, Sensei would rank in Tae Kwon Do and Ishin Ryu before beginning training in Tang Soo Do in 2012 under Master Gregory Phillips.  While offered to begin his journey as an advanced rank, Sensei chose to begin as a white belt to learn from the earliest gup rank while sharing the experience with his son.  It was during this time that Sensei met Masters Chad Wynn and George Boyd.

In 2014, Sensei would join Masters Wynn and Boyd when they opened their school as one of their first students.  Sensei earned his blackbelt in Tang Soo Do in 2016 in front of a testing panel that would include a 6th, three 4th Dan Masters and a 3rd Dan black belt.  He would then enter an instructorship with the Next Level Warrior Training Center adding elements of his root style, Uechi Ryu, to their curriculum/student experience.

Sensei Nagel works full time in Healthcare as an Imaging Director/Ethics and Compliance Officer as he continues his lifelong pursuit of Martial training with NLWTC.

Shawn Neal - 5th Degree Black Belt

Master Shawn Neal has been training in Martial Arts from a very young Age. Besides his 5th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Jitsu has also has a 3rd Degree Black Belt from K.A.T.U. - I.T.F. and a 1st Degree Black Belt from A.T.A. Master Neal has worked in the Health Care field. He is the owner/ creator of SineWave TaeKwonDo and offers individual and small group training.