Elizabeth Lareau Whitcomb has been studying martial arts for 23 years and has been teaching the arts for 18 years. Her background contains a mixture of both Japanese and Korean styles. She holds a fifth degree black belt in Moo Duk Kwon Tae Kwon Do, third degree black belts in Shotokan Karate and Aikijujitsu, and a first degree black belt in Kuhapdo (Korean Swordsmanship). She has also taught self defense seminars for various organizations.