C/M R.A. Jipping

Chief Master Instructor Jipping began his training in 1979. After spending 8 years as Taekwondo/Self Defense Instructor for Hope College, Holland, Mi.  Master Jipping opened

the New Heights Fitness facility in 1991, Master Jipping dedicated his training and energy to sharing his love for the arts with children and adults of all ages.

Master Jipping retired from his 40 year professional career with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Technology Department.

Married for over 48 years, father of 2 and grandfather of 5, Master Jipping remains committed to anyone interested in the art of Taekwondo.


Mr. J. Pickard

Mr. Pickard started his training in summer of 2000 in traditional Taekwondo which sparked his passion for the martial arts. He began teaching classes in 2007 at New Heights Fitness .

Mr. Pickard's love of martial arts has driven him to explore other systems and styles of martial arts and incorporate them into his training and teaching method at New Heights including Karate, boxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu

Mr. Pickard is a certified member of the World Taekwondo Masters Union


Mr. Teddy Broe III Seminar Coach

Mr. Broe had loved bouncing on trampolines for as long as he can remember, but the official start of his acrobatic career was in 2012 when he joined his school gymnastics club. He cheer lead for Grand Valley State University from 2013-15, and soon developed a love of teaching. Teddy has practiced and taught tumbling, trampoline, circus arts and parkour around the country and is a certified personal trainer.