Snow's Tae Kwon Do

Mixed Martial Arts


Co-owner of Snow's Tae Kwon Do

Grand Master Jim Snowberger
Grand Master Jim Snowberger’s career in Martial Arts began during his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1972 and while serving in VietNam from 1969-1970.  He continued his Martial Arts career training with Soke Thomas Burdine and Master Larry Goris of the Kokon Ryu Bujustu Renmei organization.  Master Snowberger is a 8th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and his system of Karate Do. 

He co-owns and co-instructs with his wife, Kelli, at their school and is the co-founder of the Snow’s Tae Kwon Do & Karate Do Federation. Although retired from many years of local, state, national and international active competition, Grand Master Snowberger did compete in 2 consecutive World Games competitions with the US National Martial Arts Team Alliance where he earned 2 consecutive World titles in the Men’s Master Division of Sparring.  He has served as a coach for that team since its inception in 2000, and serves with his wife as the Indiana State Co-director for that organization, under the direction of Dr. Jim Thomas.

When not coaching with the team, Grand Master Snowberger enjoys his true passion in life: teaching children.  He has a very successful children’s Tae Kwon Do and Karate Do program in his own Federation with schools in Delphi and Flora, IN.  He also volunteers locally in his city and county as a mentor to troubled teens.

Grand Master Snowberger is an active member of Delphi’s Chamber of Commerce and enjoys sharing his passion and enthusiasm for martial arts with the people in his community.  He is a regular motivational speaker for the area.

Grand Master Snowberger was awarded "Master of the Year" Tae Kwon Do Karate United States Kido Federation Black Belt Hall of Fame in  2013. He also received the "Eric Addessi Award" from Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Karate Kung Fu Federation.

Dr. Snowberger is also the co-State Director (along with his wife) for Indiana representing the International Martial Arts Council, under the direction of Professor Marty Cale.  He also is a member of the Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Organization under the direction of Master Rod Kauffman.

To date, Grand Master Snowberger has been inducted in the following Martial Arts Halls of Fame:

2009 United States Martial Arts Hall Of Fame

                              Outstanding Master Instructor of the Year

                              Professor Marty Cale, Director

2009 Ne-Do-U-Kon-Tae Hall Of Fame

                             Martial Artist Of The Year

 

2008 Ne-Do-U-Kon-Tae Hall Of Fame

                             Most Distinguished Master Instructor Of The Year

                             Master Rod Kauffman, Director

2007 United States Martial Arts Association

                           Founder of Snow's Mixed Martial Arts

                          O'Sensei Phillip Porter 

 2007 World Karate Union

                          Master of the Year - Tae Kwon Do

 2006 Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Karate KungFu Federation

                          Martial Artist of the Year

 2006 World Martial Arts Hall of Fame

                       Professor Ed McLauchlan, Director

                       Lifetime Achievement Award

 2006 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Alliance

                       Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

                       Karate / Self Defense Master of the Year

 2006 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame / International Martial Arts Council

                        Professor Marty Cale, Director

                        Silver Life Award

 2005  Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Federation 

 Master Rod Kauffman, Director

                         Outstanding Tournament Director of the Year

 2004 Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Federation  

 Master Rod Kauffman, Director            

                         Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts

 2004 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame / US National Martial Arts Team

  Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

                          Martial Arts School of the Year

 2004 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame / International Martial Arts Council

                          Professor Marty Cale, Director

                          Husband & Wife Instructors of the Year

 2004 United States Martial Arts International Hall of Fame

  O’Sensei Philip Porter, Director

                          Master Instructor of the Year

 2003 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame / International Martial Arts Council

  Professor Marty Cale, Director

                          TKD Instructor of the Year

 2003 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame / US National Martial Arts Team Alliance

  Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

                          National Instructor of the Year

 2003 United States Martial Arts International Hall of Fame

  O’Sensei Philip Porter, Director

                          Outstanding Martial Artist of the Year

 2002 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame / International Martial Arts Council

  Professor Marty Cale, Director

                          Outstanding Martial Artist of the Year

 2002 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame / US National Martial Arts Team Alliance

  Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

                          Leadership Instructor’s Award

 2001 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame / International Martial Arts Council

  Professor Marty Cale, Director

                          Instructor of the Year for Indiana

Co-owner of Snow's Tae Kwon Do

Master Kelli Snowberger

Although her martial arts career began over 20 years ago with informal training in the Judo and Kenpo disciplines, Master Kelli Snowberger is a 6th Degree Black Belt in both Tae Kwon Do & Karate Do and has been studying those disciplines for over 12 years. Although she and her husband, Jim, co-founded the Snow's Open Style Martial Arts Association and their school Snow's Tae Kwon Do & Karate Do, her personal training interests do not limit her to one particular discipline or art. She's continually attending seminars and training camps throughout the United States to learn new systems, arts and disciplines.

 

Master Kelli Snowberger received the "Eric Addessi Award" from Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Karate Kung Fu Federation in 2013. 

 

She is an Indiana State Director for the International Martial Arts Council under the direction of Professor Marty Cale, an Indiana State Director for the US National Martial Arts Alliance under the direction of Dr. Jim Thomas and is an active training coach for the US National Martial Arts Team also under Dr. Thomas' direction. Mrs. Snowberger also belongs to the Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Karate Kung Fu Federation under direction of Grand Master Rod Kauffman, the United States Martial Arts Association under direction of O'Sensei Philip Porter and the Karate For Christ Organization under the direction of Dr. Darryl Covington.

 

Kelli is the founder and primary instructor of the P.R.I.D.E. (Providing Readiness by Instilling Defensive Efforts) program which has been used in Indiana State law enforcement training sessions for domestic violence prevention. She is currently creating an alliance with state Law enforcement agencies to help create a statewide personal protection program. Her affiliation with the Wild Heart Organization is another proud association; the Wild Heart Organization is a survivor's educational program for domestic violence.

 

When she is not busy teaching martial arts or self-defense, Kelli enjoys reading, music, writing poetry and outdoor activities.

 

 To date, Mrs. Snowberger has been inducted into the following Martial Arts Halls of Fame:

 

 

 

2010 World Karate Union Hall of Fame

Founder of the Year 

Women to Women Safety and Awareness 

 

 

 

 

2009 United States Martial Arts Hall Of Fame

               Outstanding Master Instructor of the Year

               Professor Marty Cale, Director

 

2008 Ne-Do-U-Kon-Tae Hall Of Fame

                Martial Arts Teaching Excellence Award

                Master Rod Kauffman, Director

 

 

2006 Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Karate KungFu Federation

               Martial Artist of the Year

  

 2006 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame

              Professor Marty Cale, Director

                

                 Outstanding Leadership Award

 

2006 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Alliance

                 

                 Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

 

                 Self Defence Instructor of the Year

 

2005 Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Federation

 

                 Grandmaster Rod Kauffman, Director

 

                 Outstanding Tournament Director of the Year

 

2004 Ne-Du-U-Kon-Tae Federation

 

                 Grandmaster Rodney Kauffman, Director

 

                 Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts

 

2004 United States Martial Arts International Hall of Fame

 

                 O'Sensei Philip Porter, Director

 

                 Woman of the Year

 

2004 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame/US National Martial Arts Alliance

 

                 Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

 

                 School of the Year

 

2004 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame/International Martial Arts Council

 

                 Professor Marty Cale, Director

 

                 Husband & Wife Instructors of the Year

 

2003 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame

 

                  Professor Marty Cale, Director

 

                  Female TKD Instructor of the Year

 

2003 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame/US National Martial Arts Alliance

 

                  Dr. Jim Thomas, Director

 

                  National Female TKD Instructor of the Year

 

2002 United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame/International Martial Arts Council

 

                  Professor Marty Cale, Director

 

                  Instructor of the Year

 

2002 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame/US National Martial Arts Alliance

 

                  Dr. Jim Thomas

 

                  Woman of the Year: Tae Kwon Do