Snow's Tae Kwon Do

Mixed Martial Arts

Black Belt Biographies

 I started martial arts in 1985 studying Kempo Karate at a local school, we were very motivated to learn but not really big on testing for belts, and it held my interest for a couple of years but “something” about the training just wasn’t enough for me. My interest changed and I went for a more aerobic type of class and studied Muay Thai kick boxing and judo for a few years in Lafayette Indiana, but sadly that school suffered the fate of many and closed.

I focused on sports and fitness for many years until a chance meeting with Master Snowberger on the sidewalk in downtown Delphi. Always the gentleman, he asked how I had been and what I had been up to and invited me to train with him and few guys at his school, no strings attached and no commitments. This is nothing like most schools that want the equivalent of a two year gym contract to join, so with nothing to lose I gave it a try.  

Joining Snow’s Mixed Martial Arts Federation, or Snow’s Tae Know  Do and Karate Do as it was called back then, was one of the best decisions I ever made. I’ve given Brazilian Jiu-jitsus a try and even some MMA since, but it’s hard to match the chemistry at Snow’s. I’m happy to be back and to realize, “Home is where the heart is”  

 Sensei Robin Lee 


Third Degree Black Belt in Snow's Mixed Martial Arts

Sensei Wyatt Miller

I started at the age of 17 years old. I trained in U.S.T.A. and then I moved to Indiana. I earned a first degree black belt in TaeKwonDo.  Then, I joined Snow's Mixed Martial Arts. I was made an First Degree Black Belt in Snow's Mixed Martial Arts, December 20, 2011. I assist MASTER Jim Snowberger teach kids and adults and I also teach class at least once a month. I learned a new style of mixed martial arts and it's called Karate Do. I will be going for first degree in Karate Do and second degree in Taekwondo in November sometime.

 Sensei Paul Pinkard 



My name is Joseph Telfer.

I have been studying Tae Kwon Do since I was 5years old at Snow's Mixed Martial Arts Federation under Grand Master Jim Snowberger.  I started Tae Kwon Do because I thought it would be neat to do karate and advance through the different ranks (or belts) so one day I could teach karate to other students.  Overall, I have learned Respect, Responsibility, Leadership, Tae Kwon Do and Karate Do techniques and skills.  I already have had the chance to teach other students, and compete in many competitions.  Along with Tae Kwon Do and Karate Do, I have also learned and have become very skilled in Nunchaku, along with currently learning the Bo Staff.  My next weapon that I plan to learn is Swords. 

I tested for my black belt on April 3, 2016 and received my First Degree Black Belt on April 5, 2016 becoming a Sensei (teacher).  As I continue to learn and advance, my goal is to become even better in the Tae Kwon Do and Karate Do techniques, continue to improve in sparring, weapons, and leadership, and hope one day to get the opportunity to compete with my dojo in competitions around the world!

Sensei Joseph Telfer


Sensei Hayden Mackey

Sensei Anna Goodrich

                                                   Snow's Black Belts

Grand Master Jim Snowberger 8th Dan

Master Kelli Snowberger             6th Dan 

Master Jimmy Snowberger         5th Dan

Wyatt Miller 3rd Dan           

Dwayne Harrison 2nd Dan            

Ron Scowden 2nd Dan            

Paul Pinkard 2nd Dan 

Jeremie Kauffman 2nd Dan 

Vance Larimer 2nd Dan

Randy Calvert 2nd Dan                  

Ray FitzSimons     2nd Dan  

Robin Lee 1st Dan            

David Cain 1st Dan            

Robert Johns 1st Dan            

Jessie Capps 1st Dan            

Jim Ginn 1st Dan            

Bryan Larimer 1st Dan            

Lori Larimer 1st Dan                    

Tab Barnett 1st Dan            

Greg Adams                   1st Dan            

Dave Krause 1st Dan

Allan Fehrholz 1st Dan

Alicia Defriaes 1st Dan  

Samantha Long 1st Dan

McKayla Ramey 1st Dan 

Shawn Eddy 1st Dan 

Ryan Altman 1st Dan 

Joseph Telfer      Junior 1st Dan

Anna Goodrich     Junior 1st Dan

Hayden Mackey   Junior 1st Dan

Luke Marley  Junior 1st Dan