Our Mission
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do provides a safe, fun training environment for people of all
ages to learn life skills that will optimize mental and physical health.


The Founding of Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Our senior instructors have trained in several different styles.  The majority of that
training has been in Korean Tae Kwon Do and Moo Duk Kwan.  Founders Jim
Bungay and Rich Hoult met in 1982 as students and came up through the ranks
together while training under Michael D. Friello at what was then known as the
Hudson Valley Karate Club, and later known as the Hudson Valley Tae Kwon Do
Center, earning the rank of  Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) together in 1986.  Both
are past recipients of Hudson Valley Tae Kwon Do’s prestigious “Instructor of the
Year” award.  

We have seen great change in the way martial arts are practiced since 1982.  Much
of that change has been good, as martial artists of different styles have shared their
knowledge and incorporated new knowledge into their own training.  Martial arts
instruction has become much more accessible to the general public.  

At the same time, martial arts instruction has become a for-profit industry.

In founding Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do, we wanted to return to our early "roots" as
martial artists.  It is our desire to provide affordable martial arts instruction in a club
atmosphere.  We are committed to set and maintain the highest standards of
excellence for our students and ourselves in all aspects of our art.


Our Instructors

Jim Bungay
  • Head Instructor of Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
  • Ranked 4th Degree Black Belt by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation
  • Ranked 4th Degree Black Belt by the Amateur Athletic Union
  • Over 35 years martial arts experience
  • Hudson Valley Tae Kwon Do Instructor of the Year (1996, 1997)
  • Active tournament competitor (1977 - 1992)
  • Martial Arts studied:
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Aikido
  • Hapkido
  • Isshin Ryu Karate
  • Sholin Lee Karate
  • Jujitsu

Bill Salisbury
  • Ranked 2nd Degree Black Belt by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation
  • Ranked 2nd Degree Black Belt by the Amateur Athletic Union
  • Over 20 years martial arts experience
  • Martial Arts studied:
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Hapkido
  • Jujitsu
  • Judo


Associate Instructors
  • Sensei Rich Hoult, 3rd Degree Black Belt, World Tae Kwon Do Federation
  • Sensei Glen Ernye, Master Instructor in Tae Kwon Do and  Karate
  • Sensei Ken Allen, 2nd Degree Black Belt, International Jujitsu
  • Sensei Joe Martucci, Judo
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421 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY  12054  |  518.248.5714  |  BethlehemTKD@yahoo.com