Boyer Academy, led and owned by Master Matthew Boyer, opened its doors January 2, 2009. Master Boyer began his studies in martial arts at the age of ten. At a young age, he was taken under the wing of Master Vern Vineyard. Master Vineyard taught Master Boyer many life lessons that after his passing were passed on through Master Boyer to his students. While advancing through the ranks of martial arts, he participated in numerous training programs and many invitational tournaments giving him the opportunity to meet and train with many instructors and masters. Master Boyer achieved the position of first Degree black belt on August 10 1994 at the age of twelve years old. In September of 2013, at the age of 31, Master Boyer Tested for his 6th Degree Black Belt under 8th Degree Black Belt Master Jason Wadley, President of the UTA. Some would say his journey was complete, but for a martial artist it is never finished. Now, Master Boyer will spend the remainder of his journey teaching others like so many before taught him.
Boyer Academy was opened based on a structure not only for individuals, but for the entire family. Each family member can learn Korean Tae Kwon Do at his or her own pace in a safe family-friendly environment. Tae Kwon Do is really a way of life for the entire family. Tae Kwon Do training teaches students to gain self-confidence, earn better grades in school and learn to be leaders and to live a healthy and productive life. Master Boyer and his school age students discuss the grade cards regularly. Students with low grades have to put together a plan to raise their grades. Master Boyer is especially proud of his work with children that have been diagnosed with A.D.H.D.
Taekwondo is not merely a martial art for self-defense. Tae Kwon Do is a physical exercise for both young and old to develop strength and agility and to maintain health, both physically and mentally. Tae Kwon Do is a sport for the entire physical system generating energy in every organ of the body, developing the muscles and stimulating the brain. Continued training in the art, builds one’s character into a strong, resilient spirit so that one can develop leadership to guide and lead in every walk of life.
The heart of any martial arts school is the teacher. Master Boyer and his team of instructors teach more than technique; they teach conduct. Students are taught that it is not a disgrace to walk away from a confrontation. At Boyer Academy students are committed to the student creed: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit.