Master Phillip Henry

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  • MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS
  • OVER 25 YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • 6th DEGREE BLACK BELT - TAE KWON DO
  • 6th DEGREE BLACK BELT - HAP KI DO
  • 6th DEGREE BLACK BELT - TA KYUK DO
  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER - NASM
  • YOUTH EXERCISE SPECIALIST
  • OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE TRAINER FOR YOUTH
  • CERTIFIED FITNESS PROFESSIONAL
  • FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST
  • ASSAULT PREVENTION INSTRUCTOR
  • CPR / FIRST AID / AED INSTRUCTOR
  • CERTIFIED IN ACUPRESSURE
  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK
Instructors - Dong’s Martial Arts Morehead City


OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT & CERTIFICATIONS

  • FORMER GARDIAN AD LITEM (CHILD ADVOCACY)
  • COMMERCIAL FITNESS EQUIPMENT ANALYST
  • RESISTANCE TRAINING SPECIALIST - RTS
  • PADI DIVE MASTER
  • PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER
  • PADI EMERGENCY OXYGEN INSTRUCTOR



Phillip Henry began martial arts in Morehead City when he was 12 and achieved his black belt while attending Barton College in Wilson, NC.  During his attendance at the college, he founded the self-defense club, taught martial arts at a gym, and by the time he graduated, owned Wilson’s only full-time martial arts school.  He also became the Tae Kwon Do instructor for the college PE program and earned many training certifications in the fitness industry.  Phillip later passed the school on to his assistant instructor and moved back to Morehead City to spread Grandmaster Dong’s system.  In April 2012, Mr. Henry achieved the title of 5th Degree Master in three styles of Korean Martial Arts:  Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do and Ta Kyuk Do. He continues his training and advancement with Grandmaster Dong.

Phillip has spent most of his life working with children.  During his years at Barton College, he volunteered as a tutor and mentor at the Eastern NC School for the Deaf in Wilson.  Summers were spent as a camp counselor for Easter Seals where he assisted participants in their daily routines and adapted physical activities to their needs.  Phillip also served seven years as a Guardian ad Litem with Wilson County where he was a voice in court for neglected and abused children. 

Mr. Henry found his martial arts school as a way to reach others and help them improve their lives.  While in Wilson, his program helped hundreds of children and adults improve physically, mentally and socially.  The school also supported St Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at VCU. 

The philosophy of helping others continues in Morehead City where the school has supported the Domestic Violence Shelter, Carteret County Partnership for Children, Children’s Hospital and a scholarship to Carteret Community College.  Phillip can also be found volunteering at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores as a scuba diving team leader with nearly 1,000 hours of service.

Phillip and his wife, Shannon, have 3 young children, 1 girl and 2 boys, along with two other "boys" of the four-legged, furry kind.  In his spare time, Phillip enjoys scuba diving, backpacking, mountain biking, and snowboarding.

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Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts
5270-A Hwy 70 West - Morehead City, NC 28557
252-222-0444