Amy Ratekin C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Iowa
Owner / Lead Instructor
With a unique set of professional and academic credentials as well as over 20 years of practical experience in the special education, event production and martial arts, Amy Ratekin brings the most sought after teaching capabilities in the industry.
C.O.B.R.A. certified instructor
VP of Iowa Taekwondo Alliance
Master Instructor rank in Taekwondo
Internationally certified Adaptive/Therapeutic Taekwondo
Certified Event Producer
Head instructor/owner Spirit TKD
Creator of Taekwondo system to teach students with special needs
Mark Ratekin C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Iowa
Mark Ratekin is an Army Veteran with two tours in Afghanistan. He holds a masters black belt in Taekwondo with over 20 years as a student and 10 years as a Senior instructor. Mark also holds a C.O.B.R.A. certification and licensure.
Paul Hubbard C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Iowa
We welcome Paul Hubbard as a certified C.O.B.R.A. instructor. Paul's ability to work with children of all ages and women with compassion and gentle demeanor makes him a great asset to our training center family. Paul has also spent over 15 years studying various martial arts and weapons handling.