Martial Arts instructor inducted as Senior Master

Martinez News-Gazette

ordan Schreiber, a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard Law School graduate who founded a national nonprofit organization to teach life skills to at-risk youth, was inducted last week as a Senior Master in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo.

Schreiber, 41, is a seventh degree black belt and owns Master Schreiber’s ATA Martial Arts (, located on Alhambra Avenue in Martinez. The academy specializes in teaching leadership skills to students ranging in age from 3 to 73.

His nonprofit organization, Team PRIDE (, works with law enforcement officers, social workers and elementary schools to provide martial arts instruction that helps children develop the values and confidence needed to avoid criminal behavior and to succeed in school and beyond.

In the Songahm system of Taekwondo, which has hundreds of thousands of practitioners worldwide, the title of Senior Master is granted to instructors who earn the rank of seventh degree black belt and then fulfill a series of physical, mental, educational and philanthropic requirements.

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