Master James Lockett is the owner and head instructor at United States Taekwondo in Austin, Texas. With nearly 30 years of teaching experience in both the US and Korea, he uses the martial arts as a vehicle to teach life skills to students of all ages. Master Lockett’s passion is to help people become the best version of themselves.
Before becoming an instructor, Master Lockett was a serious competitor at local, state, national, and international tournaments. After retiring from competition, he focused his efforts on teaching. In addition to being a martial arts instructor, Master Lockett also holds a Masters degree in Education, and taught at the middle school, high school, and university level for over 15 years.
Master James Lockett has been privileged to have trained and taught with true world class athletes and instructors in both the US and in Korea. He is a certified Master Instructor with the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters). A big believer in continuing education, Master Lockett is an active member of the Martial Arts Industry Association, an organization that promotes professionalism and world class customer service in the martial arts field.
When Master Lockett isn’t teaching, he enjoys music, sports, and most of all, hanging out with his wife and son