About Trace Megellas – Founder of Team TForceElite.
Highlights: • Creation of TForceElite Team • 26 time Creative and Extreme Weapon and Open Hand World Champion in four leagues (ATA, NBL, BASKA/The League, USKA and Purple Dragon) • Competed Nationally and Internationally (United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Guatemala and Peru) • 2011 & 2012 ESPN Martial Arts Invitational Tournament Creative Weapon overall Champion– Televised World Wide • Good Morning America Interview – 2 times • Preformed at American Airlines Sky Ball with 3,000 in attendance twice for the US Marines and the US Army • Numerous Martial Art magazine and Star Telegram Newspaper stories and bios • Named The League Martial Artist of The Year • Certified Martial Arts Instructor
Teaching: • Weekly private lessons taught in my Dojo. Students from multiple schools and disciplines, rank level and age. No one is too young or too old if they want it…I will help! • Out of state private lessons available • Teach weekly at four different martial arts schools in Dallas Metroplex • Average of two Bo Staff/Open Hand seminars per month • Personal Weapon and Martial Arts Trainer for Miss Teen Texas Competitor • Instructed at over 100 martial arts schools worldwide
Training: • ATA Trained with Master Kevin Rose, Mr. Ken Goodman, Master Wes Boyer, Ms. Deedee Mathis, Mr. Sam Vigers, Mr. Ryan Sutherland, Ms. Mary Nero, Ms. Janette Zarate, Ms. Jessica Zahn, Mr. Zack Rogers, Ms. Christy Jackson, Mr. David Rodriguez, Mr. Richie Rodriguez • Open Circuit Trained with Mr. Nick Bateman, Mr. Steph Verschuren, Mr. Rory Bratter, Mr. Matt Mullins and Sideswipe, Mr. Jackson Spidell, Mr. Chris Brewster, , Ms. Lauren Kearney, Master Amy Seeling, Master Jang Lee, Master Dewey Sutton, Master Wayne Nguyen
Modeling: • Talent Agency – Cambell Agency. Barbara Blanchette (film), Diana Dyer (stills) 214 552-8991 • Numerous TV commercials for Hasbro and NERF, Music videos • Stills for JC Penney’s, Boy Scouts of America and Dillards • Movie roles in “One More Round” and other roles are in works!
TForceElite is composed of a group of sponsored martial artists looking to expand the visibility of today’s martial artists! Each member of the team is selected first by their character, discipline, humility and willingness to share their skills with other martial artists….then by their skill and success level. TForceElite members will always be polite, motivated, confident and well trained. Our youngest team member is 5 and our oldest is 32. We are a combination of color belts, state champions, world champions and school owners representing all levels of martial arts. The team has representation in North and South America. We compete because we love it…we will never turn down a tournament based on the league, who is competing or location.
“ I am a person who has found what they love to do! Not just the competing part but the teaching and training of other martial artists. I want to be remembered not for how many tournaments I win, how many times I compete, how many titles I have but for being a person people respected, liked and emulated. And most of all I want to be remembered by the young, impressionable martial artists as setting a path for them to exceed what I have accomplished” – Trace Megellas