Meet Our Instructors

Master Steve Semancik

7th Dan Tang Soo Do

Master Steve Semancik is the current president of the Northwest Tang Soo Do Association and trains under the guidance of Grandmaster D.W. Low and is the senior instructor at DragonFire Martial Arts. Master Semancik began formal martial arts training in 1974 in the ITF style of Tae kwon Do in the Republic of Korea where he served as a light weapons infantryman in the U.S. Army. Master Semancik earned a second degree black belt in Taekwando 1985. He began cross-training in Tang Soo Do with Grandmaster Low in 1984 and has trained under his guidance to this day. Grandmaster Low was a student of Master Jeong Sook Lee who trained under the direct tutelage of Grandmaster Hwang Kee, the founder of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan. Master Semancik is a graduate of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army instructor School and is a 2008 inductee in the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Tang Soo Do Instructor of the Year

Master Steven Hauck

6th Dan Tang Soo Do

Master Hauck began his martial arts training in Taekwando in PA. in 1985. In 1988, he transferred over to Tang Soo Do while stationed near Spokane, WA while in the Air Force. Training in The World Federation, Tang Soo Do under Master Barry January. Then while stationed in Japan / South Korea he earned his 1st Dan in 1995 under The Korean Soo Bahk Do Association (Master Kim). He has been training and practicing Tang Soo Do with Master Semancik since 1996, where he has earned his 5th Dan under him in 2014.

Master Scotty Allen

6th Dan Tang Soo Do

Master Allen began his martial arts training in PaSaRyu TKD under multiple blackbelt holder Robert Blackstone in Memphis TN. In 1994 he moved to Boise and started training with Master Steve Semancik in Tang Soo Do, and from there climbed through the ranks. He started teaching Tang Soo Do In 1996 as a Senior Color Belt. He got his first-Degree Black belt in 1998 and started to teach classes as an official Instructor. In 2014 Master Allen received his 5th Degree under Master Low / Master Semancik. He is a true martial artist at heart and dabbles in other styles, but not on an official rank. Some of these being Modern Arnes, Kickboxing, wing chun, and Brazilian Jiu Jistu. Master Allen is an avid snowboarder, mountain biker, and enjoys camping.

Master Debbie Semancik

5th Dan Tang Soo Do

Mrs. Semancik has been around martial arts for her entire adult life. As Master Semancik's wife she plays a huge role in the management of the DoJang (martial arts studio) and the coordination of special events. She stands as the matriarch and a pillar in this martial arts family.

Master Jessica McBride

5th Dan Tang Soo Do

Master Jessica McBride began training in Tang Soo Do under Master Del Low in 1988. In 1992 Master McBride obtained a First Dan in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan. She continued to train in various Tang Soo Do schools while serving in the United State Army. After a ten year of service in the Active Duty Army, Master McBride moved back to Boise in 2006 and began Training under Stephen Semancik. Master McBride obtained the rank of 4th Dan under Master Semancik in 2016 and has been the Program Manager for the DragonFire Martial Arts Little Ninja Program since 2010. She continues to train and instruct at DragonFire Martial Arts. Master McBride still serves as a Captain in the Idaho Army National Guard and retains her law license through the Idaho State Bar. Master McBride’s three children have all trained at DragonFire and continue to support the school.

Kyo Sa Kamie Eisenbeis

3rd Dan Tang Soo Do

Kyo Sa Kamie Eisenbeis began her Tang Soo Do journey under Master Stephen Semancik at DragonFire Martial Arts in 2012. She quickly became an asset to the Little Ninja program, where her son was enrolled. After assisting instructing the Little Ninja Program and working her way through the ranks, she tested for her Kyo Sa (teaching certificate) in 2020 at the same time that she obtained her 3rd Dan. Mrs. Eisenbeis’ husband and three kids have all trained at DragonFire and continue to support the school. Kamie enjoys glamping (glamor camping), the outdoors, and spending time with her grandson, Teddy, the newest DragonFire Martial Arts Little Ninja.