About Us

Our mission is to enhance our community and its citizens through the positive personal development skills of our training. To provide a safe haven of positive energy and support for our student's mental and physical growth. To provide inspiration of personal excellence through our example as black belts both in and out of the school. To ensure the long-term growth of the school and its staff by providing legendary student. teaching them the self-respect and self-discipline so critical to proficiency not only in the martial arts, but also in every other aspect of their lives. Our motto, “Striving for Excellence,” emphasizes the importance of setting high goals and never giving up our efforts to accomplish them. Our students’ health, relationships and lives will all be enhanced by their pursuit of excellence in the martial arts.

At Rasha Martial Arts we teach and practice Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do, the only style of
Tae Kwon Do permitted to participate in theOlympic Games,and Han Mu Do, a style originated
By Dr. Kim which incorporates Judo, Hakido, and Jujitsu into a unique system.
Han MuDo is an implementation of joint manipulation and throwing art which is widely
Used by police officers and special forces.

We focus on Olympic style sparring and classic forms to increase strength, discipline,
Focus and endurance in all our students.The styles we teach have real life application for
Self defense as well as on the tournament circuit.

We believe each student enrolled at our Academy deserves our focus, commitment and attention.
Our goal is to help each student, man, woman, or child, reach their full potential.





A close-knit operation, the instructors are all members of the extended Rasha family. All instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR have extensive experience in competition and have won numerous awards.


Master RashaMaster Rasha, the chief instructor has been practicing martial arts for over thirty-five years, and teaching for over twenty five years. A 7th Dan black belt, he is certified by the World Tae Kwon do Federation to teach and confer rankings up to 4th Dan black belt in Olympic style and 5th Dan in Mu Du Kown . He has had been an international competitor and had won many championships worldwide before embarking on his life’s mission as an instructor of the martial arts, and as a Master Instructor in Tae kwon do. He taught Tae Kwon do in Japan for four years, becoming fluent in Japanese. Then in 1996, Master Rasha came to Atlanta as a Tae kwon do pre-Olympic competitor.


Rez RashaReza Rasha, Jr. Master Rasha’s son, Reza Rasha, Jr., is a second Dan black belt. A winner of many competitions, he’s a former Sergeant in the US Marine Corps (Recon Bn) and also a Georgia peace  officer. In addition to providing martial arts instruction at the Academy, he’s also integrated his martial arts training into his official duties.


Michael McLaughlin is a 3th Dan Black Belt in the art of Tae Kown Do. Michael has many years of martial arts training.He was initially drawn to the martial arts as a high school student and has trained in several different styles,but has concentrated in Tae Kwon Do.He has persevered in a life long dedication to the true principles to of the martial arts. Michael strives to pass on his commitment to these principles to his students.

Professionally, Michael is a well respected attorney with a private law practice in Marietta/Atlanta. He has been a part-time Magistrate judge in cobb county since 1985, has authord a legal publication, and is a frequent speaker for the institute of Continuing Judicial Education.