Mr. Scott Hornung, currently 4th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor of the Kenvin Form Martial Arts Academy, has over 30 years of diversified martial arts experience. Mr. Hornung trained directly with Master Richard Kenvin in New Jersey, and was awarded 1st Degree Black Belt rank in June of 1997. Master Kevin, a certified Master Instructor by Kukkiwon, a world governing body of Tae Kwon Do, has trained over 3,500 students in over 40 years and has been an AAU coach at both the state and Olympic level.
As a 1st Degree Black Belt, Mr. Hornung became an Assistant Instructor, apprenticing and continuing to train under Master Kenvin and Mrs. Carol Kenvin, 4th Degree Black Belt.
Mr. Hornung was awarded the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in June of 1998 and became a full Instructor. While continuing to train under Master Kenvin, he began teaching students of his own.
After moving from southern New Jersey to New Hampshire in August of 1999, Mr. Hornung soon opened the Kenvin Form Martial Arts Academy and began accepting students. Mr. Hornung founded and operates the school to this day as a Christian ministry.
Upon completing the necessary rank requirements, Mr. Hornung was awarded the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in June of 2003.
Mr. Hornung was awarded the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in September of 2008.
In addition to Kenvin Form Tae Kwon Do, Mr. Hornung has five years’ experience in Aikido, training directly under Sensei Yukio Utada, 7th Degree Black Belt, in Philadelphia in the Aikido Yoshinkai style of Aikido. Mr. Hornung has also studied Aiki-jitsu, Jiujitsu, and Hapkido for many years.
While in college, Mr. Hornung was president of the Aikido/Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Club and began teaching those arts, in addition to teaching a number of Women’s Self Defense and Rape Aggression Defense courses on campus at the request of the student government, faculty and administration. Mr. Hornung has taught Women’s Basic Self Defense courses many times over the years. Mr. Hornung has also been a guest speaker at youth group events, driving schools, churches and has been featured on local radio, speaking on various self defense topics and issues, women’s self defense, child protection and martial arts in general.
Mr. Hornung teaches a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) style curriculum at the school, combining traditional Tae Kwon Do with Jiujitsu, Aikido, Aiki-jitsu and Hapkido. All aspect personal defense is taught—standing, clinch, and ground fighting. The curriculum features striking techniques, escapes, submissions, joint locks and controls, throws, sweeps and other techniques, with an emphasis on proper position, technique, balance and leverage instead of simple strength vs. strength.
In addition to teaching and continuing to train in the martial arts, Mr. Hornung has many other interests and hobbies. A musician, he plays the guitar and spent seven years as a worship leader in church. He enjoys playing Christian praise and worship songs, blues and rock on both acoustic and electric guitar. Mr. Hornung and his family have been involved in missions work for the homeless for a number of years, and currently serve at the Nashua Rescue Mission in Nashua, NH.
Mr. Hornung is also trained in and enjoys studying and practicing Shiatsu, which is a form of Japanese massage that has many health benefits.
Mr. Hornung enjoys weightlifting and recreational bodybuilding training and works out every weekday. He also enjoys downhill skiing, playing ice hockey, skating, competitive volleyball, computers and electronics, and gourmet cooking. Mr. Hornung also loves reading books and averages several books a month, usually indulging his love of historical studies, apologetics, sociopolitical issues, and the occasional science fiction distraction.
Mr. Hornung and his family attend Manchester Christian Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. They are involved in church small groups.
Mr. Hornung is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED by the American Red Cross.