Grand Master Donatelli
Grand Master Donatelli has 4 decades of teaching Korean Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do. He holds the rank of 7th Dan from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (the Olympic Organizing Federation) at the Kukkiwon, Seoul, Korea (National Gymnasium), the Korea Tae Kwon Do Association and Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do Association.
Master Donatelli enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps after high school and was introduced to hand to hand combat in boot camp and studied Karate off base. After discharge, he decided to continue his study in the Martial Arts and preferred to train in Tae Kwon Do at Lee’s Karate, Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Through his Martial Arts’ career he also has trained in Hapkido, Tai Chi, Judo, Isshinryu and Shotokon Karate.
In 1968, his Master, Master Augustine K. Lee settled in Pittsburgh and opened two traditional style TKD schools one in Bloomfield and the other school in McKeesport, PA. In 1974 Master Ferragonio, one of Master Lee’s confidants and instructor moved the McKeesport School to Penn Hills, PA.
While training under Grand Master Augustine K. Lee and Master Ferragonio at Lee’s Karate, Master Donatelli launched a Tae Kwon Do Program at the Racquet Club of Pittsburgh in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. He taught fifteen years at the Racquet Club and then moved his School to Plum, Pennsylvania. His 5th and 6th degrees of Black Belt were awarded while studying and teaching under the supervision of 8th Degree Grand Master Jae Hoon Shim of Shim’s Judo and Tae Kwon Do, Glenshaw, PA.
Master Donatelli teaches and instructs 100% of the classes each week with small class sizes and one-on-one tutelage and guidance.
In April 2011 Master Donatelli found a home in Harmar and decided to establish a core school in Springdale, Pennsylvania; Blue Dragon Tae Kwon Do.
Contact Master Donatelli
Blue Dragon Tae Kwon Do
916 Pittsburgh St
Springdale, PA 15144