Gold Star ATA Martial Arts
Legacy Instructor Team
Master Jack Cochnar
Master Cochnar is a 6th Degree Black Belt, Nationally Certified Instructor. He earned his Mastership Title on October 21st, 2021! He has multiple state titles and martial arts achievements. He has a wide-verity of ATA and weapon certifications. Outside of Gold Star ATA Martial Arts, you may know him as the Executive Director at the Crete Chamber of Commerce.
Master Nominee Alyssa Cochnar
Miss Cochnar is a 6th Degree Black Belt, Nationally Certified Instructor. She is a 4X World Champ, holds multiple district and state titles, as well has numerous martial arts achievements. She has a wide-verity of ATA and weapon certifications, and was recently announced as one of ATA's new National Protect Instructors for Gum Do (sword). Miss Cochnar has also been notified of her new title of Master Nominee and has now started her Mastership Training Process. She also currently trains in Kummooyeh, which is a sword and Korean traditional archery based martial arts.
Mrs. Suzy Cochnar
Mrs. Cochnar is a 3rd Degree Black Belt, Nationally Certified Instructor. She has multiple ATA nd weapon certifications. You may see her around the Doane University campus, as she is the Admissions Visit Coordinator. She also teaches an Art Education class at Doane as well.
Dr. Mark Meysenburg, PhD
Mr. Meysenburg is a 4th Degree Black Belt, Nationally Certified Instructor. He teaches classes at Gold Star ATA's Crete location. He has multiple state champs and weapon certifications. He has his doctorate, is a professor at Doane University, and teaches Computer Science.
Miss Valerie Cochnar
Miss V. Cochnar is a 4th Degree Black Belt, Nationally Certified Instructor. She has multiple state champs and weapon certifications. She is not only the Graphic Designer for Gold Star ATA, but she also started her own business, Uneta Boutique, in 2020.
Mr. Michael Cochnar
Mr. M. Cochnar is a 5th Degree Black Belt, Nationally Certified Instructor. He has multiple state champs. He is Gold Star ATA's Media Consultant and even used to work for ATA Headquarters in the Media Department. He currently lives and works in California. He has his own production company, Uneta Productions, where he loves writing screenplays and directing films. He and his wife, Jessica Alexander, also own a children's theater, Class Act Community Playhouse.
Mr. Nathan Cochnar
Mr. N. Cochnar is a 3rd Degree Black Belt Trainee Instructor. He has multiple state champs and holds a weapon certification in Gum Do. He is currently studying Computer Science at Doane University.