Oom Yung Doe - 8 Martial Arts

Kirkland * Redmond 

Eight Original Styles:

  • Kung Fu (Goong Bu)
  • Kong Su (Tae Kwon Do / Karate)
  • Jiujitsu/Udo
  • Ai Ki Do / Hap Ki Do
  • 18 Weapons (Ship Pal Gae)
  • Samurai Sword (Kom Do)
  • Tai Chi Chung
  • Bagwa Chung

Assistant Regional Head Instructor Sherry Picatti

  • Instructing since 1997
  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Opened Redmond Location 2010
  •  Area of focus; Tai Chi Chung and Weapons
Sherry became interested in Martial Arts as a way of cross training.  She had been a runner for 20 years. At the age of 47, in 1994, she was having hip and knee pain, so she tried Oom Yung Doe.  She realized it wasn't just knees and hips that were a problem.  She had also lost balance, coordination, body timing, and upper body strength simply from aging.  When Sherry retired from the business world at 62, she decided to open a school to give others the opportunity to explore Oom Yung Doe and see how the knowledge of "mind and body pathway"  could help them improve their conditions and lives as much as it has, and continues, to improve hers.
Assistant Regional Head Instructor Michael Reinhardt
  • Student since 2000
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Opened Kirkland School in 2002
  • 4th Degree Black Belt

Assistant Regional Head Instructor Mike signed up in the Bellevue school in 2000. He had always been interested in martial arts, and had trained intermittently in other styles before coming to Oom Yung Doe. The 8 styles taught as one interested him enough to come in and try. It didn’t take long for him to realize the strength of Oom Yung Doe and the depth of knowledge available there. In 2002 after dedicating a significant time to training every day, he opened the Kirkland school and began teaching full time. He had seen so many benefits to his training and wanted to share that with others. To this day he is still teaching (though no longer full time) because it is the best way he has found to help others stay healthy physically and mentally.

Assistant Head Instructor Justin Martin

  • Student since 1998
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Main Areas of Study: Nae Gong (Internal Energy), Kung Fu Forms, and Bagua

Justin has always been interested in martial arts, but he only engaged in minor studies up until 1998 when he joined Oom Yung Doe and became a serious practitioner.  Justin was a competition swimmer for 11 years and has worked in the legal, financial, and IT fields (among others) but considers martial arts to be his true calling in life.  Justin has developed mental and physical skill and ability through Oom Yung Doe training, but he has also grown a great deal spiritually.  He has been consistently impressed by the variety and depth of knowledge in the Oom Yung Doe line of martial arts, and wishes to share this knowledge with others so that they too can gain the benefits that he has gained.  In 2015, Justin was inducted into the USA Alliance Martial Arts Hall of Fame (verification can be obtained at www.usamartialartshalloffame.com). 
Head Instructor Tom Grate
  • Student since 2006
  • Support instructor since 2007
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Main Area of Study: Angry Dragon Kung-fu, foundation movements
Tom originally joined Oom Yung Doe to relieve neck and shoulder pain he had experience since a car accident approximately 16 years earlier. He has been practicing Oom Yung Doe since 2006 and has found his training to have resolved his neck and shoulder pain while increasing flexibility throughout the body and increasing agility overall. Oom Yung Doe has also helped him to relieve stress, increase focus, while helping him to balance both mentally and physically for more effective communication. Tom is married and his wife is also an Oom Yung Doe student who is credited with encouraging Tom to join Oom Yung Doe. For ten years Tom held management positions at Microsoft and has worked as an independent software design and architecture consultant.

Assistant Instructor Rowin Andruscavage

  • Student since 2012
  • Intern Instructor since 2015
  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • Main Area of Study: Chinese Broadsword

Rowin enrolled at the Redmond school soon after moving from the East Coast, where he had attained 3rd degree black belt in ITF style Tae Kwon Do.  He enjoys the great variety of contrasting and complementary styles offered by Oom Yung Doe for continuing training.  The physical conditioning exercises have alleviated the debilitating joint and back pain from early onset rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosed while growing up in the Washington DC area.  Now, even under Seattle levels of sunshine, a couple of years of Oom Yung Doe helped lead a full recovery so he can enjoy long mountain hikes backpacking with his family.  Rowin has also applied his aerospace engineering background to manage computer and simulation systems for Boeing, Navy submarine sonar trainers, Microsoft Flight, Disney, and GlobalEagle satellite internet from his underground lair.