Van Buren Instructor - Master Instructor Pete Mulka

Mr. Mulka is a 4th Degree Black Belt, head instructor of the Van Buren class and the association’s divisional head of self-defencs tactics.   Prior to taking over the Van Buren class Mr. Mulka spent six years as the assistant instructor of the Grant class. Mr. Mulka has been a member of the American and Korean Taekwondo schools for thirty years, twenty one of which have been as a Black Belt. He began his training in 1985 as a Redford student under Master Brian Masionville. In 1993 he moved to Canton and transferred to the Plymouth class under Mr. Chris Felton where he earned his 1st Degree black belt a year later. In 1996 Mr. Mulka began training to become a law enforcement officer and graduated from the Washtenaw regional police academy in 1998.  Mr. Mulka became a Police Officer the same year then spent the next ten years working afternoons and midnights.  Due to his schedule he was less active in the association during that time. He did, however, continue his martial arts training attaining rank in aikido and karate. 

Having a background in martial arts Mr. Mulka was chosen by his police department to become a grappling instructor. He trained under Mr. Pat Potocheck, an ex-law enforcement officer and Brazilian ju-jitsu black belt. Mr. Mulka completed the course and became a certified police grappling instructor. Along with his duties as a patrol officer, he taught police grappling to officers from his department and other police departments throughout southeast Michigan.

Mr. Mulka is the proud father of 5 children, all but one of whom are members of AKT Schools. Mr. Mulka is grateful that his children share his love of the martial arts.  In his own words: “I am very proud to have 2 sons, Mr. Austin Mulka and Mr. Bandy Mulka, who have earned black belts through AKT Schools. I also have another son and daughter at the student level. My youngest son is eager to start training but is still a bit to young. The martial arts are a family affair at my house and I really love that.”

Mr. Mulka won his first martial arts competition at the age of 10 and has been competing ever since. Mr. Mulka has been a state and national champion at both the student and black belt levels. Mr. Mulka still enjoys competing and says he will continue to do so whenever his schedule permits.  Mr. Mulka is grateful to have come up in a school that teaches self-defense and point sparing.  Mr. Mulka says that: “One of the things I love about the AKT Schools system is that it gives students a good base in both street defense and point style fighting/sparing.   It’s a very well rounded Martial arts system.”  He also adds: “AKT Schools teaches all the traditional aspects of Taekwondo but also incorporates aspects of boxing, karate, judo, aikido, jujitsu, krav maga and other combative arts systems. The AKT Schools has been one of the best and greatest influences in my life. It’s really a wonderful program and I am fortunate to have been part of its history and honored to be a part of its future.”  

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