Our Taekwondo Instruction Team

Christy Bamburg
5th Degree Black Belt

Christy Bamburg is a Chief Instructor and School Owner of Coppell ATA Martial Arts and Coppell AMA.  She is a Certified Instructor in Traditional Taekwondo and Protech (weapons) with the American Taekwondo Association (ATA). She is also a certified SHARP instructor (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention).  She has over 18 years experience working with special needs students of all ages. Ms. Bamburg currently holds the Title of 2005 National Champion in traditional weapons and the Title of 2008 World Champion in ATA X-treme weapons. and current 2018 District Champion in traditional weapons  Ms. Bamburg has been working with the students of Coppell ATA for over 14 years


Katelyn Jackson
4th Degree Black Belt

Katelyn is a certified instructor in the ATA (American Taekwondo Association), She instructs the Advanced Tigers and WOY Juniors.  She will happily answer any questions that you may have about our programs or events. She graduated from UNT with a BA in History.  She will start teaching history in the Fall of 2021.


DYLAN JOSEPH                                                        3RD DEGREE BLACK BELT

Dylan is a certified instructor with the American Taekwondo Association. He instructs the Camo-Red Juniors class, as well as helps with the WOY Juniors, Black Belt Juniors and Adult Classes. He is 12x World Champion in both Xtreme and Creative Weapons.  He has been training with Coppell ATA Martial Arts since he was 5 years old.  He assists with all classes.  He is a true inspiration to all students.  He is currently taking classes at North Lake Community College.

Trace Megellas
3rd Degree Black Belt

Trace  is the creator of the TForceElite Team26 time Creative and Extreme Weapon and Open Hand World Champion in four leagues (ATA, NBL, BASKA/The League, USKA and Purple Dragon) • Competed Nationally and Internationally (United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Guatemala and Peru) • 2011 & 2012 ESPN Martial Arts Invitational Tournament Creative Weapon overall Champion– Televised World Wide • Good Morning America Interview – 2 times • Preformed at American Airlines Sky Ball with 3,000 in attendance twice for the US Marines and the US Army • Numerous Martial Art magazine and Star Telegram Newspaper stories and bios • Named The League Martial Artist of The Year • Certified Martial Arts Instructor.  He teaches weekly the xtreme and creative classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Paige Bantum
3rd Degree Black Belt

Paige is a multi-talented athlete and one of the founding members of TForce Elite, from Las Vegas, Nevada, who participates in 3 different  sports.  She is a martial artist, a competitive cheerleader, and a dancer. Paige started martial arts at the young age of 3 and has been studying the art of taekwondo for 16 years.   Over these 15 years, Paige has managed to win 22 world champion titles, and 38 state titles all in traditional forms and weapons, extreme forms and weapons and creative forms and weapons. As you can see, Paige is a very well rounded competitor and martial artist. Something interesting about Paige is that she has won a weapons title with 3 different weapons (Bo, Kamas and Chucks)!  Paige teaches with Trace the xtreme and creative classes at Coppell ATA, as well as her Mom Kim’s ATA in Las Vegas, when she is home.