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Master David Laughlin

Top Notch Founder, Tang Soo Do Instructor

Master Laughlin has spent many years searching for a career that would offer him a stable and secure foundation and still be able to challenge his creativity and enthusiasm. He found all of this and more in Martial Arts.

He received his Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Communications and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo and is a Certified Instructor. His teaching objective is to help his students achieve their goals in both Martial Arts and in life.

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What Our Students Say

In the few short months my son has trained with Master Laughlin at Top Notch, his grades, concentration, patience & confidence have improved wildly! We could not be happier - THANK YOU!
Kerri Nagy, mom of a new Yellow/Orange Belt Tang Soo Do Student


Master Gene McClone

Tai Chi Instructor

Master McClone is a living testament to the fact that there are no age barriers in the art of Tai Chi.

With 30 years of experience in martial arts, Gene is extremely committed to help as many others as possible towards the attainment of their goals.

Gene is happily married to Mary Ann who is a wonderful wife, and who has also become his best friend. He is the proud grandfather of five great kids.


Elena Zerfus

Assistant Instructor

Start Now

Begin your martial arts training at Top Notch. It's easy! Here's how:

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Watch a Class

Feel free to visit any of our scheduled classes and meet Master Laughlin.

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Take an Intro Course

Only $89 for five classes, plus a FREE uniform!

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Join the Family

A variety of options are available for Tang Soo Do and Tai Chi Training. Contact Top Notch for assistance in tailoring a package that best meets your needs.