Our Staff


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


Elena Zerfus

Assistant Instructor