Meet Our Instructors

Master Damir Alisa
Mr. Alisa is the owner of Fusion Taekwondo LLC. He currently holds a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo and has an extensive background in working with children. Master Alisa has obtained a psychology degree from the University of Vermont and is currently in the process of obtaining his Masters degree in Counseling from his alma mater. He has interned with a juvenile detention center, has performed research in a Social Development laboratory, led a successful tutoring program at the University of Vermont, and has worked with both the Burlington and Colchester school systems. Master Alisa is currently part of the Great Burlington YMCA board as a marketing committee member. His goal is to use his experience to help students build strong minds and bodies. Beyond Fusion, Master Alisa enjoys photography, primitive camping, and eating the occasional jar of Nutella.

Master John Bodnar
Master Bodnar currently holds a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo. He has obtained his first degree black belt under Grand Master Dion and has been teaching since 1988. Mast Bodnar is a certified judge in Professional Kickboxing Association and is married to novelist Dr. Catherine Bodnar. He is a Senior Financial Advisor in Burlington and a long time resident of Colchester. When not training, Master Bodnar enjoys spending time with his 5 children and 3 grandchildren.