Terry Vaughn

Terry Vaughn began his study of the arts in 1992. He has served as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Black Belt Fraternity for the past 25 years. He was USKK National Champion in 1998 and 1999. Mr. Vaughn is Sensei Saud’s 3rd Shodan (Blackbelt) and holds the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Blackbelt).

He currently serves as the school's Junior Program Coordinator.

Mr. Vaughn retired after 31 years as a high school/ middle school band director for Fort Wayne Community Schools and began working for Mynett Music Company. An opening at as private Catholic school allowed him to return to teaching once more.


In 2014, Mr. Vaughn achieved his personal trainer certification through AFI (American Fitness Institute)

Terry is married and has 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren.



“My life has changed dramatically through my time in the arts, physically, mentally, and socially. Sensei Saud has taught karate for over 50 years and I am so grateful for the influence he has had on my life as a karateka, leader, and person. He has a unique perspective on the challenges facing children and adults with a proven record of applying the principles, disciplines, and traditions of karate-do. I look forward to continuing my training here as well as helping others along this path to achieve their goals and dreams. ”

-Terry Vaughn

"The disciplines learned in music parallel those found in karate, i.e.: self-confidence, self-discipline, team spirit, and physical fitness. These will help to reinforce a standard of excellence that is required for success in all of life."

-Terry Vaughn