Traditional Skills, Modern Instruction

MUSA is a martial arts studio in Sherwood, Oregon, that teaches the arts of Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as separate disciplines that complement one another. We are dedicated to providing a warm, supportive learning environment to students of all ages and expertise. MUSA is committed to inspiring others through meaningful instruction. Our instructors are knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about teaching. Each instructor has been refining their art for many years and all look forward to sharing their love of martial arts with you.


Master Lacey

John Lacey began his Taekwondo career with Master Jung Soo Lee at the age of fifteen. Under the guidance of Master Lee, John trained in Hapkido and Taekwondo over the next eight years. When the school was sold in 2006, John continued his training and teaching with Master Kim of World Champion Taekwondo for the following several years. In 2011, John was presented with the opportunity to open up his own school. MUSA is the result of John’s lifelong dream and the support of some very special people.


Chace Butterworth

Our resident stunt man Chace began his Taekwondo training at the age of ten under Master George. As a green belt, he relocated to Sherwood and trained with many instructors before earning his 1st Degree Black Belt under the instruction of Mr. Lacey in 2009. When MUSA opened its doors in 2011, Chace began teaching Taekwondo classes. He recently achieved his 2nd Degree Black Belt in November of 2012. “Love what MUSA has taught me about both Taekwondo and teaching.” – Chace Chace, we love your enthusiasm for Taekwondo and your connection with the kids you teach.


Steve Klier

Steve Klier began practicing Taekwondo five years ago and currently holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt. Since retiring from his career of 29 years, Steve has found joy in helping the younger ones with their Taekwondo skills. He believes “exercise to be the fountain of youth”, but the rest of us believe the real key behind his spunk may lie with the loving marriage shared with his wife of 46 years.