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Silver Lining

about silver lining taekwon-do

Silver Lining Taekwon-Do


Where physical and mental fitness meet

Our goal is to provide a positive, balanced experience that focuses on the individual, preparing you to meet any challenge and live life to its fullest. From excelling in school to enjoying a healthier lifestyle to building self-esteem and self-respect, we’re dedicated to helping you develop the physical and mental strength to meet your goals, realize your potential and exceed your expectations so you can be your best all the time.


Welcome to your comfort zone!

Finding your comfort zone is our top priority. We make sure all of our programs are energizing and engaging. We take the time to explain the science behind martial arts so that you can practice new skills with confidence and complete safety. We provide flexible schedules to help you balance your time here with demands outside of class. And discipline and respect always share the mat with warm smiles, friendly handshakes, and positive feedback.


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What our students are saying about us!
My son is in the little kickers and at this (5) they do an amazing job teaching at his level, interacting with him and making the class enjoyable for him. They definitely make anyone that walks through their door feel welcome and part of the family.
-Breanne I.
There is truly no better place for learning martial arts! Mr. Mbow is a child whisperer who strikes the delicate balance between commanding respect and showing kindness, between fierceness and grace, and between focus and playfulness. 
-Amy R.
When I started attending classes, I was an adult with no martial arts experience who hadn't done any real exercise in years. I was really worried that I'd feel overwhelmed and out of place. Two classes in I was hooked, and I've never looked back.
-Mariah S.

Our instructors

The Power of Positive People

Spotting a Silver Lining Taekwon-do instructor is easy. Just look for someone who’s enthusiastic, experienced and energized, happy to try ideas that enhance the quality of their instruction, and willing to serve as an example as well as a teacher. Someone dedicated to hard work, strong values, and making a positive difference, for our students, our school, and our community.

Mathiam Mbow

5th Degree Black Belt - Owner/Head instructor

Mr. Mbow loves teaching at Silver Lining Taekwon-do because of the positive energy the students bring to the floor. “It is a humbling and rewarding experience to see the students set goals and work so hard to achieve them. Everybody at Silver Lining Taekwon-do works as one team

Haradin Munishi

2nd Degree Black Belt - Head Instructor

Mr. Munishi is one of the most talented martial artists and one of the most accomplished instructors in the nation. His passion for the martial arts is a very close second to his positive nature.

Erik Buinevicius

2nd Degree Black Belt - Assistant Instructor

Mr. Erik Buinevicius is a 2nd Degree Black Belt and has been doing martial arts since 2004 when he was four years old. He moved schools three times before finally finding a home at Silver Lining Taekwon-do. Mr. Buinevicius trained from Gold Belt all the way to 2nd Degree Black Belt at this location and appreciated every minute of it.

Alex Lyons

1st Degree Black Belt - Assistant Instructor

Mr. Alex Lyons is a 1st Degree Black Belt and has been an Assistant Instructor since November, 2016. He is a student at Madison West High School where he enjoys his math and science classes. Mr. Lyons has been studying martial arts since he was four years old.

Daniel Hungness

1st Degree Black Belt - Assistant Instructor

Mr. Daniel Hungness began studying karate under the instruction of Mr. Mbow and Mr. Munishi at the age of 9. A friend invited him to attend one of Mr. Mbow’s classes, and he was hooked! Mr. Hungness earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt in October 2014.

Olivia Pax

Instructor - 2nd degree black belt

Olivia Pax is a 2nd-degree black belt that has been doing martial arts for ten years. She requested to do martial arts at age 4, after quitting ballet “because it was boring.” Since starting martial arts, she has earned the opportunity to compete for the US International team at the World Martial Arts Games in Dublin, Ireland. She and three other amazing martial artists from Silver Lining Taekwon-do joined many other incredible martial artists from across the US to compete.