Our Team

Master Chris Correia


Master Chris Correia is the owner and head instructor of North Shore Taekwondo. Master Chris is a Kukkiwon certified 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido, and a 2nd Dan in Kumdo (Korean sword arts).


Master Chris grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and attended Providence College where he graduated with a degree in Psychology. After moving to St. Louis, MO, he attended Saint Louis University where he received a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He and his family moved to Duluth, MN in 1991. When not in the Taekwondo gym, Master Chris works as the Youth Transition Program Manager at the Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss.


Master Chris began his Taekwondo training under Master Bruce Sodahl in 1993 and began teaching Taekwondo in 1997 at an after-school program in his children’s elementary school. Today, he operates and oversees the very same program in which he started his training 25 years ago. Master Chris’ own two children, Mr. Robb Correia, 3rd Dan, and Miss Tricia Correia, 2nd Dan, developed within the same program and worked within it to help many others learn and progress. The family that kicks together, sticks together!




Master Eric Hylden

Master Eric Hylden is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido, and a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kumdo, the art of the sword. He has been an instructor at North Shore Taekwondo since 2000.

Master Eric grew up in Minneapolis and came to Duluth to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He graduated from UMD in 1984 with degrees in Teaching and Communications. He then attended the University of Minnesota School of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 1987. After working as an attorney in private practice for more than two decades, he now serves as a District Court Judge in Minnesota's Sixth Judicial District based in Duluth, MN.

His daughter Hannah, a 2nd degree black belt, also developed within the North Shore Taekwondo program.