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Michael Rowe

The Founder and Grandmaster instructor of the Dojang at Alpha Omega Martial Arts. It is his stated mission to motivate, inspire, and transform the lives of those who choose the martial arts to improve themselves. He started his journey of teaching youth through the martial arts in 1989 and has never looked back. Seeking to develop young men and women by testing them in key life principles, and challenging them emotionally and physically through martial arts training to apply them; the results are not only internalized but also externalized in their day to day lives. Creating this method of teaching has been more than a task, it’s been a sacrifice of time and love. It’s not about simply about training the physical, but also about expanding the mental comprehensions, and exploring the emotional depths of our lives.

Background & Experience

Grandmaster Rowe has been mentoring youth formally and informally for almost 30 years and has been training in the martial arts almost 45 years. His martial arts training has included: wrestling, boxing, Taekwondo, Judo, Hapkido (both Combat Hapkido & Traditional Hapkido), Modern Arnis, Okinawan Karate & Weapons, and a study of swordsmanship. In addition to ancient weapons training he has trained in modern marksmanship with both sidearms and long rifle. 

Grandmaster Rowe has often stated that "I’ve always been confounded by how a martial artist can be a Black Belt in a Dojang, but stay a white belt in life." How does a martial artist gracefully control attackers with great ease, yet cannot mentally overcome more than one stressor in their life? It’s truly meaningless if a person has great skills in a martial art, but lack the sacrificial love, power, integrity and discipline that only comes from a martial heart. He is not only committed to the martial arts, but even more so he is committed to saving the lives of our youth. Training the physical body is of some value, but training for compassion is of value in every way, benefitting now and the life to come.

Martial Arts Credentials

9th Degree Black Belt Combat Hapkido
6th Degree Black Belt Mukido 
6th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo Koryu Kwan 
5th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan
4th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo Kukkiwon
1st Degree Black Belt Judo


Educational Experience

B.Sc. Criminal Justice, Computer Information Systems - Bellevue University
M. A. Homeland Security - American Military University
Graduate Level Studies: Cybersecurity, Healthcare Security, Lutheran Theology 

Donna Ingold

Donna began her training in the martial arts in 2011 with the study of Goju Ryu Karate-Do and in 2014 she earned her First Degree Black Belt. In 2014 she began her study of Combat Hapkido with Grandmaster Rowe and in 2017 she earned her First Degree Black Belt in Combat Hapkido. Currently Ms. Donna is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate-Do and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Weapons.

Donna currently maintains rigorous training schedule, often traveling throughout the United States, and occasionally to Okinawa in order to learn and incorporate what she can from the best of the best.  Donna is one of the most dedicated students of the warrior arts that I have met in some time and I am proud that she has chosen to share her knowledge and experiences to the students of Alpha Omega Martial Arts.

Martial Arts Credentials

4th Degree Black Belt Goju Ryu Karate
1st Degree Black Belt Combat Hapkido
1st Degree Black Belt Okinawan Kobudo


A.M. Christian Ministry

Wade Stephens

Wade Stephens has been dedicated to the development of defensive tactics for security and law enforcement personnel for the last 18 years. He has worked with the Douglas County Department of Corrections as a line officer and as an Instructor Trainer. Wade also serves as the leader of the Special Operations Reaction Team. He has completed training with a full range of personal protection skills including Verbal Judo, PPCT, SHARPS, and GAGE.  He has not only instructed these programs of tactical instruction but has had to develop a strong practical understanding of them during years of work as a Correctional Officer and the Founder of the Private Security Company "Four Horsemen Security." He has had the privilege to have studied under some of the leading martial arts masters, and defensive tactics instructors in the United States. This experience translates into one of the most well rounded and effective personal protection curriculum available today.

Wade Stephens is the Director of the College Personal Protection Initiative at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He supervises and guides the instruction of students on campus as they become aware of the potential interpersonal violence that can be experienced on campus.

Martial Arts Credentials

1st Degree Black Belt Combat Hapkido


A.S. Criminal Justice - Metropolitan College
F.B.I. - Instructor Development
ICON - Celebrity Protection

Norah Herrera

Norah is our newest Associate Instructor at Alpha Omega Martial Arts. She has been studying under Grandmaster Rowe since 2015 and earned her 1st Degree Black Belt in Combat Hapkido in 2022. Norah is currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Combat Hapkido and is currently studying to become certified as an Instructor under the guidance of Grandmaster Rowe while she attends school at Wahoo Public Schools.

Martial Arts Credentials

2nd Degree Black Belt Combat Hapkido
Associate Instructor

Leadership Team

Student Members of Alpha Omega can learn valuable Leadership skills and eventually become eligible to become Instructors in the future These members have volunteered to assist GM Rowe with classes. 


Elijah Waldman - Age 12

5th Gup Blue Combat Hapkido


William Pearson - 10

9th Gup Yellow Combat Hapkido

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:00  - 9:00 pm
Tuesday  5:00  - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00  - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00  - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00  - 7:00  pm
Saturday 8:00 am - Noon
Sunday Personal Training Sessions by Appointment

Phone: (402) 277-8568

Community Studio

Alpha Omega Martial Arts is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the State of Nebraska, and we thrive on the generosity of people like you. All donations are tax-deductible. Alpha Omega's tax ID number is 47-4257228. No donation is too small, or too large. Whether it’s $20 or $20,000, every cent will be hugely appreciated and put to good use.

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