Pete Kozak was raised in Nebraska and moved to Oregon in 1984. He began studying Tae Kwon Do at Shin's Martial Arts Institute in 1988 and received his 4rd Dan black belt in 2013. In addition to his martial arts background, Mr. Kozak holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska, and Associate of Science degree in Printing Technology and an Associate of Arts degree in Mass Communication (Journalism and Advertising) from Linn Benton Community College, and a Masters of Science in Education from Western Oregon University. He currently teaches special education at West Albany High School. Mr. Kozak has also been a professional musician since 1977 and teaches guitar and banjo both privately and at Oregon State University. He lives in Corvallis with his wife Dianne.
- 4th Dan Black Belt, Sun Moo Kwan
- 4th Dan Black Belt, US Taekwondo Grandmasters Society
- 1st Dan Black Belt, Kukkiwon