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Coach MacMillan started her martial arts journey at a young age at Emmons’ TaeKwonDo Academy in Kissimmee, FL, under the instruction of Master John Emmons. Starting out, Coach Mac was one of many influential instructors who helped train her towards her goal of becoming a black belt. Nicole is now a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Traditional (ITF) TaeKwonDo and is a Grand National and South East Regional Champion.


Since moving to Chicago, Nicole has rejoined Coach Mac to pass on her martial arts training to the next generation of fighters, alongside the very instructor who trained her. Nicole can be found teaching our Adult TaeKwonDo classes and some of our kickboxing classes. She is currently working towards her next black belt rank in TaeKwonDo and continually trains in kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Nicole has a genuine love for all things martial arts, and that shines through in everything she teaches. She believes that there is something to learn from every discipline.


Nicole now aids Coach Mac in cornering our fighters and helping anyone who is preparing for a tournament. When not at the gym, Nicole is an attorney in downtown Chicago.

  • 3rd Dan Black Belt in Traditional (ITF) TaeKwonDo

  • Registered WAKO Coach

  • First Aid and CPR Certified


Striking Coach

Adult TaeKwonDo Coach

Martial arts is a journey. The best advice I can give is to learn from as many people and disciplines as you can, then implement what works for you and throw away what doesn't.

- Coach MacMillan

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