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Thank you everyone for your support in attending our 3 USA National Poomsae Team fundraiser seminars in the past couple of weeks. Great appreciation toward our National Team coaching staff (Coaches Jung Jin, Barbara Brand, and Long Nguyen) for volunteering their time to travel to these events to conduct the seminars and raised funding for our National Poomsae Team. Thanks to many of the local National Team members for also coming out to help support the event.

These events would not be possible without our great hosts:
– Grandmaster Jin (Eagles Taekwondo)
– Master Erin Carpenter and Master Ryan Bishop (Farrell’s Martial Arts)
– Master Sean Jung (US Taekwondo Center Monument)

Don’t miss our next fundraiser seminar on June 2nd in Grapevine, Texas (lead by Coaches Barbara Brand and Thu Doolittle). There will also be other local National Team members coming to help as well. Registration is open on

, and we hope to see you there!

Successful National Team Seminars Held in Missouri and Virginia

Thank you Master Sloan (Taiga Taekwondo) and Master Sang Mee Ko (World Martial Arts) for hosting 2 successful fundraiser seminars for our U.S. National Poomsae Team on February 24 and March 5. Also, great appreciation goes out to our U.S. National Poomsae Team coaching staff (Coaches David J. Turgeonand Sky Hanul Choi) for volunteering their valuable time to conduct these 2 events.

Over $3,000 was raised at the TaigaTKD seminar, while another $1,500 was raised at the WMATKD seminar!

Don’t forget to check out our next seminar on April 21st in Southern California (registration available on



The National Poomsae Team is pleased to announce that the next National Poomsae Team Seminar of the year will be held at Eagle Taekwondo in Tustin, CA on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Traditional forms will be taught as well as well as the new Beegak forms, led by National Poomsae Team Associate Coach Jung Hwang Jin. Two special guests will be present as well: GM Lee, director of the Korea National Demonstration Team, and Master Kwang Ho Park, 2x Under 30 Individual World Champion (2014, 2016). More information is available at and registration is now open on

2018 Tustin CA Seminar v2




With great momentum built for our first 2018 National Poomsae Team fundraiser seminar this weekend, we are pleased to announce our 2nd and 3rd seminar coming up! Don’t miss the opportunities to train with our National Poomsae Team Coaches David J. Turgeon and Barbara Brand.
US National Poomsae Team Fundraising Seminar #2
Feb 24, 2018
Arnold, MO 
Instructor: Coach David J. Turgeon
Featuring: Recognized and New Beegak Poomsae
US National Poomsae Team Fundraising Seminar #3
Mar 4, 2018
US National Poomsae Team Fundraising Seminar
Yorktown, VA
Instructor: Coach Sebastian “Sky” Choi
Featuring: Recognized Poomsae
More information is available at and registration are now open on

National Poomsae Team Seminar To Be Held Jan 14, 2018 in Columbia, SC

The National Poomsae Team is pleased to announce that the first National Poomsae Team Seminar of the year will be held at Legacy Martial Arts in Columbia, SC on Sunday, Jan 14, 2018.

Traditional forms will be taught as well as well as the new Beegak forms, led by National Poomsae Team Coach David Turgeon. More information is available at registration is now open on


2017 Senior National Poomsae Team Earns 11 Golds at World Taekwondo President’s Cup

Congratulations to the 2017 USA Senior National Team on a fantastic showing at the WT President Cup – a G2/G1 event with 1,600+ athletes, on Oct. 4-5! With an action packed 2 days of competition in both Recognized and Freestyle, Team USA finished first place in the standings with 11 Golds, 6 Silvers, and 1 Bronze.

Medal results:

31 – 40 Female – Jessica Ayres – GOLD

41 – 50 Female – Thoa Nguyen – GOLD

41 – 50 Male – Pok Sun Yang – GOLD

51 – 60 Female – Kristi George – BRONZE

51 – 60 Male – Thang Lam – SILVER

61 – 65 Female – Julie Tregeagle – GOLD

61 – 65 Male – Donald Cottee – SILVER

65+ Female – Erica Linthorst – GOLD

65+ Male – James Harp – SILVER

30+ Pairs – Pok Sun Yang and Thoa Nguyen – GOLD

U30 Female Team – Annie Lamb, Rena Couzzart, Jackielyn Gomez – SILVER

U30 Male Team – Michael Couloucoundis, Sebastian Choi, Princeton Rush – GOLD

30+ Women’s Team – Jessica Ayres, Jessica Fabus, Ly-Huong Ngo – GOLD

30+ Mens Team – Tuong-Huy Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Justin Wang – SILVER

18+ Female Freestyle Individual – Adalis Munoz – GOLD

18+ Male Freestyle Individual – Edward Jeong – GOLD

18 + Freestyle Pairs – Miyako Yerick and Andrew Hurd- SILVER

18+ Freestyle Team – Kelsey Ha, Cindy Asano, Kody Han, Edward Jeong, Tuong-Long Nguyen, Tuong-Huy Nguyen (sub) – GOLD


US National Poomsae Team earns 5 Golds at Pan Am Poomsae Championships

Congratulations to the cadet and junior members of the team who competed at the 2017 Pan American Cadet and Junior Poomsae Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 29-31.  Team USA poomsae finished with 5 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze!

Male Poomsae Team Standing: 1st Place!
Female Poomsae Team Standing: 2nd Place
Male Poomsae Athlete of the Year: Ryan Real
Male Poomsae Coach of the Year: Daniel Chuang

Cadet Male

Ryan Real – GOLD
Colton Sidell – BRONZE

Cadet Female
Piper Kindle – SILVER

Mixed Pair Cadet
Sharlene Duong and Jacob Gonzaga – GOLD
Aditya Bhattacharryya and Annika Walch – BRONZE

Male Team Cadet
Brandon Cho, Ryan Real and Ethan Sen – SILVER
Gabriel Mora, Michael Mora and Sergio Paez – BRONZE

Female Team Cadet
Trystan Haley Contreras, Chiara Flotildes and Victoria Hsu – SILVER
Sarah Kwak, McKenzie Sou and Annika Walch – BRONZE

Junior Male
Kyle Tanimura – BRONZE

Junior Female
Karyn Real – BRONZE

Junior Mixed Pair
Karyn Real and Ethan Sun – GOLD
Rachel Bae and Kyle Tanimura – BRONZE

Junior Male Team
Kevin Jiang, Eugene Kimura and Casey Liu – GOLD

Junior Female Team
Rachel Bae, Viviana Cao and Esther Jo – SILVER

Junior Male Freestyle
Arman Diego Polenco – BRONZE

Junior Female Freestyle
Sharlene Duong – BRONZE

Junior Pairs Freestyle
Aleena Duong and Ryan Kim – GOLD

Junior Mixed Team Freestyle
Sharlene Duong, Ethan Huang, Jaden Kim, Piper Kindle and Arianna Le – BRONZE
Pan Am Junior

National Poomsae Team Camp Held at Stanford University

Our 2017 USA National Poomsae Team Training Camp & Fundraiser was a great success, held on Aug, 12-13! We had a record breaking number for our camp with over 120 athletes, national team members, alternates, and coaches. Together, we were able to have a great 2-day camp, where athletes of all ages and experiences got to train with world class athletes and coaches. The camp helped raised $4,412.50 (after expenses), which will all go toward the National Team Poomsae Team.

The National Team also got to train together, establish strong dynamic, and start great preparation momentum toward Pan Am Championships and President Cup coming up.

Special thanks to the following:
– National Team Coaches Dan Chuang, David J. Turgeon, Barbara Brand, and Huy Nguyen for your valuable time working with all athletes.
– Stanford Taekwondo and Team-M Taekwondo for your warm hospitality hosting the event at such a wonderful venue and managed setup/breakdown.
– To all athletes and instructors for coming out. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at our next event!