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!
Congratulations to the athletes who earned their spots on the 2017 US National Poomsae Team by winning the US National Team Trials held as part of the US National Championships in Detroit, MI on June 29-July 6. The competition was fierce and each division was as deep and competitive as it has ever been! For the list of 2017 National Poomsae Team members, click here.
Please note that the 2017 National Poomsae Team Selection Procedures have been posted. This year’s team will be selected at the 2017 USA Taekwondo National Championships. Be sure to read through the procedures and understand the process!
You can download the procedures at:
May 13 wrapped up in Texas and North Carolina as 2 of our national poomsae team coaches conducted fundraiser seminars for 40+ participants. We hope those attended had a great time learning, and we would like to thank Coaches Chuang & Brand as well as all the national team members Elva Adams, Carissa Fu and Adalis “AJ” Munoz who came out to help out with the events.
Also, we would like to thank Masters Song, Tippens, and Partridge for hosting these events!
The poomsae reference video page of US National Team Members performing the recognized poomsae has been updated to include performances from the 2016 World Poomsae Championships. Please feel free to share with your students and athletes!
The poomsae reference video page can be found by clicking here.
Congratulations again to Alex Twu, Monina Dizon and Coach Huy Nguyen for representing the US National Poomsae Team at the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on March 28, 2017. For the full article at the USA Taekwondo site, please click here.
Congratulations to the following athletes who earned a berth on the 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Team at the NCTA Championships on April 1-2, 2017 at the University of California, San Diego. Athletes had to perform both recognized and freestyle routines to make the team. The team will compete at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei in August 2017.
Female Individual – Adalis Munoz
Male Individual – Edward Jeong
Mixed Pair – Kelsey Ha and Albert Jong
Female Team – Christina Castillo, Samery Moras and Adalis Munoz
Male Team – Kody Han, Edward Jeong and Albert Jong
Congratulations to all! For full results, including the collegiate and high school championships divisions, please click here.