US National Poomsae Team Seminar – Dartmouth, MA – April 2016

We are pleased to announce a series of upcoming poomsae training opportunities athletes of all levels! The US National Team coaches, including Head Coach Dan Chuang, and Coaches David Turgeon, Barbara Brand and Huy Nguyen, in addition to other current and former national team coaches and athletes, will be conducting National Poomsae Team training events throughout the United States as a way of disseminating the latest training methods and poomsae knowledge, as well as to raise funds for the US National Poomsae Team, which is largely self-funded. 100% of the proceeds will help support our USA National Poomsae Team.


April 16, 2016, Saturday
Session 1: 10:00a-12:00p  (Green/Blue/Red/Black Belts ages 8+)
Session 2: 1:30p-4:30p (Black Belts ages 8+)


Coach Dan Chuang, US National Poomsae Team Head Coach
Coach David Turgeon, US National Poomsae Team Coach

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Registration is open through Hangastar and the  USA Taekwondo website.


Absolute Martial Arts
14 Ventura Drive
Dartmouth, MA

(Closest Airports: Boston (BOS) and Providence (PVD))
Seminar host: Master Bruce Sylvia


$40 for one session

$75 for both sessions
All participants must be USA Taekwondo members


Team USA posted a record 20 medals at the 2014 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, and earned an unprecedented 28 medals (19 gold) at the 2015 Pan Am Championships/Open – come and learn some of the training methods that made that performance possible! Coach Chuang will explain the training methods used to train athletes of all levels, from novice competitors through world-medalist caliber athletes.

Session 1
(10a-12p) will focus on correct poomsae fundamentals (hand techiques, kicking and transitions), accuracy, and a subset of the Taeguek forms.

Session 2 (1:30p-4:30p) will focus on advanced training techniques to maximize presentation for competition, and will cover some of the Dan-level forms.

For black belts, both sessions are recommended as the afternoon session will build on the morning session. However, the morning session is not required for the afternoon session.

If you have any questions for this event, please contact our coaching staff (contact information below).

Contact Information:

USA National Team Head Coach Dan Chuang –

Seminar Host Master Bruce Sylvia –

Welcome to the US National Taekwondo Poomsae Team Page! This page is a resource for poomsae practitioners in the United States .

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