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.
June 24, 2017, Saturday
Session 1: 12:00p-2:00p (Green/Blue/Red/Black Belts ages 6+)
Session 2: 3:00p-6:00p (Black Belts ages 6+)
Coach Dan Chuang, US National Poomsae Team Head Coach
Coach David Turgeon, US National Poomsae Team Coach
Kwangjin Ha, Pan American Gold Medalist
Erica Linthorst, World Gold Medalist
Carissa Fu, World Bronze Medalist
Bruce Gallup, World Bronze Medalist
Registration is available through the USAT Hangastar website
85 Mill Plain Rd. Unit W
Fairfield CT 06824
(inside of Sportsplex)
(Closest Airports: New York City JFK and LGA)
$75 for both sessions
Team USA posted a record 20 medals at the 2014 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, earned an unprecedented 28 medals (19 gold) at the 2015 Pan Am Championships/Open, and 20 medals (4 gold) at the 2016 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships – come and learn some of the training methods that made that performance possible! Coaches Chuang and Turgeon will explain the training methods used to train athletes of all levels, from novice competitors through world-medalist caliber athletes.
Session 1 (12p-2p) will focus on correct poomsae fundamentals (hand techiques, kicking and transitions), accuracy, and a subset of the Taeguek forms.
Session 2 (3p-6p) will focus on advanced training techniques to maximize presentation for competition, and will cover some of the Dan-level forms, and go over Freestyle Poomsae training components if desired by the participants.
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).
USA National Team Head Coach Dan Chuang – firstname.lastname@example.org