US National Poomsae Team Seminar – Lakewood, NJ – June 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.


June 11, 2016, Saturday
Session 1: 11:00a-1:00p  (Green/Blue/Red/Black Belts ages 8+)
Session 2: 1:30p-4:30p (Black Belts ages 8+)


Coach David Turgeon, US National Poomsae Team Coach

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Registration is open on the USA Taekwondo Hangastar Site which can also be accessed through the USA Taekwondo Website.


Stomp Ground Martial Arts
1328 River Ave
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(Closest Airports: Newark (EWR) and Philadelphia (PHL))
Seminar host: Master Rogelio Franco and Master Samantha Thomas


$40 for one session

$75 for both sessions


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 and Coach Nguyen will explain the training methods used to train athletes of all levels, from novice competitors through world-medalist caliber athletes.

Session 1
(11a-1p) 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:

If you have questions, or are interested in hosting a US National Team Seminar, please contact Coach Chuang below.

USA National Team Head Coach Dan Chuang –

For questions about the venue, contact below:

Master Samantha Thomas –

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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