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Grand Master Ki Soo Jung - 8th Degree Black Belt

Posted: December 06, 2019

Grand Master Ki Soo Jung

Read below to learn more about Grand Master Jung's martial arts career and accomplishments.

1971: Started Taekwondo in 7th grade at Man-Kyong Middle School 1972: 9th Chulra-Bukdo Championship - 1st Prize 1973: Graduated Man-Kyong Middle School 1974: 1st prize in Chulra-Bukdo, 11th Individual Championship Tournament 1974: 3rd Prize in 1st Korea Middle and High School Champion Tournament 1974: Won Official Commendation in Educational Association of Chulra-Bukdo 1974: 1st Prize in Preliminary Race of 2nd Korea Athletic Meet Championship 1975: 1st Prize in Chulra-Bukdo New Talent Championship Tournament 1975: 2nd Prize in the 12th Individual Championship Tournament 1976: Awarded an Official Commendation from Man-Kyong High School 1976: Graduated Man-Kyong High school 1978: Entered Korea Judo University 1978: 2nd Prize in Korea Taekwondo Championship Tournament 1979: Entered the Army, 5th division (ROK Marines) 1980: 1st Prize in President Loyal Grant Championship Tournament 1980: 1st Prize in Korea Athletics Meet for Kyungki-Do representative selection

1981: 3rd Place in Army International Qualifying Championship 1982: Returned to Korea Judo University   1982: Awarded the fourth class instructor 1983: Certificate of the national instructor 1985: Graduated from Young In University 1986: Trainer in the USA Training Center 1988: Established the US Taekwondo Center 1989: USA Master Demo Team 1991: Certificate of USA referee 1993: Won Official Commendation from World Taekwondo Headquarters (Kukkiwon) 1994: Coach in Pan-America Taekwondo Championship 1995: Coach in the Olympic festival 1995: Awarded Testimonial of Guidance Membership 1996: Awarded the Certificate of International Referee 1999 - 2001: Coach in the World Taekwondo Championships. 2006 - present: Colorado President of US Taekwondo Leaders Union 2008: Silver Medalist 2008 World Hanmadang 2008: Advisor to the World Taekwondo Federation 2008: Appointed to the President's Task Force for the U.S. Taekwondo Committee, previously known as the U.S. Taekwondo Federation October 2010: Honorably presented the rank of Eighth Dan 2012: Appointed U.S. Calegate Team Leader.MASTER SEAN JUNG, GRANDMASTER KI SOO JUNG, INSTRUCTOR JULIET JUNG

 


10 Anti-Bullying Tactics That Work

Posted: September 24, 2019

Your kids are going back to school and you’re ready for the best year ever, but you know the statistics; 17% of students are bullied, more than once a month. And it doesn’t really matter how old you are, where you go to school, what color you are, or where you live, bullies are everywhere. So it’s time to be smart and help your kids learn the tools and tactics that work to prevent bullying. 

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or the cyber version. Thankfully there are some tools you can help your kids put into place to avoid, prevent and cope with bullying, in all its forms. Here are ten things you can teach your kids to do when they’re being bullied.


7 Steps To Avoid Back To School Stress

Posted: August 05, 2019

Don’t let normal back-to-school stress turn into lasting fear or long term damage and anxiety. Here are seven ways to put the joy back into back-to-school time for kids, and their parents!

Questions will come up: “Will I fit in?” “Who will my teacher be?” “What if I can’t understand the lessons?” “Will I be with my friends?” These fears are normal but they can lead to undesirable effects, like a lack of enthusiasm for school that can lead to missing classes, and poor grades. 

These fears can lead to long-term damage and make attending school in the future much more difficult. They can even lead to social anxiety in adulthood. And for the busy parent trying to keep the family on track, it can be overwhelming! 


5 Heroic Kids Who Saved Their Lives with Martial Arts

Posted: July 09, 2019

Kidnappers. Bullies. Adults who just want to start fights, even with kids. Every parent’s nightmare! We like to focus on the positive benefits of martial arts such as physical fitness, mental clarity, self-confidence, better grades and so forth- but the reality is that there is plenty of danger in the world, and martial arts can help you prepare your child for situations that range from difficult to life-threatening. These five kids found themselves in a bad spot, but because of their martial arts training, they were better equipped to handle what was happening, and may have even saved their own lives!

GEORGIA’S KARATE KID


Science Says Healthy, Active Kids Get Better Grades

Posted: July 09, 2019

All parents want their kids to live active and healthy lifestyles – but in the age of streaming services, smartphones and a seemingly infinite number of time-wasting apps, getting children up and moving is a whole lot easier said than done.

That’s why more kids than ever are slipping into sedentary lifestyles, and it’s wreaking havoc on their health.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), we are in the midst of an irrefutable global obesity crisis – and it’s hitting children particularly hard. More than 41 million children under the age of five are now classed as overweight or obese, and this can go on to cause a lot of serious health problems later in life.


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