About the USTGS


Hall of Fame and Museum

The United States Taekwondo Museum and Hall of Fame is a private, non-profit, educational museum. The mission of the United States Taekwondo Museum and Hall of Fame is to establish…


Awards Ceremony & Banquet

These Hall of Fame awards are given each year to honor Taekwondo’s finest, in order to preserve our great heritage through a recorded recognition of the contribution that men and women…


USTGS Membership

Taekwondo practitioners with rank of 8th and 9th Dan Black Belt by Kukkiwon or USTGS, who have contributed 30 years plus service to Taekwondo development nationally and/or…


Welcome to the US Taekwondo Grandmaster Society

The USTGS is a non-profit organization created to promote Taekwondo and its teachings in the United States. It is the wish of all members of the US Taekwondo Grandmaster Society that this site will become a valuable resource to martial artists everywhere as you gain a better understanding of what theUSTGS represents, our mission, our goals and our accomplishments..

History of USTGS

The United States Taekwondo Grandmasters Society was founded in 2003 by Grandmaster Won Chik Park and a prestigious group of Grandmasters across the United States. Their idea was to bring together the US Taekwondo Grandmasters nationwide to create an organization that would provide a forum for education and development of Taekwondo in the United States as well as cooperation and unity among Grandmasters.


We invite you to attend the twelfth anniversary meeting of the US Taekwondo Grandmaster Society! We will be meeting May 9-11 in Dallas, TX to celebrate the past year and plan for the future. We will be offering seminars in health, business, and Taekwondo instruction in poomse. We hope to see you there!


Pioneer Award

Grandmaster Richard Chun

Lifetime Achievement Award

Grandmaster William Yang

Literary Achievement Award

Grandmaster Myung Kang Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award

Grandmaster Hyo Kun Bai

Outstanding Leadership Award

Grandmaster Byung Min Kim

Peace Award

Dr. George Vitale

Lifetime Achievement Award

Grandmaster Bok Sung Choi

Ambassador Award

Grandmaster Hyeon Kon Lee

Coach of the Year Award

Grandmaster Byung Won Kang

For any questions, please drop us your message!