Starting this year, all Taekwondo black belt holders will need to possess a US National Dan Certificate or Kukkiwon Dan Certification in order to participate in USA Taekwondo national level events.
Dear USTGS Members;
This was an exciting year for USA Taekwondo and the United States Taekwondo Grandmasters Society!
The New Jersey Annual Meeting, which we held in April of this year, provided a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as an organization and recognize some of the most accomplished Taekwondo leaders. We also finalized the operating details of the Taekwondo US National Dan Program. As I said in April, change is not easy but together we proved that significant change is possible! Thanks to each and every one of you for adopting the National Dan Program.
I am certain that 2017 will be another great year for Taekwondo as we continue to work together to ensure that the National Dan Program grows further and Taekwondo becomes stronger than ever! I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Annual Meeting which will be held at the Dallas Doubletree Hotel on April 7-9, 2017. We are anticipating a strong agenda for this year’s meeting.
I would like to take a moment to pay my personal respects to the memories of those great masters and Taekwondo leaders who passed away this year. We are who we are today as a result of their dedication and contributions to Taekwondo.
In closing, please accept my heartfelt wishes to you and your families for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
With deepest gratitude,
Jin Song Chung
United States Taekwondo Grandmasters Society