It is the goal of the USTA to stimulate excellence in the learning, practice, and teaching of traditional taekwondo, under the direction of president and CEO, Grandmaster Doug Cook. The United States Taekwondo Association will help organize curricula for accredited schools and assist instructors plan and implement their programs more effectively The Association maintains a National Registry of individual and group members at its headquarters in Warwick, New York.


The number three holds great significance in cultures across the globe. Consider the triangular shapes of the Egyptian pyramids, the three entities of the Holy Trinity that supports Christianity. In numerology, it is said that the number three has a tendency to thrive in an upbeat and engaging atmosphere. Its energy is youthful and positive and it has an incredible zest for life.


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Dr. Richard Chun was a 9th Dan International Grand Master Instructor of Taekwondo and a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame. In 2004, Dr. Chun was added to the Taekwondo Times Hall of Fame by Taekwondo Times Magazine.


The Journal of the United States Taekwondo Association, is a scholarly, well-appointed, hard copy periodical composed of timely articles written by some of the world’s most notable martial arts authors and teachers, including interviews with deserving personalities based on merit, artwork contributed by noted photographers, painters and poets, recipes for Korean culinary delights, Korean culture, and much more, focusing exclusively on taekwondo in all its iterations.

Published bi-annually, whether you study taekwondo as a traditional, self-defense oriented martial art, or prefer the action of the Olympic combat sport; whether you are affiliated with the Kukkiwon, International Taekwon-Do Federation, or any one of various global organizations, you will find something of value in its pages.

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