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How do Taekwondo Belts Work?

Taekwondo Black-Belt

Taekwondo is a traditional martial art that has a number of similarities to karate, but has more of an emphasis on kicks. It is a Korean art, but it uses a belt system similar to that of Judo and Karate. The belt colors vary between branches, but will start with the white belt (for beginners) and work up to the black belt (for advanced practitioners), with ‘degrees’ being awarded for people who continue to train after black belt.
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2017 HONG-IK MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL (HIMAF)

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Congratulations On Your Outstanding Achievement!

<Champions in Each Division>

Children White /Yellow/Orange Belts
– Aaditya Hridas (Tarrytown)

Children Green/Blue Belts
– Myles Duckett(Greenwich)

Children Purple/Red Belts
– Tim Charles (Tarrytown)

Children Black Belt 11 years and younger
– Daniel Park ( Norwood NJ )

Children Black Belt 12/13/14/15 years
– Hailey Ra (Rochester NY )

Adults
– Yuan Lu (Rochester NY)

Team
– Agape (Rochester NY )

Sparring group 1
-Steven Coronel (Fair Lawn NJ)

Sparring group 2
-Gianni Frango (Fairfield CT)

Sparring group 3
-Luke Ra (Rochester NY)

Masters Bio

Taekwondo Master Yoo

Grand Master Sung Keun Yoo

  • 7th Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Kum Ye Do (Swordsmanship)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Judo
  • Graduate of Yong In University, Korea (major in Tae Kwon Do and Physical Education)
  • Korean Tigers Demonstration Team and Self Defense Coach
  • World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Demonstration Coach 1993 Madison Square Garden
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Master Kwang Tae Kim

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do.

Master Kim is a graduate of Kei Myung University, South Korea and was a member of their demonstration team. He regularly competes internationally and has won Tournament Champion.

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Master Drew Vanover

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th degree black belt – Kum Ye Do

He is a two time Hong-Ik Tournament Champion and New York State Champion. Most recently he earned the 2011 Bronze medal at the US Open. He is a World Tae Kwon Do Federation certified Master with over 15 years teaching experience.

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Master Joe Lipman

  • 4th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do

Master Joe has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team Training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a bronze medal in the Yong-In University Presidential Cup.

Master Patrick Malonso

Master Patrick Malonso

  • 5th degree black belt – Taekwondo
  • Master Patrick has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a Gold medal in the Yong In University Presidental Cup.