Officers of the US National Taekwondo Association: Below you will find a brief introduction to each of the leaders in our National and State Headquarters.
He is an expert at the Military Art of Taekwondo. 9th Dan GunDae (Military) Taekwondo, 8th Dan ChungDoKwan, 8th Dan Kukkiwon.
“When training with me be prepared. The Taekwondo from my generation is not a Sport. It is a lethal form of military self-defense and complete personal development system of the Warriors among us.
When it is your life or their’s, how many trophies and medals you have won won’t matter. In the real world there is no referee and there are no rules. Never forget it!” – KwanJangNim Jong Song Kim
Chief Executive Officer, C.E.O.: Chong KwanJangNim Richard Hackworth is the Publisher of World Martial Arts Magazine and a 19 times Gold Medalist in International Competition and is considered to be one of the icons of the martial arts community. He holds Grand Master level rankings in five martial arts.
He is a published author and publisher of World Martial Arts Magazines as well as the host of the World Martial Arts Radio and TV Shows. Grand Master Hackworth has appeared in over 20 television shows and movies and was the subject of two documentary films.
He has proven to be a valuable leader and accomplished teacher. He is the chief instructor and operator at our Florida State Headquarters at 209 Capitol Court. Ocoee, Florida 34761.
Chief Operating Officer, C.O.O.: KwanJangNim Gregory Glover is the Taekwondo Columnist for World Martial Arts Magazine and a co-host of the World Martial Arts Radio & TV Shows. He is one of the country’s top Taekwondo stylists and Hall of Fame Award winners who has coached dozens of American athletes to national and world titles.
He is the chief instructor of the USNTA Instructor and Masters Course as well as a co-host of the World Martial Arts Radio and TV Shows. He also appeared in “The Warrior’s Quest” Documentary film about modern day masters of ancient martial arts.
Grand Master Glover also serves as a Coach for the USNTA Competition and Demonstration Team specializing in Continuous Sparring and Forms. He is the chief instructor and operator of our National Headquarters in Conyers, Georgia.
National Team Manager: KwanJangNim Fred Parks is best known as a host of the World Martial Arts Radio and TV Shows and featured writer World Martial Arts Magazine. He has been involved with martial arts for over forty years and has experience in running and managing clubs, schools and even hosting international events. He has coached many of our team members to National and International championship victories.
Grand Master Parks has earned Hall of Fame Awards in over twelve categories in three martial arts. Grand Master Parks also serves as a Coach for the USNTA International Competition and Demonstration Team specializing in Point Sparring and Traditional Forms.
He is an staff member of the Instructors Training Course and the Taekwondo class instructor at our Florida State Headquarters in Ocoee, Florida.
National Team Coach and Technical Director: Kipyo Lee is a former Korean National Champion and past member of the R.O.K. Marine Corp Martial Arts Demonstration Team. He has dedicated his entire life to the study and practice of traditional Taekwondo. You can read his leadership articles each month in World Martial Arts Magazine. He is the Head Coach of the USNTA National Team and Chief Instructor for the USNTA Instructor and Masters Courses conducted around the country.
Kevin has over thirty years of training in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Wrestling and YuSool Korean Jujitsua. He has won several National and World Titles in American Freestyle Wrestling and Greco Roman Wrestling.
Master Rhodes is our membership committee chairman and director of our school marketing program to help all USNTA school attract students for growth and stability.
He is the chief instructor of our Instructor Training Program in Texas and the owner / operator of our Texas State Headquarters at 415 E. Wallace St. San Saba, Tx 76877.