MARIAN CLANCY  (2 Dan Black Belt)

Peter started in Taekwondo more than 5 years ago after realizing that his gym membership was not being used as he waited for his son during his Taekwondo lessons. Starting Taekwondo provided an opportunity to do something with his son and now both he and his son are black belts. Peter is a dedicated father of 5 and soon to be 6 after his family's adoption finalizes. Peter has been an assistant instructor to Master Kim for over 2 years and has helped each student with their fundamentals during their color belt years and helps them prepare to complete their testing.

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1967
Studied Taekwondo in Seoul, Korea
1970
Korean National Youth Division Champion
1974
Korean National Middle School Division Champion
1976
Korean National High School Division
1979
Korean National Champion
1985
Graduated at Seoul Myung Ji University
1986
Master Instructor of Dae Sung High School Taekwondo Team, Korea
1992
Established World Taekwondo Center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Grand Master Kun Sang Kim was born in Korea and immigrated to the United States in November, 1992. He has traveled all over the United States and to many other countries in order to promote, examine, and demonstrate the true spirit of Taekwondo and the development of Taekwondo throughout the world.  Grand Master Kim is internationally known and respected as an excellent and talented teacher, competitor, and philosopher. Grand Master Kim is an incarnation of Taekwondo excellence. His life and many accomplishments demonstrate a never- ending pursuit of perfection. Grand Master Kim is currently an 7th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt.

Matthew Joseph is an instructor at the World Taekwondo Center in Scottsdale. With 13 years of experience in the Martial Arts under his belt, Matthew has a strong understanding of Taekwondo. Starting in 2002 at the age of ten in California Matthew became a practitioner of an Okinawa style of karate. He continued his journey into martial arts here in Arizona in 2005. In 2008 he joined the World Taekwondo Center.  He has been teaching at the World Taekwondo center since 2011 and is a favorite instructor among the children and families.  Matthew is currently enrolled at Arizona State University and is majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

Grand MAster Kun Sang Kim

WORLD TAEKWONDO CENTER

WORLD TAEKWONDO CENTER

Marian Clancy's Taekwondo journey began when she joined her children's Taekwondo class in pursuit of a good workout. As a child ballet was her passion, however in high school she redirected that energy to the Martial Arts.  Marian is dedicated to homeschooling her three children and hopes that instilling Taekwondo's tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and indomitable spirit in her children will help bring out their best.  Marian's dedication to Taekwondo doesn't end with just her as her entire family including her husband are on their own journeys to black belt.  She is the captain of a true Taekwondo family.

MATTHEW JOSEPH  (2 Dan Black Belt)

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Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific of the traditional martial art, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.  The word "Tae Kwon Do is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. "Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline." If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind Taekwondo. 
Taekwondo today is similar to many of the martial arts from other countries and shares some features with them, because in the course of its evolution it has gained many different styles that existed in the martial arts of the countries surrounding Korea, like Japan and China.  But Taekwondo does have it's differences with the other oriental martial arts as well. First, physically it is very dynamic with active movements that include a mirage of foot skills. Second, the principle physical movements are in simpatico with that of the mind and life as a whole. Third, it possesses dynamic poses from another perspective.  Taekwondo pursues harmonious growth and improvements of life through its unique activities. This is why one could say Taekwondo is a way of life. To ultimately enable ourselves to lead more valuable lives, we would do well by finding the guiding principles deeply hidden in Taekwondo.

1994
International Referee of Taekwondo by Kukkiwon (Taekwondo Headquarters, in Korea)
1997
Officer of the United States Taekwondo Union
1999
Director of California State Jr. Olympic Taekwondo Championship
2000
Director of California State Jr. Olympic Taekwondo Championship
2004
Established World Taekwondo Center in Gilbert, AZ

2007

Established World Taekwondo Center in Scottsdale, AZ
2008
Vice President of Korean Amateur Athletic Association.

PETER BALDWIN  (2 Dan Black Belt)

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