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MDK Mission Statements

1. Practice high-performance Taekwondo under the spirit of traditional martial arts

2. Promote world-class Taekwondo athlete with passion, talent and work ethic

3. Produce excellent student-athletes in Taekwondo

 

Program Goal

1. The pursuit of high-performance Taekwondo in a safe environment and culture of respect

2. Building true life skills; character training and leadership skills through sport Taekwondo

3. Produce state, national and world champions in sport Taekwondo; poomsae and Kyrogi

 

MDK Highlights

  • AMAA competition program started in 2002.  
  • AMAA sent 5 athletes to USTU nationals in 2003; four out five athletes won medals
  • Changed the team name to MDK in 2008; 
  • Started formal Poomsae team from 2012
  • Produced more than 100 + national medalist since 2003​
  • Produced Cadet and Jr. National Team members(2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) 

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Gigi Gil

2008, 2019 Jr. National Team

2008 Pam Am Gold

 

Eric Mastrolonardo

2011 USAT Jr. National – Gold​

2017 National Collegiate Team

 

Katheryn Bell

2011 Jr. National Team

2011 PamAm Taekwondo Championship – Bronze                                                      

 

Brooke Castillo

2014 Cadet National Team (B)

         

Aiden Suarez

2015 AAU Cadet National Team

 

Marlon Arevalo

2018 AAU Junior National B Team(bantam)

 

Martin Lado

2017 USAT Cadet National Team (feather)

2017 AAU Cadet National Team (light)

2017 Pam Am Taekwondo Championship – Gold

 

Derrick Kwak Jr.

2014, 2016 USAT National Team

2014, 2015, 2019 AAU National Team

2014 US Open – Gold , 2016 German Open – Gold

2017 AAU & USAT Jr. National Team alternate

California United Taekwondo Association Team Coach (2008, 2009 and 2016)

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