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MASTER FUECHSEL

Executive Director

HISTORY & EDUCATION

1974-1975

Moved to Seoul as a colored belt to train for Black Belt Endorsed by Master Kim, Woong K., received sponsorship by the Korean Taekwondo Association for a permanent Visa to train in Korea Received Black Belt at Kukkiwon under the tutelage of Master Lee, Hyung Ro. Co Starred in “The Companion” movie with Master Kwon, Young Moon.

Fall-1975

Returned to the US and started first Dojang at the University of Wyoming.

June-1976

Opened first full time Dojang in Salt Lake City Utah with the ATA.

1978-1986

Moved to Wyoming, started Dojangs in Riverton and Lander, introduced Creative musical Forms to Rocky Mtn. area Karate Tournaments.

1985-2000

Served as State President and other offices of the USTU Board of Governors.

1986-1992

Moved to Olympic Training Center - Permanent Athletes Program Team Captain 86 – 88, Represented Taekwondo and the values and benefits of training as an Olympic Spokesperson to 120 Olympic Corporate Sponsors, Brought 1st corporate sponsor, “Jazzworks International”, to USTU in 86. And in 88 “Sunrider International” sponsored the US Taekwondo Olympic Team.

1992-2018

Owned and operated a dojang in Aspen and Carbondale Colorado and taught throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

1997-1999

Launched PRO TKD Television, 1st as a Pay Per View and then a series for ESPN. Established Historic First for Taekwondo: 1st TV ratings for Taekwondo and Martial Art, 1st Coast to Coast Sport page Coverage, 1st Coast to Coast Sport Radio coverage, 1st sponsorship by Talent Agency, William Morris. PRO TKD was aired in 40 countries and 18 different language.

2015

Introduced the US Open Traditional Archery Championships in conjunction with the US Open Taekwondo Hanmadang.

2018

Introduced 529 educational prize money to be awarded to winners at the Hanmadang to supplement their educational dreams.

Formed Champions Education Fund as a Charity to raise money to be awarded to winners in Martial Art Competition with 529 educational prize money.

Currently

Executive Director of Champions Education Fund, The US Taekwondo Committee and The US Open Taekwondo Hanmadang.