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      Meet Grand Master Sang Lee – Founder of U.S. Taekwondo Center


      Grand Master Sang Lee

      EDUCATION
      1971: BS in Law from Korea University
      1986: Graduated from US Olympic Academy

      EXPERIENCE
      2007-Current: President of U.S. Taekwondo Committee
      2002-2005: Vice President of World Taekwondo Federation, the International Governing body of Taekwondo in the world as recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
      1998-2001: Executive Council Member of World Taekwondo Federation
      1997-January of 2004: President of United States Taekwondo Union, the National Governing body of Taekwondo in the United States as recognized by the US Olympic Committee (USOC)
      1997-2003: Board of Directors of United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
      1997-1998: Member of International Relations Committee of US Olympic Committee

      COACHING CAREER

      1995: Head of US Taekwondo Team at Pan American Games
      1993-1995: Commissioner of Taekwondo at US Olympic Festival
      1988: First ever Head Coach of US Olympic Taekwondo Team in Seoul, Korea
      1987: Head Coach of US Taekwondo Team at Pan American Games
      1987: Head Coach of US Taekwondo Team at 8th World Taekwondo Championships
      1985: Head Coach of US Taekwondo Team at 7th World Taekwondo Championships
      1983: Head Coach of US Taekwondo Team at 6th World Taekwondo Championships
      1981: Head Coach of US Taekwondo Team at 5th World Taekwondo Championships
      1979: Head Coach of US Taekwondo Team at 4th World Taekwondo Championships

      COMPETITION CAREER

      1970: Inducted into Korean Taekwondo Hall of Fame by Korean Olympic Committee
      1960-70: 13-Time Gold Medalist (Both Intercollegiate and National) in Korea

      DEVELOPMENT OF U.S. TAEKWONDO PROGRAMS

      1992: Founder of US Open Taekwondo Championships
      1988: Innovator and Producer of First Olympic Taekwondo Training Videos: “Get Ready for the Gold” Parts I & II
      1987: Developed program for human adjustment to international travel for competitions with Dr. Jackie Paul of the US Olympic Sports Science Department
      1986: Created for the first time a Taekwondo Resident Athlete Training Program at the US Olympic Training Center