U.S. Taekwondo Center

719-488-4321

Locations

      Master Sammy Pejo

      CAREER EXPERIENCE
      1995-1997-U.S. Taekwondo Union, National Events Staff, Colorado Springs, CO.1996-Local Organizing Committee Chairman, 22nd U.S. National Taekwondo Championships, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1996-Local Organizing Committee Chairman, 4th U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1997-Coordinator, 5th U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1998-2000 U.S. Taekwondo Union, National Events Director, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1995-Present Master Instructor, U.S. Taekwondo Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
      2008-Assistant Director of Operations, 2008 World Taekwondo Hanmadang, Anaheim, CA.

      TAEKWONDO EXPERIENCE

      Sabumnim: Grand Master Sang Chul Lee.
      Started: December 2, 1981.
      Received Kukkiwon Black Belt: June 6, 1984.
      Received Kukkiwon 4th Dan: April 20, 1998.
      Received Kukkiwon 5th Dan: January 5, 2007.
      Received Kukkiwon 6th Dan: June 2015
      1990-2004 Athlete Representative, U.S. Taekwondo Union.
      1991-1995 Resident Athlete, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1995-1996 Vice-chairman, U.S. Taekwondo Union Eligibility Committee.
      1997-2000 Secretary, U.S. Taekwondo Union Athletes Advisory Council.
      1997-2004 U.S. Taekwondo Union Executive Committee Member.
      1997-2000 U.S. Taekwondo Union National Training Committee Member.
      1997-2000 U.S. Taekwondo Union Collegiate Committee Member.
      1997-2000 U.S. Taekwondo Union Junior Olympic Committee Member.
      2001-2004 Chairman, U.S. Taekwondo Union Athletes Advisory Council

      COMPETITION EXPERIENCE
      1983 Empire State Games – Gold Medal, Albany, NY.
      1984-1989 New York State Champion.
      1984 Junior Olympic Games – Gold Medal, South Bend, IN.
      1985 U.S. Olympic Festival – Silver Medal, Baton Rouge, LA.
      1986 Junior Olympic Games – Silver Medal.
      1987 Pan American Games Team Trials – Bronze Medal, Colorado Springs, CO.
      U.S. Olympic Festival – Silver Medal, Raleigh, NC.
      1988 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Bronze Medal, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1989 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships – Gold Medal, Dallas, TX.
      1990 2nd World University Taekwondo Championships – Gold Medal, Santander, Spain.
      16th U.S. National Taekwondo Championships – Gold Medal, Madison, WI.
      U.S. Olympic Festival – Bronze Medal, Minneapolis, MN.
      4th World Cup Taekwondo Championships Team Member, Madrid, Spain.
      1991 U.S. Team Trials – Gold Medal, Colorado Springs, CO.
      Pan American Games Team Member, Havana, Cuba.
      10th World Taekwondo Championships Team Member, Athens, Greece.
      1992 1st U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships – Gold Medal, Colorado Springs, CO.
      18th U.S. National Taekwondo Championships – Bronze Medal, Hampton, VA.
      U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Bronze Medal, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1994 Colorado State Champion.
      20th U.S. National Taekwondo Championships (Forms) – Gold Medal, Atlanta, GA.
      U.S. National Team Trials – Gold Medal, Colorado Springs, CO.
      7th World Cup Taekwondo Championships – Team Captain, Cayman Islands.
      9th Pan American Taekwondo Championships – Team Captain, San Jose, Costa Rica.
      U.S. Olympic Festival – Bronze Medal, St. Louis, MO.
      1995 Pan American Games – Silver Medal, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

      COACHING EXPERIENCE
      1990 – 1995 Coach – U.S. Taekwondo Union Junior Summer Camp, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1995 Assistant Coach – 12th World Taekwondo Championships Team (Team Training Camp).
      1996 Coach – 5th World University Taekwondo Championships, St. Petersburg, Russia.
      1995-2004 Assistant Coach – Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
      1998 Coach – 6th World University Taekwondo Championships, Manzanillo, Mexico.
      1998 Coach – 2nd Junior World Taekwondo Championships, Istanbul, Turkey.
      2000 Coach – 2000 World Cup Taekwondo Championships, Lyon, France.
      2000 Coach – 3rd Junior World Taekwondo Championships, Killarney, Ireland.
      2001 Coach World Cup Taekwondo Championships, Ho Chi Min City, Viet Nam
      2001 Coach – 1st Jr. Pan Am Taekwondo Championships
      2002 Coach – 4th Junior World Taekwondo Championships, Heraklion, Greece.
      2002 US Olympic Committee Taekwondo Developmental Coach of the Year
      2003 Coach – 2nd Jr. Pan Am Taekwondo Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Best Coach Award
      2003 Coach – Pan Am Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

      REFEREE/JUDGING EXPERIENCE

      1984-1990 Referee, Corner Judge, New York State Taekwondo Championships.
      1991-2002 Referee, Judge, Head of Court, Colorado State Taekwondo Championships.
      1997-Internationally sanctioned judge for PRO-TKD.
      2000-2004 U.S. Taekwondo Union National Referee Committee
      2008-Present Kukkiwon International Hanmadang Referee

       

      Master Jay Lee

       

       

       

       

      EDUCATION

      1999: Colorado Springs School

      2003: BA in History from Boston College

      EXPERIENCE

      2015-Present Kukkiwon 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo

      2003-Present President and CEO, U.S. Taekwondo Center, INC.

      2006-Present Secretary, Korean American Martial Arts Association (KAMA)

      2011-Present Tournament Director – U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang – www.usopentkd.org

      2011-Present Commissioner – Sport of Taekwondo – Rocky Mountain State Games http://www.coloradosprngssports.org/

      2008-Present Tri-lakes YMCA – Board of Directors www.ppymca.org

      2010-Present The Colorado Springs School – Board of Trustees www.css.org

      2013-Present Police Foundation of Colorado Springs – Board of Directors www.policefoundationofcoloradosprings.com

      2015-Present Colorado Thirty Group Member http://www.cothirty.org/