Master John Choi
Master John Choi, a 6th degree black belt (Kukkiwon/WTF certified), has over 22 years of Taekwondo experience and has been an instructor at USTMA since 1995. Achieving the rank of 6th degree black belt requires 23 years of study. Having partnered with his father and mentor, Grandmaster Eung Gil Choi, Master John’s dedication and commitment to the sport of Taekwondo and the community he grew up in is evident in his accomplishments.Master John continues to train both domestically and internationally, bringing to USTMA a blend of traditional Taekwondo with modern teaching methods. A Virginia state champion 23 times consecutively (11 in sparring and 12 in Poomse), he understands the ingredients necessary to be a solid competitor. He retired from competition in 1999 at the age of 15 and followed his true passion by becoming a coach. C-Crew, USTMA’s competition team, was established that same year. Master John paved the way, as the youngest coach to establish, train and lead a team to nationals. C-Crew is rated one of the top competition teams in Northern Virginia.