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USTMA holds a special "sister school" and "sister city" relationship with Samcheok City, Korea. Each year, Tae Kwon Do martial arts students and instructors from Samcheok City come to Leesburg to visit and study at USTMA. Students are hosted by local families and compete in tournaments and demonstrations alongside of USTMA athletes.

2009 marked USTMA's inaugural trip to Samcheok City, Korea. Grandmaster Choi took over 25 students and family members in August to compete in Samcheok City's Mayor's Friendship Tournament. Samcheok City hosted Team USA 2009 by providing lodging and food. Additionally, trip participants were invited to meet with the Mayor and Mayoral staff and received awards and photographs as souvenirs. The Team USA 2009 also went sightseeing, took a beach trip, ate local fare, and took a trip to Seoul before returning home.

KOREA TAEKWONDO H.Q. GMTA Gun-Moo Taekwondo Academy

4F, Dosin-ro 4-gil 17, Yeongdeungpo-pu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 07377

+82 2 832 8135

GMTA National Team Taekwondo Academy

2F, Jinheung-ro 267-16, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 03366

+82 2 356 9664


From the left: Grand Master Eungil Choi of USTMA, Kukkiwon President Dong Sup Lee 


From the left: Master John Choi of USTMA Leesburg, Kukkiwon President Dong Sup Lee


From the left: Kukkiwon President Dong Sup Lee, USTMA instructor Mr Charles Hornbostel.


From the left:  Kukkiwon President Dong Sup Lee, Master James Choi of USTMA Berryville  

Kukkiwon Presidents
Awards USTMA

NOVEMBER 16, 2021


USTMA had the honor of hosting President Dong Sup Lee, the President of Kukkiwon. Several masters, instructors and leaders of USTMA received honorary pins due to their dedication to Taekwondo.