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Grandmaster
Sun Woo Park


Grandmaster S.W. Park has spent most of his life studying, teaching and promoting taekwondo. His experience includes self defense training, tournament sparring and officiating. He participates actively in organizations that influence taekwondo's development. His students regularly win honors at regional and national tournaments, and many have competed in events such as the Pan American Games and the U.S. Taekwondo Cup.

Grandmaster Park's taekwondo studies started when he was a young boy in Korea, and continued through his youth and his service in the South Korean military. The U.S. Eighth Army hired him to teach taekwondo to U.S. servicemen and their families based in South Korea from 1982 to 1984. In 1985, Grandmaster Park came to the New Hampshire Seacoast and founded Park's Taekwondo School.

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Grandmaster Park's
career highlights


8th dan black belt

1985-Present: Head Master of S.W. Park's Taekwondo School

Founder and advisor of the University of New Hampshire Taekwondo Clubsince its inception in 1995.


1987-Present: Director of the NH state and other open taekwondo championships, including the U.S. Cup and the President's Cup; referee and administrator of many other international taekwondo championships.

1986-present: President of the New Hampshire Taekwondo Association

1986-2004: Board of Governors, United States Taekwondo Union (predecessor of Taekwondo U.S.A)

1993: Presidential Sports Award from President Bill Clinton

1998: Letter of Commendation from the Speaker of the Massachusetts House

2002-Present: Vice-President of the Advisory Council on Democratic and Peaceful Unification of Korea

2005: Letter of Special Recognition from Portsmouth, N.H., Mayor Evelyn Sirrell

2006-2007: President of the Korean-American Society of New Hampshire, Inc., and currently acting as advisor to the organization

20011-present: President of the Korean-American Society of New Hampshire, Inc.,

1997-1999: Technical Advisor to the Massachusetts Governor's Alliance Against Drugs

2004: Letter of Commendation from the President of the Republic of Korea for the promotion of tae kwon do throughout the U.S., and distinguished service to the American and Korean communities.

2007: Letter of Commendation from the President of the Republic of Korea for distinguished efforts in the democratic and peaceful unification of Korea.

2008: Letter of Commendation from the Governor of New Hampshire for service to the American and Korean communities of New Hampshire, and to the Korean War Veterans.

2008: Letter of Commendation from the President of Kukkiwon (the world headquarters for taewondo) for the promotion of Tae Kwon Do in the United States and internationally.






Park's Taekwondo School,
535 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801