About the USTGS

Mission Statement

The mission of the United States Taekwondo Grandmasters Society, Inc., is to preserve and promote the tradition of action philosophy as Taekwondo education and to manage the superior national governing organization of Taekwondo in the United States.



The United States Taekwondo Grandmasters Society was founded in 2003 by Grandmaster Won Chik Park and a prestigious group of Grandmasters across the United States. Their idea was to bring together the US Taekwondo Grandmasters nationwide to create an organization that would provide a forum for education and development of Taekwondo in the United States as well as cooperation and unity among Grandmasters.

Each year since its inception, the USTGS has held an annual meeting for the election of officers, the selection and approval of its developmental projects and philanthropies and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among its members.

The USTGS achievements to date include the development and implementation of a top quality rank promotional system in the US that provides consistency in its program and testing protocol and the design and development of a public park in Korea dedicated to the spirit and growth of Taekwondo.

Timeline of Events

2002 - The registration of the USTGS as a Non-Profit Organization for the Federal Government. (501-C81-0578856)

2003 - The First Annual Meeting. (Held in Dallas, TX)

2004 - The Second Annual Meeting. (Held in Dallas, TX)

2004 - Visitation of Korea by 22 USTGS members; sponsored by Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Federation and the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

2005 -The Third Annual Meeting (Held in Las Vegas)

2006 -The Fourth Annual Meeting and the First Annual Hall of Fame (Held in New York)

2007 -The Fifth Annual Meeting and the Second Annual Hall of Fame (Held in Las Vegas)

2008 -The Sixth Annual Meeting and the Third Annual Hall of Fame (Held in Dallas)

2009 -The Seventh Annual Meeting and the 4th Annual Hall of Fame (Held in Chicago.)