USAT Names Chuang National Poomsae Team Head Coach

“Master Chuang Inherits a Program That Won 20 Medals at Worlds in 2014″

dan posted the announcements on December 2nd, 2014, the USAT has officially named our very own Master Dan Chuang as the National Poomsae Team Head Coach! Among his many accolades as an athlete and a coach at the regional, national and international level, Master Chuang continues to make his family, his teams and his community proud.

For further information, please read the original posting here!


Northeast Technical Poomsae Championships 2014

November 15, 2014
Colchester, CT


Black belts:

Dave Chan – GOLD Senior 1 Male Individual
Anye Li – BRONZE Senior 1 Male Individual
Matt Weinberg – 5th Senior 1 Male Individual
Kevin Hu – 6th Senior 1 Male Individual

Carissa Fu – GOLD Senior 1 Female Individual
Rene Chen – SILVER Senior 1 Female Individual
Miyako Yerick – BRONZE Senior 1 Female Individual
Tiffany F. Chen – BRONZE Senior 1 Female Individual

Miyako Yerick and Rene Chen – SILVER 1st Pairs
Tiffany F. Chen and Kevin Hu – BRONZE 1st Pairs

Rene Chen, Miyako Yerick and Carissa Fu – GOLD 1st Female Team

Jarek Labaziewicz – GOLD, Male Senior 2 Individual

Sean Landergan – SILVER Open Male Senior Division

Color Belts:

Kevin Lu – GOLD, Male Senior Red Belt

Sara Golas – GOLD, Female Senior Red Belt

Lara Hirner – GOLD, Mixed Yellow-Green Belt

Brendan Shea – BRONZE, Mixed Yellow-Green Belt

World Poomsae Championships 2014

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2014
Aguascalientes, Mexico

The U.S. had one of the largest teams at the tournament – 48 unique athletes competing in a total of about 35 divisions, plus 4 national team coaches, one of which is our very own Master Dan Chuang. Master Chuang was assigned nine divisions to coach, including of course t.Bos/CW Boston athlete Carissa Fu, who is competing in arguably the most competitive and largest division of the tournament, the female individual division 18-30 years old.

Carissa  Fu competed on the last day of competition, in the largest division of the tournament, Female Individual Senior 1 (18-30 yrs), and she made history by earning a BRONZE medal - the first medal of any kind for USA for this division.

Prelims (16 to 8 in Flight 1 of 2, 6th Overall): 7.88
Taeguek 8 ()
Taebaek ()

Semifinals (16 to 8, 6th Overall): 7.89
Final 1 (Quarters/Final 8 v. Egypt): 7.94
Final 2 (Semis/Final 4 v. Mexico): 8.08

New England Taekwondo Championships 2014

October 18th, 2014

Congrats to everyone who competed today at the New England Taekwondo Championships in Tewksbury, MA! Everyone who competed also helped to run the tournament through the whole morning – amazing to do both refereeing and competing in the same day. The divisions were big and everyone had to fight multiple matches and/or quality opponents without exception!

Matt Weinberg – GOLD, black belt forms
Chris Lo – SILVER, black belt forms

Joy Sun – GOLD, black belt sparring (heavy)
Matt Weinberg – GOLD, black belt sparring (light)
Will Malan – GOLD, Green Belt Sparring (heavy)
Karin Wefald – SILVER, black belt sparring (light)
Chris Lo – BRONZE, black belt sparring (light)
John Shin – BRONZE, black belt sparring (light)
Sean Landergan – BRONZE, black belt sparring (heavy)

Also from t.Xcel and West Side:

Olivia – GOLD, black belt sparring (adult)!
Darlin – GOLD, black belt sparring (heavy)

Thanks also to everyone who volunteered! You guys were tireless, worked miracles and got the job done!

Kristina Boyd
Dave Chan
Tiffany Chen
Kathy Chuang
Carissa Fu
Kevin Hu
Kevin Lu
Samia Majid
Tara Sarathi
Mike Scanlan
Mike Thiesmeyer
Ashley Wallace
Chris Williams

Oktoberfest, Harvard Square Cambridge

Oktoberfest was a blast!  Thanks to all who stopped by and stayed a while to help out!  Special thanks to Kristien Creamer, Amanda Neville, Karen Harvey, Damian Bero, Linda Chen, Miki Polumbum, and Kevin Lu.  And a BIG thank you to Chris Lo,  our Dojang Manager, for all your help to put this event together.  It was a beautiful day and we got a lot of interest from the community!

Can’t wait to see who the winner of the raffle is!

- Joy Sun, VP of Events

(Photo Credit: Amanda Neville)

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