Chinedum Osuji co-founded the competition training program with Dan Chuang in 2001. During his time at t.Bos, Osuji competed at many international events for Trinidad and Tobago, including the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Osuji’s other accomplishments include a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a silver medal at the 2003 Pan Am Olympic qualifier, a silver medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean games, and bronze medal at the 2001 US Open. He also represented Trinidad at the 2001, 2003 and 2005 World Taekwondo Championships. Osuji is now working with the next generation of Trinidad and Tobago athletes. He resides in Connecticut where he is an assistant professor at Yale University but remains involved with t.Bos community. Osuji earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Darci Hanna earned her 1st degree black belt at the University of Kansas before moving to Massachusetts for graduate school. She has been taking classes at C.W. Taekwondo since the spring of 2008 and has been the cardiokickboxing membership director and substitute instructor since October 2009. She works at Massachusetts College of Art and Design curating contemporary art exhibitions and managing the visiting artist program. When she’s not at cardiokickboxing, she also enjoys cycling, yoga, and running.
Lisa De Siro
Lisa DeSiro received her Kukkiwon-certified 1st- and 2nd-degree black belts at C.W. Taekwondo Boston, where she trained from 2002–2012. Lisa served terms as club President, vice president of events, and dojang manager. During 2012, she led Requirements class and competed as a member of the t.Bos poomsae competition team. A resident of Cambridge, she continues to make appearances at CWB belt tests and social events. Lisa works for a non-profit organization; she is also a pianist and a writer, and she plans to someday publish a memoir about her experiences with Taekwondo.
Patrick Starremans is a 2nd degree black belt and taught Level 1 Taekwondo. He started Taekwondo at age 15 in the Netherlands, where he also experimented with several other martial arts, such as Shotokan Karate, Meibukan Goju Ryu and Aikido. Patrick joined C.W. Taekwondo Boston within 2 months after his arrival in the US in July 2003. He tested for both 1st and 2nd dan at CWB. Patrick holds a PhD in Medical Sciences, and he specialized in kidney disease during his 4-year post-doctoral period at Harvard Medical School. Patrick and his family now reside in Germany.
Brian McCormick is a Kukkiwon-certified 3rd degree black belt and started his Taekwondo training at CW Boston in 2001. Brian teaches the Thursday Level 2 Core class. In the past he has served as both the club President and Treasurer. Brian has an MBA in Finance from Boston University and a BS in Management from Bentley University. He is employed by Middlesex Savings Bank as a Credit Officer and is an active community volunteer
Nouredine Ousmane is a 1st degree black belt and teaches Sparring class (Saturdays). He began his Taekwondo training in his native country of Niger in 2003 under Mansour Camara. Nouredine moved to Ithaca, NY in 2005 where he trained under Grandmastser Han Cho at C.W. Ithaca for two years before moving to Boston in 2007, where he continued his training at C.W. Boston. Nouredine is a System Administrator at Commonwealth Financial and also plays guitar in a band in his spare time. He is also an active Taekwondo competitor.