Master Dan Chuang is a certified 6th degree black belt (Kukkiwon #05082683), and is promoted by Master Han Don Cho of the Cornell University Sport Taekwondo Program and C.W. Tae Kwon Do in Ithaca. Dan currently serves as the head instructor for C.W. Taekwondo at Boston, which he runs in concert with the other senior instructors at the club.
Master Chuang has extensive coaching experience at the international level. As one of the preeminent coaches in the US, he was appointed Head Coach of the US National Taekwondo Poomsae Team in 2014 and continues to serve in that role. Chuang was on the coaching staff of the US National Poomsae Team at the World Poomsae Championships in Bali, Indonesia (2013), Aguascalientes, Mexico (2014), and served as head coach at the World Poomsae Championships in Lima, Peru (2016), where he lead the team to an historic 3rd place finish in the world. He also served as head coach for Team USA at the Pan American Poomsae Championships in 2015 and 2016.
Chuang is one of the coaches t.Bos, a group of collegiate, national and international level competitors from various schools in the Boston area who have been training together since 2001, including national and international champions.
He is also the head coach of MIT’s Sport Taekwondo Club, which was the Overall National Collegiate Champion in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and won the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference Cup from 2003-2006, in 2009 and 2011-2012. As coach of the MIT team, Chuang was honored as the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association Coach of the Year in 2004.
As a competitor, Chuang is a veteran of US National Sparring Team Trials (2002) at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, US National Sparring Collegiate Team Trials (1996 and 1998), and was an athlete on the US National Poomsae Team (2011, 2nd Senior Individual).
Master Chuang works hard to organize competitions and to promote Taekwondo at the national and regional levels. He serves as the Secretary General of the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association. He was tournament director of the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and also runs an annual collegiate tournament at MIT. Chuang also serves as director of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference, a league of over 500 students from Taekwondo clubs at over 25 colleges and universities which compete in a circuit of 5 tournaments per year.
Chuang earned his bachelors and masters degrees in engineering from Cornell University and currently works full time as an engineering manager.
Master Kathy Chuang
Kathy Chuang is a 4th degree black belt who started training in TKD in 1995 with Master Fang-Hui Huang in Flushing, New York City. She joined CWB in 1999 informally as a member of their competition workouts group, and subsequently transitioned to be a member of the CW/t.Bos community. She is a co-founder of the Harvard University Taekwondo Club, and was a member of the Columbia UniversityTaekwondo Club. She has competed at the state, national and international levels, earning bronze at both at the US National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and and the US Collegiate National Team Trials for black belt sparring. She currently is a practicing physician specializing in neurology and physiatry.
Master Anye Li
Anye Li is a 4th degree black belt who began learning Taekwondo as a college student at Princeton University in 2001 under Master Jiho Choi and Master Rex Hatfield and tested for his 1st dan in 2005. Subsequently he went to work for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and continued Taekwondo under Master Chuang at the MIT Sport Taekwondo Club, where he has been an instructor since 2007 and tested for his 2nd and 3rd black belt. Anye has been teaching at C.W. Boston since 2011, and continues as an employee of MIT Lincoln Laboratory and an instructor at MIT Sport Taekwondo.
Julie Nelson is a 3rd degree black belt who currently teaches adult taekwondo classes. After a checkered past in the martial arts, she found her home at CW Boston in the summer of 2004, and has been a wisecracking fixture there ever since. She has been in the Boston area for nearly 20 years, working as a software developer, and currently lives with her partner and family just south of Boston.
David Chan is a 3rd degree black belt who currently teaches adult taekwondo classes. He started training in Taekwondo in 1999 under instructor Noel Bennett in Quincy, MA. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the captain, coach and instructor of the U. Mass. Amherst Taekwondo Team, which competed in the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference. He joined CW Taekwondo at Boston in 2009 and has since tested for his 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree black belts there.
David earned a spot on the 2014 US National Collegiate Taekwondo Team when he placed 1st with partner Carissa Fu in the mixed pair division of the US National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials in Berkeley, CA. He represented the United States at the 2014 World University Taekwondo Championships in Hohhot, China, where he placed 9th in the mixed pair division with Fu.
David earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from U. Mass. Amherst and currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital as a researcher.
Adult Program Instructors
Loren Shih is a 2nd degree black belt with over 30 years of Taekwondo experience. He attained his black belt while at MIT and then joined C.W. Taekwondo at Boston in 2010. Loren teaches Level 1 Taekwondo and Cardio KickFit classes. He also has experience in Judo, Aikido, Shotokon Karate, and a variety of hybrid martial arts. Loren works as a software manager at Amazon on Alexa devices.
Chris Lo is a 2nd degree black belt who currently teaches adult sparring classes. Chris has competed at high level competitions like the US Open and US National Taekwondo Championships. Chris began Taekwondo at the U. Mass. Taekwondo club and won gold medals in both red belt forms and red belt sparring at the 2012 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships at MIT.
Joy Sun is a 1st degree black belt and teaches adult sparring classes. She also serves as the club’s Vice-President of Events. Joy started her Taekwondo training in 2010 at C.W. Taekwondo and has competed at multiple local tournaments in both forms and sparring. She works as an attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston.
Tara is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt, and started taekwondo in 2008 with the MIT Sport Taekwondo Club. During her time with the MIT Team, she served as both President of the club (2011-2012) and Captain (2011-2012, 2012-2013), and helped to organize the NCTA Collegiate Nationals at MIT in 2012. She became more active in the C.W. community in 2013, and now teaches Adult Beginner Classes, as well as helps out with the Youth Competition Team. Tara is also involved with the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC), and serves at the Tournament Committee Co-Chair with Carissa Fu. Tara thinks everyone is awesome.
Head Youth Instructors
Master Michael (Mike) Harb
Mike Harb is a Kukkwion-certified fifth degree black belt. He brings a wealth of competitive experience to the club as a former 6-time Australian National Team member, World Cup quarterfinalist and Olympic alternate for Taekwondo in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Gold Medal in Sparring (Masters Division) – US Open (Feb 2012) He is one of the coaches and team members of t.Bos, our competition group here at the dojang. Mike is also the head coach of the Tufts University Taekwondo program and sits on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference. Mike serves as the Head Trainer at Gold’s Gym in Arlington.
Amy Maillet is a third degree black belt. A graduate of Brandeis University and a straight-A student, Amy is a successful competitor and an accomplished instructor. She won the 2010 US National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and represented the United States as a member of the 2010 US National Collegiate Taekwondo Team in Vigo, Spain at the World University Taekwondo Championships. She is a former US Open champion and a multiple time veteran of the US National Team trials at the US Olympic Training Center. She currently trains with t.Bos, C.W. Taekwondo at Boston’s competition team.
Senior Youth Instructors
Jayson is a 3rd Degree black belt and teaches the Sunday sparring class and assists at the youth program. Jayson is an accomplished competitor who holds two US national sparring titles to his name (2006 and 2010), and has represented the United States at the 2008 Pan American Taekwondo Championships as well as the 2009 World University Games. Jayson has twice qualified for the US Olympic team trials: in 2007 he placed 4th at the Olympic Trials, and in 2010 he qualified for a spot at the US Olympic trials for the 2012 London Games. Currently, Jayson represents Jamaica in international competition and is working towards a berth at the 2016 Olympic Games. Jayson currently trains with Coaches Fabio Takahashi and Dan Chuang of t.Bos competition team.
Bart Lee Goldberg is a 1st degree black belt. He is an instructor in the Kids Program and heads up the White Belt students. He has been Dojang Manager and is currently VP of Operations. Bart joined CW Taekwondo Boston in 2007. He played rugby for New York Rugby Club for seven years. He owned his own real estate appraisal firm for 15 years and currently works as an appraiser for HUD in Boston, in Multi-Family Development assessing lending/insurance risk.
Elaine Grunberg is a 2nd degree black belt who is an instructor with the CW Youth Program. She is currently the VP of Operations at CW, and has previously served as Assistant Treasurer. Quickly hooked by her first few sessions of kicking, she began her taekwondo training at CW Boston in the spring of 2009. After having had careers in medicine, public health and parenting, she now likes to spend her time outside the dojang training her dog, traveling, and cooking.
Chrissy began training in taekwondo in 1993 and currently holds the rank of third dan. She came to C.W. Taekwondo in 2009 after coaching the SUNY Cortland taekwondo team for 3 years in college. She currently works at Harvard Law School full time and believes strongly in a taekwondo education to provide balance and confidence to live a successful life.
Sharon Tam is a 1st degree black belt and assists with the youth program. She started Taekwondo as a student at MIT where she competed with the MIT Sport Taekwondo team. Upon graduating, she joined C.W. Taekwondo at Boston where she obtained her black belt. She lives in Boston and works as a software engineer.
Kathleen Moore is a 2nd degree black belt and currently teaches youth classes. At age 5 in 1994, she began training in Taekwondo under Master JungHo Lee in Raleigh, N.C. In 2009, Kat moved to Boston for school, where she studied Sociology and Elementary Education at Northeastern University. That same year, she joined C.W. Taekwondo and in 2011, started training with t.Bos Competition Team where she qualified and competed at USAT Nationals in 2013 & 2014. Kat currently works in Newton as a Behavior Therapist for grades K-5. She just loves working with kids and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!!
Cardio KickFit Instructors
Ned started taekwondo as a club sport in college, and practiced for three years before joining C.W. Taekwondo in July, 2012. Ned currently holds his first dan black belt in taekwondo,and also has experience in Heuk Choo Kwan Hapkido. Ned teaches Cardio KickFit classes, as well as serving as an assistant instructor for the adult taekwondo program.
Hi, I’m Catherine (aka Cat) and I’ve been an instructor for the Cardio KickFit program since 2016. I come from a martial arts background that includes several years training in Taekwondo, Wushu, boxing, grappling and Yongmudo. I love a full-body, energetic workout that gets me to move and explore my full range of motions. So expect a comprehensive, upbeat! workout where we’ll work on hand and kicking techniques, core-strengthening exercises, and cardio endurance. I look forward to sharing how I translate my martial arts experience to everyday fitness fun!
Hi, I’m Amanda! I’ve been with Cardio KickFit for the past two years and began teaching a little over a year ago. I love helping other people get as excited about health and fitness as I am! My classes often combine techniques from taekwondo, yoga, and boot camp drills. My passion is helping people reach their goals and gain confidence along the way. Most importantly, I’d love for you to come have FUN with me!
Hi, I’m Loren, I’ve been with Cardio KickFit since 2006 and started teaching for the program 3 years ago. My passion is for high-energy, aerobic workouts; I’ll get your heart rate up, and also take you through dynamic strengthening exercises on all your major muscle groups. In addition to cardio kickboxing experience, I have 30 years of training in various martial arts, which I apply to KickFit to ensure that not only are you learning proper technique, but the exercises are safe and practical. Stop by anytime, I’d love to see you in class! No experience is necessary, just come prepared to get a good workout and learn some cool new techniques.
I’m Samia and I am an avid fan of being fit and active. I’ve been an instructor at Cardio KickFit for several years now and it’s an integral part of my weekly workout routine. I enjoy incorporating bodyweight and HIIT exercises as much as possible because I believe that you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to be in the best shape of your life. And I also strongly believe that it’s never too late to learn or try something new!
Hi, I’m Ashley, a local pharmaceutical scientist and C.W. Taekwondo pupil, who loves a good work out after a long day in the lab. I started instructing a few years ago as physical education teacher for grades K – 8 in a private school and have been a free lance coach and trainer for over 5 years. I enjoy foot-work related drills as they translate to more than just fancy feet, love to dance and bond through work outs with folks of all physical levels of fitness.
Anastasia Kazimirova is a 3rd degree black belt who served as the club president for several years and was a member of the t.Bos competition team during her time in Boston. Anastasia has competed at the national and international open level and earned bronze medals at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships and the AAU National Taekwondo Championships. Anastasia currently resides in New York City where she is attending medical school and works as a paramedic, but she remains involved with C.W. Taekwondo at Boston as an administrator and adviser to the club.
James Glettler is a 1st degree black belt. He taught Cardiokickboxing and was an L1 assistant instructor. James joined CW Taekwondo Boston in 2005 and has competed with the MIT Sport TKD team. He currently works as an Electrical Engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Jason Greenberg is a 2nd degree black belt. He taught Cardiokickboxing and was an L1 assistant instructor. Jason began his training in Korea as a child in 1988, and continued later at George Washington University in Washington, DC from 2000-2003. He has trained at CWB since 2006, earning his 1st and 2nd degree black belt here. Jason has competed at the national and international levels, and has won gold medals at regional tournaments. He is an attorney in Boston practicing in the areas of civil and commercial litigation.
C.W. Taekwondo at Boston has many esteemed alumni instructors who are no longer teaching at the program but still beloved by our community! For more information on them, click here.