2929 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042
Mon - Fri : 09:00 - 17:00
(703) 204-0789

Grandmaster Park

Dear Students and Parents,

My name is Grand Master C.J. Park, the 2003 U.S. Taekwondo National Team Head Coach, Ninth-Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and former Welterweight World Taekwondo Champion. I would like to invite you to come and join me on one of the most rewarding positive and life-changing journeys you will ever experience here at World Champion Taekwondo.

The journey that you will experience here at World Champion Taekwondo will be like an eagle learning to fly. Once it learns to fly with control, balance, discipline, and strength, it is the king of the sky. But, when a baby eagle is very young, it must learn how to fly from its mother.

You see, eagles build their nest on high cliffs and in tall trees. The great heights at which the eagles build their nests represents the highest level of achievement that one can achieve in a life which focuses on good-eating, exercise, discipline, respect, and self-control.

Eagle nests are built of thorns on the outside and soft grasses and feathers on the inside. When the baby eagle starts to flap its wings, it begins to push the soft grasses and feathers out of the nest and is eventually left with a bed of uncomfortable and painful thorns. Now is the time for one of the most amazing events in nature to begin.

Believe it or not, when no more soft material is left inside the nest, the mother eagle actually begins kicking the baby eagle out of nest of thorns. Scared and frightened, the baby eagles fall toward the ground. At the last moment, the father eagle flies under the falling baby and catches him on his back. Then, the father eagle sours back up to the nest to deliver the baby eagle back to the nest.

For weeks, the mother and father keep doing the same thing until the baby eagle finally flaps his wings enough to fly on his own. It is only when the baby eagle begins to learn to fly that he truly begins to become what all eagles are created to be: “Kings and Queens of the Sky!”

And, so it is that even though eagles are born to be eagles, they still have to learn to live like eagles. They have to work hard to reach their full potential and glory. They have to open their hearts and accept by faith that they will be able to do greater and more wonderful things in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. And, one glorious day, they will be able to fly!

Like eagles, we too have to learn many things to reach our full potential and live as we ought to live. There is a time when we must be challenged to leave the comfort of our nests and open our hearts (like the wings of an eagle) to be and do greater and more wonderful things for ourselves and for others.

At World Champion Taekwondo, we will challenge you to open your hearts and minds like the wings of an eagle. We will teach you to become more in touch with the person God created you to be. And, we will help you focus your heart and mind on the physical disciplines and philosophical teachings that have helped millions and millions of people reach their fullest potential through the study of martial arts for over 2000 years.

World Champion Taekwondo is conveniently located so that you may reach our school within 15 minutes from anywhere in Northern Virginia. Our address is: 2929 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042. Our phone number is 703-204-0789. And, you can reach me by e-mail at: cjpark9@msn.com.

I am confident that your selection of our school will be a wise decision with life- long rewards. Like the eagle, at World Champion Taekwondo, you will learn how to spread your wings and fly!

Thank you,

Sincerely,
Grandmaster C.J. Park, Ph.D.

Education

1989-1995 Ph.D. College of Health and Human Performance, Sports and Recreation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. USA
1983-1980 M.S. in Physical Education, Korean National Sports University, Seoul, Korea
1979-1983 B.S. in Physical Education, Korean National Sports University, Seoul, Korea

Professional Experience

2015 – 2015 USA team leader, Gwang-ju Summer University
2015 – Pres. Secretary General, United States Tae Kwon Do & Martial Arts Grandmasters Federation
2015 – Pres. Vice President, US National Collegiate Tae Kwon Do Association
2002 – Pres. Faculty, George Mason University, sports and Physical Education Program, School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism
2004 – 2006 President, Virginia State Taekwondo Association Inc., State Governing Body of U.S. Olympic Committee.
2003 – 2004 Head Coach, USA National Taekwondo Team, 2003 Germany World Championship.
2001 – 2002 Assistant Professor, Kings Park University.
2000 – 2003 Instructor for Tae Kwon Do Master’s Licensing Program and Coaching Science Committee, United States Tae Kwon Do Union.
1995 – Pres. President & Master Instructor at U. S. Tae Kwon Do Academy H.Q. Falls Church, VA, USA
1980 – 1987 Assistant to the President of the Korean Olympic Committee, Seoul, Korea
1984 – 1980 Faculty member, Korean National Sports University, Seoul, Korea

Achievement and Awards

2015 Obtained 9th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Kukkiwon, the World TaeKwon Do H.Q, Seoul, Korea.
2004 Obtained 8th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Kukkiwon, the World TaeKwon Do H.Q, Seoul, Korea.
2001 Completed Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster license course conducted by United States Tae Kwon Do Union, Chicago, USA, 40 years experience in martial arts.
2000 Received Appreciation Award from American Cancer Society
1999 Received a Special Citation from Dr. Un Yong Kim, Vice President of International Olympic Committee.
1998 Received a Citation for outstanding community service from Congressman Mr. Tomas Davis of 11 th District, Virginia
1987 International Tae Kwon Do Referee
1982 World Champion, Welter Weight, in the 5th World Tae Kwon Do Championships in Ecuador
1982 Awarded the order of “White Horse” for outstanding achievement in sport by President of Republic of Korea

Teaching Experience

  • Martial Arts Programs for Stress Management
  • History and Philosophy of Asian Martial Arts. Fitness, and Self-Defense
  • Social Psychology of Sports and Leisure; Research Methods
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sport Management

Active Memberships

  • Washington First Baptist Church , born again Christian (born again in Dec. 1989).
  • Alliance for American Physical Education, Health, Recreation, and Dance
  • Alliance for Korean Physical Education, Health, Recreation, and Dance
  • International Council for Physical Education, Health, Recreation, Dance, and sport
  • United States Tae Kwon Do Union
  • World Tae Kwon Do Federation
  • International Sport Society

Publications

  • Chun Jae Park. A study on the Philosophy of King Jung Jo of Cho Sun Dynasty in Martial Arts, Article presented at the International conference for discovering the King Jung Jo’s achievement, in Suwon Korea, 197-218, 2009.
  • Chun Jae Park, The prospects of hosting international sports events, Article presented at the International conference for the research institute of international sports diplomacy, in Seoul Korea, 26-39, 2007.
  • Chun Jae Park and Seung K. Dong. Study on the relationship between low abdomen breathing of martial arts and breaking power enhancement, International Society for Cultural Studies, in press.
  • Chun Jae Park. Interaction Effects of perceived Freedom and Companionship on Life Stress-Depression Relationship, International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport, 2004.
  • Chun Jae Park. A Study on the Relationship between Active Life Style and Leisure Sport Participation and Health, International Society for Cultural Studies, Vol.3, 24, 165-192, 2000.
  • Chun Jae Park. Self-esteem as a mediator of the Relationship between Tae Kwon Do Participation and Aggression. 42nd World Congress of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport, in Egypt, 105, 1999.
  • Chun Jae Park and Iso-Ahola S. Leisure-related Social Support and Self-determination as Buffers of Stress Illness relationship. Journal of Leisure and recreation, Vol. 28, 3. 169-187, 1996
  • Chun Jae Park and Seung K. Lee. The Moderating Effects of Tae Kwon Do Training Against Life Stress on Mental Health. Journal of Korean National University of Physical Education, Vol. 18, 1995.
  • Chun Jae Park. Factors Affecting Home Residents’ Perception of Loneliness, Leisure Satisfaction and Leisure Activity. The Korean Journal of Physical Education, Vol. 36, 1995.
  • Chun Jae Park and Seung K. Lee. The Effects of Referees and Outcomes of Games on the Aggression levels of Recreational Athletes. Journal of Korean National University of Physical Education, Vol. 13, 1995.
  • Chun Jae Park. The Buffering effects of Leisure-generated Social Support and Self-determination Dispositions Against Life Stress on Mental and Physical Health. Doctoral Dissertation from University of Maryland, College Park. 1995.
  • Chun Jae Park. Relationship between the Fundamental Distances of Tae Kwon Do Sparring and Round House Kick. Journal of Korean Tae Kwon Do Association. Vol. 23, 1985.
  • Chun Jae Park. A Study on the Competition Distance of Tae Kwon Do Sparring, thesis for Master of Physical Education from Korean National University of Physical Education, 1996
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