Student selected to US Military TKD Team

James Rohleder, a former student of the UTA school Ahn’s of Anderson, has been selected to be a member of the United States Military Taekwondo Team.  Mr. Rohleder is currently attached to the 82nd Airborne Division based in Georgia.

The US Military team will be competing at the CIMA Games in Rio De Janiero, Brazil scheduled for the last week of November 22018.  The CIMA Games are an international military event that is held annually.

Please join us in wishing James the best of luck in representing his country!

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Student selected to US Military TKD Team

Mr. James Rohleder represents US Army Team a USAT Nationals

We would like to offer a sincere congratulations to Mr. James Rohleder, a former member of Team Ahn for his outstanding performance as the US Army Team Middleweight at the USAT Nationals.
Mr. Rohleder is a graduate from Miami University now serving in the 82nd Airborne division. We thank him for his service and wish him continued success!
Mr. James Rohleder represents US Army Team a USAT Nationals

UTA represented at the AAU National Championships

Last month, Team Ahn competed at the 2018 AAU National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Competing against approximately 2,000 of the nation’s best competitors from all over the United States and Puerto Rico, Master Ryan Newburn, Mr. Paul Walden, and Sean Herzig represented Ahn Taekwondo Institute with outstanding performances. Team Ahn was coached by Master Hamilton and Master Newburn.
Budokai Taekwondo also had a very successful team compete. Coaching 16 total athletes, Master Gerhardt, Master Gutzwiller, and Mrs. Gerhardt led many students to victories in both Olympic Sparring and Form competition.
We would like to offer congratulations to all competitors and coaches as well as thanks for representing our associaiton with dignity, sportsmanship, and dedication.  We know that each one of them have dedicated hours to their training, traveled around the Midwest for tournaments, and pushed themselves each day to reach their goals. We are proud to have them as a part of the United Taekwondo Associaiton!
UTA represented at the AAU National Championships

2018 Ahn Taekwondo Classic

The annual Ahn Taekwondo Classic was held on April 27, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. This was the 51st anniversary for the event. The honorary chairperson for the event was Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn. The Tournament Director was Master Jamie Hamilton.

The events showcased at the tournament were breaking, forms, Olympic style sparring, and point sparring. 550 competitors form 66 schools and clubs competed throughout the day – with the final match ending at 7:00 pm. Is was a great day thanks to all the referees, volunteers, and competitors.

The Ahn Classic is one of the larges Taekwondo events in the mid-west. With competitors coming from five states this year, we are already looking forward to next year’s tournament. This will be our 52nd anniversary, and the planning has already begun.

To learn more about the event, please visit our website:

2018 Ahn Taekwondo Classic

2018 Ahn Classic

We are very excited to invite you to join us for the 51st annual Ahn Taekwondo Classic. This year’s event will be held at Courts for Sports in Mason, Ohio on Saturday, April 28th.
We are excited to offer competitors a variety of events including: Forms, Breaking, Olympic-Style Sparring, and Point sparring.
In addition to the tournament, there are plenty of family friendly activities very close by.
We will look forward to seeing you in April!
2018 Ahn Classic

2017 Ahn Classic

The Ahn Taekwondo Classic celebrated its 50th anniversary in April of 2017. In spite of the inclement weather, more than 500 participants spent the day competing in forms, breaking and sparring competition.

Grandmaster Ahn was the Honorary Chairperson for the Classic – traveling to Cincinnati from his home in California to be with us. This year’s competitors and dignitaries came from Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky, and California. And, more than 60 schools were represented by competitors.

We want to thank all of the referees, sponsors, volunteers, and parents who helped to make the event a success. Note that preparations have already begun for next year’s event which will be held on April 28th, 2018. For details, visit the tournament website at

2017 Ahn Classic

The UTA has outstanding performance at AAU Nationals

This past week, three of our UTA schools had teams that competed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the AAU National Taekwondo Championships.

Competitors from all three schools have been training and competing since September 2015 in preparation for their performance at Nationals, and all of the preparation truly paid off!  All of the competitors exceeded our high expectations.

Congratulations to the following UTA competitors:

Aiden Bullard

RJ Gerhardt – Gold Medal in Forms

Master Robert Gerhardt – Silver Medal in Olympic Sparring, Bronze Medal in Forms

Sean Herzig

Kayin Ivery

Zion Ivery – Bronze Medal in Forms

Jim Kopcha

Miranda Kopcha

Miguel Manganese

Nick Magaletta – Bronze Medal in Olympic Sparring

Austin McGinn

Master Ryan Newburn – Silver Medal in Olympic Sparring

Cassie Parkos – Silver Medal in Olympic Sparring

Dan Scheid

Jaylee Sowders – Bronze Medal in Olympic Sparring

Brett Updike – Bronze Medal Forms

Dalton Updike

Preston Whitehead



The UTA has outstanding performance at AAU Nationals