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:

http://www.ahnclassic.com

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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 http://www.ahnclassic.com.

2017 Ahn Classic

Spring 2016 Black Belt Test

The Spring 2016 Black Belt test was held on March 12th at Ahn Taekwondo Institute in Cincinnati, OH. This was the first of the two scheduled UTA Black Belt tests to be held in Cincinnati, OH in calendar year 2016. The second Black Belt test will be held in October of 2016 – also in Cincinnati, OH.

The March 2016 Black Belt test saw nine candidates test for rank and three credit test toward their next rank. The Test Board was:

 Grandmaster Kim Limes

 Grandmaster Roy Bushman

 Master Charles Moore

 Master Chuck Beyersdoerfer

 Master Jamie Hamilton

 Master Jeff Martin

 Master Rob Gerhardt

There was also a special guest, Master Mike Ruff, of Martin Martial Arts in attendance.The following candidates were promoted by the UTA:

 Mr. Payne Ackermann                     1st Poom

 Miss Alexandria Zimmer                1st Poom

 Mr. William Bradley                         1st Poom

 Mr. Saketh Balakumar                     1st Poom

 Miss Thamilini Pathmarajah         1st Dan

 Mr. Anthony Zimmer                       1st Dan

 Ms. Mary Feldman                            2nd Dan

 Miss Cassandra Parkos                    3rd Dan

 Mr. Sumitro Chakravarti                 3rd Dan

Also credit testing toward their next rank were Master Ryan Newburn, Mr. Jacob Feldman, and Mr. James Kopcha.

The United Taekwondo Associaiton congratulates all of the candidates for an excellent performance.

Spring 2016 Black Belt Test