Competition Opportunity for USAT Members at Korea Open

June 16, 2009, 4:41 p.m. (ET)

2000 Olympic Team Coach Grandmaster Young In Cheon, through the auspices of the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, is offering a tremendous competition opportunity to USA Taekwondo members.  They are offering a 10 day, 11 night all expense paid trip to Korea for 8 athletes to compete in this year's Korea Open held August 17-22 in Inchon, Korea.   This opportunity is open to all USAT senior athletes over the age of 18.  Coach Cheon will be selecting 4 male and 4 female athletes, one in each Olympic weight category, to compete for a USA select team at this event. 

The trip includes two days of touring and cultural activities following the Korea Open. Team members will depart the U.S. on Saturday, August 15 and return on Wednesday, August 26. Airfare and room and board will be provided. Individuals are only responsible for the competition registration fee

Please send your competition resumes to Coach Cheon at

  • Please note that this is not a USA Taekwondo National Team.  USAT is helping Grandmaster Cheon publicize this competition opportunity that he has graciously extended to USAT members. Also note that the 5th Korea Open coincides with the 2009 USAT U-24 Team Trials.