Name: Alexander Twu
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 140 lbs.
DOB: 5/24/1987
Birthplace: Monterey Park
Hometown: South Pasadena, Calif.
High School: South Pasadena H.S. (South Pasadena, Calif.) '05
College: University of California Irvine '09
Team/Club: Chin Woo Quan Taekwondo Academy
Coach(es): Master Alex Wang & Coach Huy Nguyen
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships (Over 17 Freestyle Mixed Team w/ Aleena Duong, Eddie Jeong, Kody Han, Chrixy Lam & Kody Han): Bronze
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 National Poomsae Team Member
  • 2016 National Poomsae Team Member
  • 2016 - World Poomsae Championships - Freestyle Mixed Pair - Silver
  • 2016 - National Team Trials - Senior Male Freestyle Individual - Gold
  • 2016 - National Team Trials - Freestyle Mixed Pair - Gold
  • 2014 National Poomsae Team Member
  • 2014  USAT National Championships: Senior Male Freestyle Individual (1st Place)
  • 2014  USAT National Championships: Freestyle Mixed Team (1st Place)
  • 2014: 2011  USAT San Diego Qualifier (1st Senior Poomsae): GOLD
  • 2012  USAT National Championships: Senior Male Individual (1st Place); Senior Pairs (1st Place); Senior Male Team (1st Place)
  • 2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (1st Seniors)
  • 2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Seniors): 1st
  • 2011  California State Championship (1st Male Team): GOLD
  • 2010  USAT National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Pairs w/ Ophelia Ngai)
  • 2010  USAT National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Senior); (competed at World Championships in place of Nathan Chang)
  • 2010  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Ophelia Ngai): 1st
  • 2010  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Seniors Male): 3rd
  • 2010  California State Championship (1st Pairs): GOLD
  • 2010  California State Championship (1st Seniors): GOLD
  • 2001  U.S. Open (poomsae): SILVER
  • 2001  U.S. Open (sparring): BRONZE
  • 1997  Junior Olympics (poomsae): GOLD
  • 1997  Junior Olympics (sparring): BRONZE
Personal: Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: MinCheol Shin...Other Sports Played: tennis, soccer, basketball and swimming...Favorite Foods: Japanese...Favorite Movie: "The Dark Knight"...Favorite Music: hip hop, pop and rap...Hobbies: filming/editing, taekwondo, tennis, working out, watching movies, photoshop, photography, soccer, ping pong, football, running and tricking...Favorite Quote: "Chase the dream, not the competition." -Flawless...Proudest Moment in Taekwondo: Winning the silver medal in the freestyle pairs division at the 2016 World Poomsae Championships after coming back from a torn ACL suffered at the 2014 World Poomsae Championships