Name: Pok Yang
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170 lbs.
DOB: 2/7/1975
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Team/Club: Yang Masters United Taekwondo Center
World Championship Experience
  • 2016 - 10th Word Taekwondo Poomsae Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Silver - 1st medal male –U50 division in US history
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Team - Gold
  • 2018 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Pairs - Silver
  • 2018 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Gold
  • 2017 Senior National Poomsae Team Member
  • 2017 - CANADA OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Pairs - Gold
  • 2017 - CANADA OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Gold
  • 2017 - PAN AMERICA KUKKIWON HANMADANG Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Team - Gold
  • 2017 - PAN AMERICA KUKKIWON HANMADANG Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Gold
  • 2017 - World Taekwondo President’s Cup - Poomsae - 31+ Pairs - Gold
  • 2017 - World Taekwondo President’s Cup - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Gold
  • 2017 - USA Taekwondo Team Trial - Poomsae - 31+ Pairs - 1st Place
  • 2017 - USA Taekwondo Team Trial - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - 1st Place
  • 2017 - USA Taekwondo National Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Team - Silver
  • 2017 - USA Taekwondo National Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Pairs - Gold
  • 2017 - USA Taekwondo National Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Gold
  • 2017 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Team - Gold
  • 2017 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Pairs - Silver
  • 2017 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Silver
  • 2016 Senior National Poomsae Team Member
  • 2016 - USA Taekwondo Team Trial - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - 1st Place
  • 2016 - USA Taekwondo National Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Team - Silver
  • 2016 - USA Taekwondo National Championship - Breaking - Individual 40+ - Gold
  • 2016 - USA Taekwondo National Championship - Poomsae - Individual Master 1 - Gold
  • 2016 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - 31+ Team - Silver
  • 2016 - US OPEN International Championship - Poomsae - Individual Senior 2 - Bronze
  • 2015 - Korean American National Championship - Poomsae - Individual Senior - Gold
  • 2014 - KyeongJu KOREA OPEN International Championship - Poomsae pre match - Individual Senior 2 - Silver
  • 2014 - MuJu World Taekwondo Culture Expo - Poomsae A-match - Individual Senior 2 - Bronze
  • 2013 - MuJu World Taekwondo Culture Expo - Poomsae Pre match - Individual Senior 2 - Gold
  • 2010 - USA-TAEKWONDO MAC National Championship - Poomsae - Black Belt- Individual Senior - Gold
  • 2010 - USA-TAEKWONDO MAC National Championship - Sparring - Black Belt- Heavy Weight - Gold
  • 1991 - Korean American National Championship - Sparring - Black Belt- Heavy Weight - Bronze
  • 1991 - NCTA National Championship - Sparring - Black belt- Heavy Weight - Bronze
Personal: Began taekwondo in 1981...Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Sung Ku Yang (his father)...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Muhammad Ali...Who is your biggest inspiration?: Jay Kennedy Marcus and his three children (Aiden, Jacob and Jessica)...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Korean home-cooked meal by his wife, Eun Joo Yang...Favorite Book: "There is Reason for Your Pain" by pastor Han Hyum Ok...Favorite/Inspirational Quote: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Winning first medal in US history. Which is 2016 World Poomsae Championship -U50 division