Tae Kwon Do for Competitors
In 1988, Tae Kwon Do was an exhibition sport for the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. It was at this time that the competitive side of this Korean martial art began to gain momentum. Following this milestone, Tae Kwon Do made its debut as an official sport sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Both children and adults can participate in the competitive side of Tae Kwon Do. Midwest TKD offers training in WTF Olympic style sparring for anyone who is interested. We also pride ourselves in being home to the best poomsae competition training in the area. Midwest Tae Kwon Do has helped develop athletes in both sparring and poomsae that have taken them to Junior National and Adult National Teams representing the United States both here and abroad. Midwest is also proud to have trained Collegiate Team Members giving students in college an additional opportunity to travel abroad through competition.
The instructors at Midwest Tae Kwon Do also encourage its students to participate in training camps that are hosted with accomplished tournament winners around the country. Students have had the chance to train with Master Myang Sang Jang, Gold Medalist from Korea, Master Han Won Lee, 1988 Bronze Medalist and former USA Olympic Head Coach and 2000/2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Lopez. Midwest Tae Kwon Do is home to both recreational competitors, those that want to compete in the area and elite athletes that do nothing but strive to represent the U.S. at home and abroad. Coaches at Midwest Tae Kwon Do do whatever it takes to expose the athletes in our program with the best possible training and competition available.
Midwest Tae Kwon Do is also home to a U. S. National Team Coach for Cadet Athletes!
Whether sport poomsae or sparring- Midwest Tae Kwon Do is the ONLY gym to help the athlete develop comprehensively!