About Grandmaster Young Su Choung

Master Choung

Profile

  • Past President of the Ontario Taekwondo Association
  • Canadian Olympic Team – Head Coach – ’88 Seoul and ’92 Barcelona
  • Technical Director of the Canadian Forces Taekwondo National Program
  • Head Coach of the Canadian Military National TKD Team
  • Head Coach of Barbados and Grenada National TKD Teams
  • A Mentor in the National Coaching Institute of Ontario
  • 3M National Coaching Certification Program N.C.C.P. Level 4/5
  • Founder of Variety Village® Taekwondo Program – Special Needs and Able Bodied
  • Head Master of Young Choung Taekwondo Academy™
  • Canadian Sports Center of Ontario – Board Member
  • Coaches Association of Ontario – Board Member
  • World Military Taekwondo Association – Vice President
  • N.C.C.P. Master Learning Facilitator & Evaluator

Education

  • Graduated from Jung Ang University (Seoul, Korea)-Bachelor of Literature
  • Graduated from Yon Sei University Graduate School (Seoul, Korea) – Top Management Course
  • Graduated from The National Coaching Institute of Ontario (Toronto, Canada) – Level 4/5-NCCP

Personal Taekwondo Experience

  • 9th Dan Black Belt
  • Certified International Referee
  • Korean Marine Corps Team Representative High Performance Competitor for Fly and Bantam Weight Division from 1975-1977
  • Korean Marine Corps Team Trainer
  • TKD Team Head Coach at Jung Ang University in Korea
  • TKD Team Head Coach for Un Kwang Women’s Senior High School from 1977-1980
  • Korean First Airborne Troops Head Coach from 1978-1980

International Coaching Experience

  • 1985 World Championship (Seoul, Korea)
  • 1988 Olympic Games (Seoul, Korea) – 1 Bronze
  • 1988 Pan Am Championships (Lima, Peru) – Canadian Team 1st overall
  • 1989 World Cup (Cairo, Egypt) – First Canadian World Champion produced
  • 1990 Pan Am Championships (Bayamon, Puerto, Rico)
  • 1991 World Cup (Zagreb, Yugoslavia)
  • 1992 Pan Am Games (Havana, Cuba) – First ever Gold medal for Pan Am Games
  • 1992 Olympic Games (Barcelona, Spain) – 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
  • 1993 World Championships (NY, USA) – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, Men’s Team 3rd in World Standings
  • 1993 World Military Championships (Kingston, Canada) – 3 Gold’s, Women’s Team 1st in World Standings
  • 1994 World Games (Hague, Netherlands)
  • 1996 Pan Am Championships (Havana, Cuba)
  • 1997 World Championships (Hong Kong, China)
  • 1999 World Championship (Edmonton Canada) 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2000 World Military Championship (Seoul, Korea) 4 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2001 World Championship (Cheju, Korea)
  • 2001 World Military Championship (Texas, USA)
  • 2003 World Military Championship (Netherlands)
  • 2004 World Military Championship (Croatia)
  • 2005 World Military Championship (Germany)
  • 2006 World Military Championship (Korea)
  • 2007 Pan Am Regional Olympic Qualifier (Cali, Columbia)
  • 2008 World Military Championships (Korea)
  • 2008 Cuba Olympiad (Cuba)
  • 2008 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Awards and Achievements

  • July 1980  Coach of the Year – Kyung Gi Province, Korea
  • 1985,1988,1989,1991  Canadian National Coach of the Year
  • Crime Prevention Award – presented by the Attorney General of Ontario
  • 1988-1992 Canadian Olympic Committee – representative of Taekwondo athletic players
  • Best Coach Award – World Military Championships (Netherlands)
  • 3M Best International Coach Award – Department of National Defense Canada (Canadian Forces Sports Program)
  • 2005-2007 Season- Produced the record for most members of the National Team out of any club in Canada
  • 2005-2007 Season- Produced most members of the Jr. National Team out of any club in Canada
  • 2005-2007 Season Produced most Carded Athletes out of any club in Canada
  • Produced a total of 7 Olympians to date, with contestants in 88, 92, 2000 & 2004 Summer Olympic Games.
  • Produced 5 Canadian National Team Coaches, and 4 International Referees.