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“...The true strength of Park's is the instructors employed there... Park's has been lucky enough to attract passionate, caring, and patient instructors who are naturally "geared" for children of all ages....”
~ David P. Pineda

OUR MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS

Our Black Belt Instructors are constantly learning the latest techniques in Martial Arts education, and they train everyday as if they were still “White Belts” driven to reach their “Black Belt Excel-lence!” You can be sure that the whole family will find a new mentor in life, and will find that all of the Park’s Black Belt Instructors support each student’s personal goals.

GRANDMASTER CHONG PARK

7th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo KukKiWon Certified
Founder World TaeKwonDo Union
KAMA Executive VP & CoFounder
MAPS CEO/Martial Arts Professional Consulting Services
KukKiWon International Master Instructor License no. 3619011

With over 45 years of experience, GrandMaster Chong Park is the first born son of GrandMaster Jung Soo Park who founded Park's Taekwondo Federation over 50 years ago in South Korea. GrandMaster Chong Park is a KukKiWon certified 7th Dan Degree Black Belt, as well as International Certified Master Instructor and Regional KukKiWon certification examiner.

At age 23, GrandMaster Chong Park was the youngest featured cover personality in the publication TAEKWONDO TIMES Magazine. The article was titled "Next Generation of Masters" and was distributed in over 30 countries.

GrandMaster Chong Park is the co-founder of the K.A.M.A. (Korean American Martial Arts) organization, which is dedicated to increasing the standards of the Martial Arts Industry. He has also produced Olympians and numerous National Champions. In the past he has served on the USA Taekwondo governing body, United States Taekwondo Union, Tournament Committee for 10 years and he currently is an organizing member for U.S. National Hanmadang Championships.

GRANDMASTER CHONG PARK
MASTER JONGSEOK YEO

MASTER JONGSEOK YEO

Graduated Yong-In Martial Art University in South Korea in 2001
6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido
3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo

It’s been 13 years since I graduated from college and moved to the United States. Time goes by fast, but I still remember my first Taekwondo class here. I remember having a hard time because of my lack of English and cultural differences.

Currently, I am managing and teaching at the Park's Federation Coral Springs, and Boca Raton schools. Besides that, in a past 7 years I’ve been teaching Martial Arts Classes in many public schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

I believe that to be a great instructor you have to treat every student as you would treat your own child. You have to work patiently to discover and develop great potentials that every child has. It’s especially important for younger students. As a martial arts instructor, it's my duty and privilege to teach them and to help them make their first steps on the path to leadership.

MASTER TAEGUEN KIM

Graduated Jo-Sun Taekwondo University in South Korea in 2013
5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
Korean National Champion in 2006
Korean National Demonstration Team in 2012-2013

Born in a small town in Korea, I was a very shy child. Because of that, I couldn’t do a lot of things that other kids my age were doing. Taekwondo was the only thing I was into since the age of 8, thanks to my father. Through practicing Taekwondo I learned important life skills.

I trained all the way through college, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Taekwondo. I participated in multiple tournaments where I won gold medals. For several years I held the title of Korean National Champion and was a member of the Korean National Demonstration Team.

Here, at Park’s Taekwondo Federation, I would like to share my training, knowledge and experience with my students. It’s a wonderful experience to observe pride and happiness in parents’ eyes when they see positive improvements in their kids, such as focus, patience and respect. I would like my students to remember me as a great instructor who was not only teaching martial arts skills and techniques, but also provided positive reinforcement to inspire them to be all they can be.

MASTER TAEGUEN KIM
MASTER JUNGSEOK PARK

MASTER JUNGSEOK PARK

Graduated Yong-In Martial Arts University in South Korea in 2013
5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
2nd Degree Black Belt in Gumdo

I was born in Korea and for as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a Taekwondo instructor. I love teaching and I believe that I am one of the luckiest men in the world. I have a job that makes me happy.

Currently I’m the head instructor at the Park's Federation Boca Raton School. Teaching and seeing my students’ progress gives me a feeling of success and fulfillment. The surrounding atmosphere affects all of us, especially children. I have a wonderful opportunity to create positive environment that fosters positive changes in people through martial arts.

INSTRUCTOR GEO PAGAN

2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
4th Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate
Florida Xma and Tricking champion
Level 1 Krav Maga

I have been practicing martial arts since the age of 4. I first started in a school with the study of many arts but I found a realistic self-defense system using both Karate and Taekwondo.

Currently, I'm a head Instructor at the Coconut Creek School. For the past 6 years I have been traveling around Florida to help with Demo teams and teaching Tricking Seminars.

Being an Instructor is more than just teaching punching and kicking, it's about the ability to relate and help explain certain adversities that your kids might have problems with.

My goal is to help every person who walks onto the mats with my full attention and passion so that goals are achieved and an understanding of martial arts is developed. Someone once told me "I can make it there faster, but together we can make it further" and together we will be able to take your child to the furthest of possibilities."

INSTRUCTOR GEO PAGAN
INSTRUCTOR GREG RACHELSON

INSTRUCTOR GREG RACHELSON

2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo

I started practicing Taekwondo when I was 13. At that time I just finished with baseball and started middle school. I remember my first Taekwondo lesson, where Master Yeo instructed the class. I remember feeling anxious when Master Yeo put his chest gear on and started to spar.

Fast-forward 10 years. I’m now an instructor at the Park's Federation Parkland school. I’m a second degree black belt thanks to Master Yeo and my very best friend and teacher, Mister Stephen Ensign. My goal is to get a fourth degree black belt. I want to teach my students that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and improve in a future.

I like the people I work with and the kids I teach, whether at Park's Federation or at elementary schools around Broward County.

INSTRUCTOR SHARIEF SHABAZZ

2nd Dan Taekwondo
4th Dan Shotokan Karate
FSKA Referee
BLITZ karate state Referee
Creative forms/Tricking champion

Martial arts came into my life when I was 4 years old, but as long as I can remember I’ve always had great interest in it from movies, TV and watching my uncle in his Dojo. For my Birthday my mom signed me up for my first class and I remember the excitement of running around punching and kicking but as time went by it became so much more. Through my training it taught me the value of perseverance and never giving up no matter how tough things are. It taught me how to better interact with my peers and build lifelong friendships. My goal as the head instructor of the Parkland school is to not only teach Taekwondo but to inspire students to be greater. Not only physically but mentally. I work with students to not only set goals but to achieve them and go beyond what they thought was possible.

INSTRUCTOR SHARIEF SHABAZZ

OUR TEAM’S VALUES

Our experienced instructors continually strive to achieve balance of both physical and mental conditioning as we build up a student's self-confidence, self-respect, and self-discipline. By working with students to set goals and helping them overcome obstacles or challenges they meet along the way, our students feel an increased level of accomplishment in their lives.

PASSION

Every instructor and staff member loves what they do, and it shows – from our techniques to how we deal with our students and their parents.

EMPATHY

Empathy and sympathy are two ways to cultivate mindfulness of others that will help you prac-tice the spirit of martial arts and will help you every day when interacting with other people.

FOCUS

Emphasis is placed on focus and control with instructors working closely with students as they work towards learning new skills and reaching their goals.