Master Russ Johnson 6th-degree black belt
Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo
Master Johnson began his Taekwondo training in 1972 under Grandmaster Bobby Kim in Aurora, Colorado. At age 69 he remains an active tournament competitor, and in July of 2014 he was gold medalist at the USA Taekwondo National Championships in men's 4th Master forms. As a member of Team USA he then represented the U.S. in the 2014 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, where he captured a bronze medal.
In March he was gold medalist at the 2014 USA Taekwondo NJ State Championships in men's 4th Masters forms. Also in March he was gold medalist in 60-and-over forms and 60-and-over weapons at the Mercer County Nationals held at Rider University, as well as gold medalist in men's 4th Masters forms at the United States Taekwondo Classic in Tolland, CT. In September he was gold medalist in men's 4th Master forms at the U.S. Poomsae Champions Cup in Indianapolis.
In 2013 was gold medalist in men's black belt forms at the AAU Taekwondo Middle Atlantic District Championship; grand champion, senior weapons, at the Mercer County Nationals held at Rider University; gold medalist in senior forms at the U.S. Atlantic Invitational Taekwondo Championship; gold medalist, 33+ forms, at the Maine Coastal Taekwondo Classic; and gold medalist, senior forms, at the Taekwondo United Regional Championships.
In 2012 Master Johnson was awarded a citation from the World Taekwondo Federation, the sport's Olympic governing body, for his lifetime contribution to the development of Taekwondo. He is a member of The Ancient Warrior Society, www.ancientwarrior.org.
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Taekwondo for Seniors:
Yes, you can! Ongoing martial-arts classes for seniors
Did you study a martial art for years -- even decades -- and then drop out because you were "too old"? Or are you looking to learn a martial art for the first time? Either way, we can help.
Master Steven Phillips, owner and master instructor of the West Windsor Taekwondo Academy, can provide expert martial-arts training to Central New Jersey seniors, both men and women. A 5th-degree black belt in Taekwondo, Master Phillips is an elite-level martial artist with more than 90 major championships, grand championships, and world championships to his credit.
At his spacious training center in West Windsor, Master Phillips can provide either private lessons or group training tailored to your needs.
For more information about martial arts for seniors, contact Master Phillips at 609-799-0088, or visit his school's website, www.wwtaekwondo.com.
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