INSTRUCTORS > Senior Master Yong Seong “CJ” Chang

Senior Master Yong Seong “CJ” Chang,

  • proud son of Grand Master Se Yong Chang, started Taekwondo at the very early age of 3 years old. Graduating with Honors from Edgewood High School, Master CJ Chang attended the George Washington University with the Presidential Scholarship. He also graduated from the George Washington University on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Not only did Master CJ Chang shine throughout his academic years, but he was also undefeated in the competition arena. He currently stands tall at 6’4” with even taller competition records, some including: Gold Medalist at the US National Championships, Korean American Olympics 1999-2003, and he was the US Collegiate National Team Captain for the USA Team competing at the 2003 World Universiade Games in Daegu, Korea. Today, Master CJ Chang is a certified 6th Degree Black Belt who teaches students from as young as 2½ years old to 65 years old at his MAIN STREET DIVISION, as well as undergraduate and graduate college students at the Johns Hopkins University.

Competition Record:

  • 2004 U.S. Collegiate Team Trials (Kansas City, MO) Sparring Gold
  • 2003 U.S. National Collegiate Championship (Seattle, Washington) Sparring / Forms Gold / Gold
  • 2003 U.S. Nationals (New Orleans, Louisianna) Sparring / Forms Bronze / Gold
  • 2003 U.S. Collegiate Team Trials (Kansas City,MO) Sparring Gold
  • 2003 U.S. Collegiate Team Trail Qualifiers (San Jose, CA) Sparring Gold
  • 2003 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships (Las Vegas, NV) Sparring Silver
  • 2002 Senior National Championships (Detroit, MI) Forms Silver
  • 2001 Senior National Championships Forms Gold
  • 2001 Korean American Olympics (Houston, TX) Sparring Gold
  • 1999 Korean American Olympics (Los Angeles, CA) Sparring Gold

Accomplishments, Awards and Achievements:

  • 2004 Head Coach of the USTA Senior National Team
  • 2004 U.S. National Collegiate Team Member
  • 2003 Competed in the 2003 World Universiade Games held in Daegu, Korea.
  • 2003 U.S. National Collegiate Team Member
  • 2003 Attained Official Kukiwon 5th Dan Black Belt
  • 2003 Attained National Referee Status A-2
  • 2003 Award the Pan American Taekwondo Union Presidential Citation
  • 2003 Head Coach for the USTA Junior National Team
  • 2003 Graduated George Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.
  • 2002 Attained Coaches Certification Level 1 of the USTU
  • 2002 Head Coach for the USTA Junior National Team