Instructors > Master Youngshin Jennifer Chang

Master Youngshin Jennifer Chang,

  • proud daughter of Grand Master Se Yong Chang, started Taekwondo at the very early age of 5 years old. In an attempt to follow the footsteps of her older loving brother Master CJ Chang, Master Jennifer also dedicated her life to her studies. Like her older brother, she also graduated from Edgewood High School with Honors. Recently in 2008, she graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a minor in Human Development. However, in addition to academia, she dedicated her life to Taekwondo at a very young age, for she placed the Gold medal at the US Junior Olympic Championships as a yellow belt. Since then, she has been competing nationally and internationally, holding a title of Junior Pan American Championship Gold Medalist and MVP, Junior World Championship Silver Medalist, as well as National Champion and MVP at the US Collegiate National Championships. As of 2009, she remains the Athlete Representative in the Maryland State Taekwondo Executive Board to represent all athletes in the state of Maryland. Currently, as one of the very few FEMALE Masters in the world, Master Jennifer is a certified 5th Degree Black Belt who teaches Taekwondo at her CHURCHVILLE ROAD DIVISION as well as at the Johns Hopkins University alongside her older brother.

Competition Record:

  • 2005 30th National Collegiate TKD Championships (Berkeley, CA) Sparring / Forms Gold / Gold
  • 2004 Senior National Championships (Colorado Springs, CO) Forms Silver
  • 2003 Junior Pan Am Championship (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) Sparring Gold
  • 2003 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Orlando, FL) Sparring / Forms Gold / Gold
  • 2003 Senior National Championships (New Orleans, LA) Forms Gold
  • 2002 4th World JR. TKD Championships (Heraklion, Crete, Greece) Sparring Silver
  • 2002 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Minneapolis, MN) Sparring / Forms Gold / Gold
  • 2002 Senior National Championships (Detroit, MI) Forms Gold
  • 2001 Not Attended
  • 2000 Not Attended
  • 1999 Not Attended
  • 1998 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Orlando, FL) Sparring / Forms Gold / Gold
  • 1997 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Louisville, KY) Sparring / Forms Silver / Gold
  • 1996 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Orlando, FL) Sparring Silver
  • 1995 Not Attended
  • 1994 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Chicago, IL) Sparring / Forms Gold / Gold
  • 1993 Jr. Olympic National Championships (Dayton, OH) Sparring / Forms Gold / Bronze

Accomplishments, Awards and Achievements:

  • 2005 Selected as the Outstanding Freshman athlete of the Year at the 30th National Collegiate TKD Championships (Berkeley, CA)
  • 2004 Attained Master Instructor Status
  • 2004 Head Coach of the USTA Junior Olympic National Team
  • 2003 Selected as MVP at the Junior Pan Am Championship (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2003 U.S. Junior Olympic National Team Member
  • 2003 Attained Official Kukkiwon 4th Poom Black Belt
  • 2002 U.S. Junior Olympic National Team Member