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Senior Master Joseph John Pirczhalski III,

  • proud student and teacher at the US Taekwondo Academy, Senior Master Joseph Pirczhalski III started Taekwondo at the early age of 10 years old. Master Joe graduated from Calvert Hall College High School and attended Towson University. He then attained his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1999, with a minor in Business Administration. As a former US National Champion in 2004, Master Joe remains a significant figure in the US Taekwondo Academy competition team. Currently, he holds the title of Maryland State Vice President as of 2009. He is also one of the founders of the Johns Hopkins University Taekwondo Program.

Accomplishments, Awards and Achievements:

  • 2010 Vice President Of the Maryland State Taekwondo Association
  • 2009 Kukkiwon Letter of Commendation
  • 2009 Attained Official Kukkiwon 6th Dan Black Belt
  • 2009 Elected Vice President Of the Maryland State Taekwondo Association
  • 2009 Attained Coaches Certification Level 1 of the USAT
  • 2009 Tournament Director of the 2009 MD East Coast Open
  • 2009 Tournament Director of the 2009 MD East Coast Qualifier
  • 2008 Tournament Director of the 2008 MD State Taekwondo Festival
  • 2007 Tournament Director of the 2007 MD State Taekwondo Festival
  • 2006 Tournament Director of the 2006 MD State Taekwondo Festival
  • 2006 Tournament Director of the 2006 MD State Taekwondo Championship
  • 2005 Appointed Competition Committee Chairman of the Maryland State Taekwondo Association
  • 2004 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships Poomse Gold Medalist in Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2003 Attained Official Kukkiwon 5th Dan Black Belt
  • 2003 Attained National Referee Status A-1
  • 2003 Awarded the Pan American Taekwondo Union Presidential Citation
  • 2003 Appointed Vice Chairman of the Referee Committee of Maryland State Taekwondo Association
  • 2003 Head Coach of the USTA Senior National Team
  • 2003 Head Coach of the USTA U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships Team
  • 2002 Head Coach of the USTA Senior National Team
  • 2001 Head Coach of the USTA Senior National Team
  • 2001 Attained Coaches Certification Level 2 of the USTU
  • 1999 Attained Official Kukkiwon 4th Dan Black Belt
  • 1999 Graduated Towson University with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Minor in Business Administration.
  • 1998 Appointed the Vice Chairman of Competition Committee of the Maryland State Taekwondo Association
  • 1995 Head Coach of the USTA Junior National Team
  • 1994 Head Coach of the USTA Junior National Team
  • 1993 Head Coach of the USTA Junior National Team