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WHO RUNS THE CLUB?
Instructors and Officers
INSTRUCTORS

Instructors

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GRAND MASTER CHONG

GRAND MASTER INSTRUCTOR (10TH DAN)

Master Chong has served as the head instructor of the University of Michigan Taekwondo Club since 1968. He is a former President of the United States Taekwondo Union, a former member of the WT council, and has served as head of the US National Taekwondo Team. His students have included Olympic Gold Medalist Lynette Love and Bronze Medalist Han Wan Lee. In addition to being the U of M Master Instructor, Master Chong is formerly a Lecturer in the Division of Kinesiology, and taught the Beginning Taekwondo and Advanced Taekwondo courses for the U-Move Program.

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INSTRUCTOR (6TH DAN)

MASTER BUSCH

Master Busch is the Master Instructor of the U of M Taekwondo Club and has been involved in Taekwondo for over 30 years, starting at the University of Michigan in 1987.  After serving as a club officer, he became an instructor in 1991 and served in that capacity until 2002, when he relocated to South Bend, IN.  Master Busch then became an instructor at Hong's USA Taekwondo where he taught advanced classes and sparring.  His students included the University of Notre Dame Taekwondo club. Master Busch returned to the area in 2005 and resumed teaching at UM.  Master Busch is a certified referee.

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MASTER INSTRUCTOR (4TH DAN)

DAVID REITZ

David Reitz is a seasoned competitor hailing from Master Russell Gale's school in Plymouth, MI. David's recent accomplishments have included winning gold at the 2017 USAT National Championships in the men's black belt featherweight division. He is currently ranked #2 in the nation for this division.

Officers

Hi! I'm Victor, and I'm an MCDB major interested in premed and research. I help run the club along with the rest of our board, and outside of that, I enjoy hanging out with friends, eating good food, and caffeine :) Feel free to reach out about anything, I'm glad to help!

(zvictor@umich.edu)

VICTOR ZHAO

(he/him/his)

 PRESIDENT

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Hey everyone, my name is Adena Cartsonis and I'm currently a junior second dan studying Architecture and some Computer Science. As the club's Vice President, I'll be sharing responsibility for making sure club members depart to and return from competitions (both physically and mentally) in one piece. In my free time I enjoy reading copious amounts of manga/manhwa and listening to music. Looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone!

(acartson@umich.edu)

ADENA CARTSONIS

(SHE/HER/HERS)

VICE PRESIDENT

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Hi!! I'm Angela a junior hoping to study UX Design. I am the secretary as well as co-lead of the demo team! I am always down for food, boba (if my bank account can handle it) and talking about anything so feel free to reach out!! Excited to meet everyone!

(acheong@umich.edu)

Angela cheong

(she/her/hers)

SECRETARY

o/ Nice to meet you all! I am a 2nd Dan black belt studying Computer Engineering. As the treasurer of the club, I manage the finances of the club. Some of my hobbies include volleyball, manga, good music and video games. toodles~

(hyungjun@umich.edu)

hyungjun kim

(he/him/his)

TREASURER

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Hello I'm Nishant! I'm a sophomore studying CS and Stats. I'm a 4th dan and have been doing TKD for 13 years. As a travel coordinator, my job is to make sure you have a smooth tournament experience. Outside of TKD, I like traveling, food, video games, and coding.

(ndash@umich.edu)

NISHANT DASH 

(HE/HIM/HIS)

 CO-TRAVEL COORDINATOR

Hello!! I'm Erin Clingerman and I am a junior in the college of engineering studying materials science and engineering. I am one of the club's travel coordinators, so I'm in charge of organizing our trips to other colleges for competitions. I've been practicing tkd for 15 years and I'm a 4th dan blackbelt. Outside of tkd, I love baking, drinking coffee, and reading.

(erinclin@umich.edu)

Erin clingerman

(she/her/hers)

CO-TRAVEL COORDINATOR

Hello!! I'm Kaitlyn, a freshman hoping to study SI. Asone of the media managers this year, I will capture fun moments at tournaments and other social events! I enjoy cooking, baking, and traveling to new places. Can't wait to meet everyone!

(kgsheng@umich.edu)

KAITLYN SHENG

(she/her/hers)

CO-MEDIA MANAGER

Hellooo! I'm Jinny, a blue belt and a sophomore studying political science. I will be one of the media managers this year and will be snapping pics at tournaments and other umtkd events! Outside of tkd, I like to read, crochet, and I love spotify. I'm excited to get to know everyone and let's get to D1!!! Michigan fighting! ᕙ(ò_óˇ)ᕗ

(songjc@umich.edu)

jinny song

(she/her/hers)

co-media manager

What's up everyone! I'm Jaden, a sophomore studying movement science and a 4th dan black belt. If you see someone doing pushups in some random library, that's me doing my 100 pushups everyday until my friend gets a girlfriend! If you have any questions feel free to contact me!

(jasheng@umich.edu

jaden sheng

(he/him/his)

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Ayooo, my name is Patricio and I am a sophomore majoring in CS in the CoE. I am a 2nd Dan Black Belt and am super excited to be Social Chair this year! This role makes me in charge of arranging all the fun and cool events for us to bond and stuff outside of practice. When not training, you will usually find me napping somewhere or drinking Diet Coke! I look forward to meeting you all!

(pleroux@umich.edu)

patricio leroux

(he/him/his)

SOCIAL CHAIR

OFFICER
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