Modern Day Knights - Taekwondo Competition Team

MDK Mission Statements

  • Produce excellent student-athletes in Taekwondo

  • Practice high-performance Taekwondo under the spirit of traditional martial arts

  • Promote world-class Taekwondo athlete with passion, talent and work ethic. 

 

Program Goal 

  • The pursuit of high-performance Taekwondo in a safe environment and culture of respect

  • Building true life skills; character training and leadership skills through sport Taekwondo

  • Produce state, national and world champions in sport Taekwondo; poomsae and Kyrogi.

MDK Highlights

  • AMAA competition program started in 2002.  

  • AMAA sent 5 athletes to USTU nationals in 2003; four out five athletes won medals

  • Changed the team name to MDK in 2008; 

  • Started formal Poomsae team from 2012

  • Produced more than 100 + national medalist since 2003​

  • Produced Cadet and Jr. National Team members                                                                                                                                 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) 

    • Gigi Gil       

      • 2008, 2019    Jr. National Team       
      • 2008    Pam Am Gold
    • Eric Mastrolonardo
      • 2011    USAT Jr. National - Gold​
      • 2017    National Collegiate Team 
    • Katheryn Bell 2011   
      • Jr. National Team
      • 2011 PamAm Taekwondo Championship - Bronze                                                       
    • Brooke Castillo          
      • 2014    Cadet National Team (B)                    
    • Aiden Suarez              
      • 2015    AAU Cadet National Team                 
    • Marlon Arevalo
      • 2018 AAU Junior National B Team (bantam)
    • Martin Lado
      • 2017 USAT Cadet National Team (feather)
      • 2017 AAU Cadet National Team (light)
      • 2017 Pam Am Taekwondo Championship - Gold 
    • Derrick Kwak Jr.        
      • 2014, 2016  USAT National Team                       
      • 2014, 2015, 2019    AAU National Team                         
      • 2014 US Open - Gold , 2016 German Open - Gold
      • 2017 AAU & USAT Jr. National Team alternate
      • California United Taekwondo Association Team Coach (2008, 2009 and 2016) 

MDK in Media

https://www.simivalleyacorn.com/articles/martial-arts-studio-gets-major-legroom/

https://www.simivalleyacorn.com/articles/taekwondo-team-scores-big-wins/

https://www.simivalleyacorn.com/articles/young-martial-artist-takes-charge-in-the-ring/

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