At the 1988 Seoul, South Korea Summer Olympic Games, Tae Kwon Do made its debut as an Olympic Games Demonstration Sport. Hundreds of adults and children performed their techniques in unison during the opening ceremony. Tae Kwon Do was again a demonstration sport at the 1992 Barcelona, Spain Summer Olympic Games. Tae Kwon Do became a full medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and continues to be a part of the Olympics today.
Milan Tae Kwon Do produces well-rounded martial artists that have an excellent understanding of all the aspects of Tae Kwon Do. That being said, we are very fond of the competition side of Tae
Kwon Do, and we pride ourselves in the high level of training we provide to those students that feel the same.
Milan Tae Kwon Do offers training in the World TKD Federation (WTF) Olympic style sparring to adults and children. The first official Milan TKD Competition Team was formed in 2005. Since its inception in 2005, team members have competed in countless tournaments, including the USAT Junior Olympics and USAT National Championships. In 2007, the Milan TKD Competition Team combined with the Midwest Competition Team in Plymouth, MI. Today they are called the Wolfpack, and they continue to train together and travel throughout the United States to compete in tournaments and attend training seminars. Students have had the chance to train with Master Myang Sang Jang, Gold Medalist from Korea, Master Han Won Lee, 1988 Bronze Medalist and former USA Olympic Head Coach, and 2000/2004 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steven Lopez. In addition, they have attended training opportunities with Coach Sherman Nelson, Coach Eric Lauren, Coach Jason Poos, Steven Thompson (current National Team Member) and many more.
If you are interested in high level competition/training or just want to improve your sparring, Milan Tae Kwon Do will assist you in accomplishing your goals. Team members have multiple workouts available to them each week in Milan, and at our sister school Midwest TKD in Plymouth.
Marshall & Sam Gaines
Milan TKD Team Captains
March 11, 2017 Great Lakes Cup, Lansing, MI
April 8, 2017 USAT Michigan State Championships, Fowlerville, MI
April 29, 2017 USA Championships, Kalamazoo, MI
May 20, 2017 Eric Rose Memorial Championships, Taylor, MI
June 29-July 6, 2017 USAT National Championships, Detroit, MI