Vice President 2018-08-28T17:20:15+00:00

Vice President

Master Douglas Fuechsel

1974-1975
Moved to Seoul as a colored belt to train for Black Belt
Referred by Master Kim, Woong K., I was sponsored by the Korean Taekwondo
Association for a permanent Visa to continue training in Korea
Received Black Belt at Kukkiwon from my Sabumnim – Master Lee, Hyung Ro
Co Stared in “The Companion” movie with Master Kwon, Young Moon

Fall-1975        
Returned to the US and started first Dojang at the University of Wyoming

June-1976       
Opened first full time Dojang in Salt Lake City Utah with the ATA

1978-1986
Moved to Wyoming, started Dojangs in Riverton and Lander, introduced
Creative, musical Forms to Rocky Mtn. area Karate Tournaments

1985-2000      
Served as State President and other offices of the USTU Board of Governors

1986-1992
Moved to Olympic Training Center – Permanent Athletes Program
Team Captain 86 – 88, Represented Taekwondo as an Olympic Spokesperson to
120 Corporate Sponsors, Brought 1st corporate sponsor, “Jazzworks International”,
to USTU in 86. In 88 “Sunrider International” sponsored our 88 Olympic Team

Grandmaster Douglas Fuechsel

Vice President

1992-Present  
Opened Dojang in Aspen

1997-1999
Launched PRO TKD Television, 1st as a Pay Per View and then a series for ESPN
Established Historic First for Taekwondo: 1st TV ratings for Taekwondo and Martial Art,
1st Coast to Coast Sport page Coverage, 1st Coast to Coast Sport Radio coverage, 1st sponsorship by Talent Agency, William Morris
PRO TKD was aired in 40 countries and 18 different languages

2009-2011      
Executive Board of MAC

Currently        
Executive Director US Taekwondo Committee, US Open Taekwondo Hanmadang

Vice President

Master Cliff Hong

Master Cliff Hong is a Colorado native who began his taekwondo career in 1984 at Nam’s Taekwondo Academy, studying under Master Sang Kook Nam, the eldest son of GrandMaster Nam Tae Hi.  He is currently the Chief Instructor and Operator of APEX Taekwondo Academy.  He holds a 3rd DAN ITF certified Black Belt and a 6th DAN Kukkiwon certified Black Belt.  He is also a Level 2 USAT Poomsae Referee, a D1 USAT Koyrugi Referee, and a Master 3rd Class Kukkiwon certified Instructor.  He was the former COSTA treasurer from 2016-2017 and is the present coach for the Colorado State Poomsae Team in addition to his COSTA Vice President duties.

Master Cliff Hong

Vice President