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Grand Master Jae Yoon Ahn is Master Anna YS Ahn’s oldest brother. 

He holds a Kukkiwon Certified 9th Degree Black Belt, which is the highest rank that one can achieve.  He was one of the youngest to achieve such a goal in 2012 at the age of 57. Now at the age of 60+, he is still physically and mentally at the top of his game. 

Among other numerous awards, the most prestigious is the fact that at the age of 40, he was a poomsae division national champion for 3 straight years which allowed him to be named the MVP award for 3 consecutive years.

As a result of such national success and bringing pride to South Korea, GM Jae Yoon Ahn was awarded the Presidential Award for receiving the National Championship for 3 years in a row. 

Age wasn’t a factor; he competed even at a later age.  Being an educator was a part of his life as was competing. 

They came hand in hand; he knew how to use his body and was able to transfer it over to teaching.  He was an excellent and an outstanding demonstrator and was able to incorporate his model movements into examples for others.

GM Jae Yoon Ahn resides in Seoul and is one of the certified head instructors for Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters for over 20 years.  He was also the chairman of the poomsae judge committee for Korea Taekwondo Association.  

Together, GM Jae Yoon Ahn with his younger brother GM Jae Ro Ahn were two of the founders to the ongoing research team to restructure and amend the rules and regulations for the modern poomsae forms for competition. 

GM Jae Yoon Ahn’s skills and knowledge are astounding as exhibited as an outstanding demonstrator and as an informative instructor. He is always working towards the advancement of taekwondo and is the front runner in research and preservation of taekwondo. 

Demand for his instruction for seminars is great, which takes him globally; he has taught at over 40 countries worldwide.                                 

Biography

 

• 9th Degree Certified Black Belt, Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters (2012)

• International Judge Certificate, Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters (2005)

• First Degree TKD Guidance Certificate (2005)

• World Poomsae Judge Certificate from WT, World Taekwondo Federation (2004)

• First Degree Judge Certificate from KTA, Korea Taekwondo Association (2003)

Positions

 

• Chairman, Poomsae Judge Committee,  Seoul Taekwondo Association (2007 to Present)

• Chief Instructor, Poomsae Training Institute of Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters (2005 to Present)

• Supervisor, Judging Committee,  Seoul Taekwondo Association (2003 to Present)

• Vice-Chairman, Department of Education, Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters (2001-2009)

• Chairman, Poomsae Judge Committee, KTA, Korea Taekwondo Association (2015 to 2016)

Tournament Experience

 

• 1st Place – WT, World Taekwondo Federation Poomsae Contest (2007-2009)

• 1st Place – Individual Division: The 9th Korea Open International, Chuncheon,Poomsae Division (2013)

• Grand Prize – The 4th International Taekwondo Poomsae Contest (2009)

• 1st Place – Individual Division: The 4th WT, World Taekwondo Federation, International Poomsae Contest @ Egypt (2009)

• 1st Place – The 4thWT, World Taekwondo Federation, Competition for selecting National TKD team. (2009)

• 1st Place – Individual division: The 6thKTA, Korea Taekwondo Association, National Poomsae Competition (2009)

• 1st Place – Individual Division: The 3rdWT, World Taekwondo Federation, International Poomsae Competition @ Turkey (2008)

• 1st Place – The 3rd WT, World Taekwondo Federation, Competition for selecting National TKD team (2008)

• 1st Place – Group Division: The 2nd WT, World Taekwondo Federation, International Poomsae TKD Competition @ South Korea (2007)

• 1st Place – The 4th KTA, Korea Taekwondo Association, National Poomsae Competition (2007)

• 1st Place – Creative Poomsae Division: World TKD Hanmadang Competition (2006)

• 1st Place – Group Poomsae Division: The 2ndKTA, Korea Taekwondo Association National Competition(2005)

International Poomsae Seminar

 

• Special Poomsae Test Instructor & Judge Committee, Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters, Chicago &LA (2013)

• US Taekwondo Grandmasters Society, Poomsae Seminar: Chicago, Dallas, Oklahoma & LA (2010-2013)

• Certified Masters Seminar Judge Committee (Turkey, 2012)

• France Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2012)

• Turkey Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2012)

• Germany Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2011)

• Russia Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2009& 2010)

• Chile Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2008)

• Hong Kong Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2008)

• Peru Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2008)

• Taiwan Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2007)

• Thailand Taekwondo Association Poomsae Seminar (2005)

• USA Invitation Poomsae Tour Seminar (LA, Chicago, NJ, Philiadelphia, Atlanta, New Hampshire & Cleveland, 2015-2017)

• Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seminar (China & Macao, 2016)

• Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters,Seminar (Iran&Denmark, 2017)

• Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seminar (Russia, 2018)

Awards

 

• 1st Place – The 5th Korea Open, Chun-Cheon International TKD Tournament (2005)

• MVP Award – 4 Grand Slam Champion at the 5th Korea Open, Chun-Cheon International TKD Tournament (2005)

• Award Certificate from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (2012)

• Baekma Medal (Presidential Award) from the President of South Korea (2011)

• Grand Prize, Best Guidance from the Korea Junior TKD Federation (2007)

• Commendation from WT, World Taekwondo Federation (1999)

• Commendation from Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters (1998)

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