Head Master Anna YS Ahn
8th Degree Black Belt
Master Anna YS Ahn, the Head Master and Owner of Ahn’s Taekwondo in Montgomery, is a Kukkiwon Certified 8th Degree Black Belt holder. Born in Korea and into a family of Taekwondo Grand Masters, she was naturally introduced into the Taekwondo world and has been training for over 40 years.
Gender did not stop her from being a pioneer as a woman in Taekwondo.
She endured and persevered the rough and tough world of the male dominated sport by competing and training alongside the male counterparts.
Through the persistence of the demanding and rigorous environment that Master Anna YS Ahn experienced, she was instilled with a unique, special, resilient, and indomitable spirit of Taekwondo and when the women’s division formed, it was no surprise that she was awarded the First Place for sparring at the Korean National Women’s Championship in 1984.
When Master Anna YS Ahn’s college aspirations led her to Paris, France, her dedication to teaching and training Taekwondo continued. She was determined to pass on the passion, spirit, and the genuine ideas of Taekwondo to the next generation.
When she finally came to the US, her dedication continued; with the skills and knowledge she accumulated from France as well as at the two schools she managed in Indiana, she challenged herself with her own school in Raritan, NJ before she started the school in Montgomery, where she is now fully committed.
Master Anna YS Ahn is also earnest in sharing with her community; she supports local causes and her demo team participates and performs at local charity events as much as possible.
Beyond the local causes, Master Anna YS Ahn serves on the board for many Taekwondo associations across the United States.
Her efforts were noticed when she was among the select few who was invited to be a VIP Delegate to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.
- Head Master and Owner, Ahn’s Taekwondo Academy, Montgomery and Bridgewater, New Jersey
- Kukkiwon-Certified 8th Degree Black Belt
- WT (World Taekwondo Federation) VIP Delegate, 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- USA National Women’s Sparring Team Manager, 2015 World Taekwondo Championships, Chelyabinsk, Russia
- WT (World Taekwondo Federation) VIP Delegate, 2015 World Taekwondo Federation Grand Prix Finals, Mexico City, Mexico
- President, Korea Taekwondo Association of New Jersey in USA
- Vice President, USA Taekwondo Association of NJ
- President, Hongik E-Hwa USA – Masters of Research Association
- Treasurer, World Taekwondo Masters’ Union (WTMU)
- Certified 2nd Class International Referee, Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarter) HMD
- Certified 2nd Class International Master Instructor, Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarter)
- Certified 2nd Class Poom/Dan Promotion Test Examiner, Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarter)
- World Taekwondo Federation (WT), Korean Taekwondo Association (KTA) & United States
- Taekwondo Union (USTU) Certified Taekwondo Instructor
- The World Junior Taekwondo Cultural Exchange Center Certified Taekwondo Instructor Master, Ecole de Taekwondo, Paris, France (1996-1997)
- Korean National Women’s Championship in 1984
- 40+ Years in Martial Arts