1485 N. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, California 95035

Grandmaster Thac H. Nguyen, Martial Arts Instructor

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Grandmaster Thac H. Nguyen

9th Dan Black Belt

  • President & Technical Director Grand Master Nguyen tested under the founder of The World Taekwondo Han Moo Kwan, Great Grandmaster, Kyo Yoon Lee, and became the world youngest 7th Degree Black Belt at the age of 30 back in 2004.
  • In 2011, Grandmaster Nguyen earned his 8th Degree Black Belt at the age of 38 from both Han Moo Kwan, and Moo Duk Kwan H.Q in Seoul, Korea.
  • Grandmaster Nguyen tested and earned his 9th Degree Black Belt from the World Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan H.Q in Seoul, Korea on November 11, 2019, making him the World’s Youngest 9th Degree Black Belt at the age of 45.
  • Grandmaster Nguyen has trained in Taekwondo for over 40 years and has been teaching for over 30 years.
  • He is a WT Licensed Coach in both Poomsae (Forms) and Kyorugi (Sparring).
  • In his competition days, he was known for his powerful, knock-out kicks and flexibility. Initially trained in the traditional ITF style of Taekwondo from Vietnam, he has since converted to training and teaching Kukkiwon style Taekwondo.

Grandmaster Nguyen's Accomplishments:

  • AAU member since 2009
  • AAU Pacific District Sports Director since 2015
  • AAU voting member on the TRC (Technical Rules Committee) since 2016
  • AAU Regional (California & Nevada) Sport Director since 2018
  • AAU National Executive Committee Member since 2018
  • AAU Taekwondo National Elite Coach since 2017
  • AAU Taekwondo National Poomsae Coaching Director
  • AAU Taekwondo National - WT Dan Program Director since 2022
  • Member of the AAU coaching staff at the German Open 2016
  • Member of the AAU coaching staff at the Spanish Open 2017
  • Member of the AAU coaching staff at the German Open 2018
  • Member of the AAU coaching staff at the World Taekwondo Open Tournament and Training Center at La Loma, Mexico 2019, 2022
  • Member of the AAU coaching staff at Canada Open 2019
  • Member of the AAU coaching staff at US Open February 2020

Martial Arts Competition Records and Achievements

  • 1985-2007 Martial Arts competition record of over 200 wins and just 2 losses
  • 1995 Pan American Open Gold Medalist
  • 1998-Present Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy President
  • 1999 tested for Kukkiwon 3rd Class International Master Instructor License (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2000-Present Silicon Valley Taekwondo Association President
  • 2001 recipient of Citation by the World Taekwondo Federation (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2003 U.S. Open Gold Medalist
  • 2003 recipient of Citation by the World Taekwondo Federation (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2003 recipient of the President Sports Award by U.S. President George W. Bush (Washington D.C.)
  • 2004 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from City of Milpitas
  • 2004 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)
  • 2007 U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials Gold Medalist
  • 2007 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)
  • 2010 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)
  • 2012 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from City of Milpitas
  • 2013 tested for Kukkiwon 2nd Class International Master Instructor License (Chicago)
  • 2013 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)
  • 2013 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from City of Milpitas
  • 2013 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)
  • 2014 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)
  • 2015 recipient of the Key to the City of Milpitas
  • 2015 recipient of Citation from World Taekwondo Academy (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2015 tested for 2nd Class Kukkiwon Dan Promotion Test Examiner (Chicago)
  • 2015 recipient of Citation by the World Martial Arts Academy (Chungju, Korea)
  • 2016 recipient of Citation by the World Martial Arts Academy (Chungju, Korea)
  • 2017 recipient of Best Instructor Award by the Pan American Taekwondo Union (Las Vegas)
  • 2018-2020 CTF (California Taekwondo Foundation) Secretary General
  • 2018 recipient of Best Instructor Award by the Pan American Taekwondo Union (Las Vegas)
  • 2019 appointed as the World Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan Federation Technical Vice Chair
  • 2019-2021 selected as one of the AAU Taekwondo Elite Coaches
  • 2021 recipient of the Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, Korea)

The objective of our school is to bring out the best ability in our students and empower them with skills through Taekwondo training, with emphasis on Traditional Values, Street Smarts, and Practical Application.

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