Dong Ja Yang

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Dong Ja Yang is the former chairman of the AAU National Taekwondo Union from 1979-84. From 1984-88, He was a member of the Executive Board of the United States Olympic Committee. Earning a Ph.D. in counseling psychology,[1] Yang introduced taekwondo to 77 colleges in the U.S. from 1977-83.[2] During these years, he was essential[3] in helping raise taekwondo to Olympic status.[4] He taught Taekwondo for 35 years at Howard University.[1][5] In 1986, Yang asked WTF President Kim Un-Yong to lower the black belt fee for taekwondo, which resulted in Yang's removal from the WTF Pan American Taekwondo Union.[6] In 1988, three of his students earned medals in the Seoul Summer Olympics: Lynnette Love, Debra Holloway and Sharon Jewell.[7] He received an award from Congressman Ralph Metcalfe for his work in bringing women to taekwondo.[8] He also hosted the Howard University Taekwondo Championships.[9] In 2001, he filed a complaint against the United States Taekwondo Union.[10] Yang was elected to the Taekwondo Hall of Fame[11] and holds a 9th degree black belt.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "Taekwando Reform Movement". Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
  2. ^ Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. 9 May 1983. pp. 48–. ISSN 0021-5996.
  3. ^ Gillis, Alex (20 November 2008). A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do. ECW Press. pp. 162–. ISBN 978-1-55490-674-1.
  4. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. July 1979. pp. 14–. ISSN 0277-3066.
  5. ^ "Dong Ja Yang at Howard University - RateMyProfessors.com". ratemyprofessors.com.
  6. ^ Gillis, Alex (20 November 2008). A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do. ECW Press. pp. 206–. ISBN 978-1-55490-674-1.
  7. ^ Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. May 1992. pp. 124–. ISSN 0012-9011.
  8. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. December 1978. pp. 16–. ISSN 0277-3066.
  9. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. April 1976. pp. 76–. ISSN 0277-3066.
  10. ^ "Section 10". Team USA.
  11. ^ "THE OFFICIAL TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME® - INSTRUCTORS - TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME ®". lacancha.com.
  12. ^ "Taekwondo History". TMW.