Yong Chin Pak

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Yong Chin Pak
Yong Chin Pak.jpg
Style Hapkido
Rank 9th Dan Hapkido
8th Dan Taekwondo
6th Dan Judo
Website http://www.public.iastate.edu/~ycpak/

Yong Chin Pak is a 6th dan judo, 9th dan hapkido, and 8th dan taekwondo master and adjunct instructor in Exercise Sport Science and instructed students in the martial arts (hapkido, judo, and taekwondo) at Iowa State University from 1973 to 2013.[1] He graduated from Yongin University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education[2] and was President of the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association from 1986 to 2007.[3]

Under Pak's guidance, the Iowa State Tae Kwon Do Club (previously coined the Karate Club due to the presence of a different taekwondo club already in existence on campus) has won multiple national collegiate championships.[4] Pak has also coached in both the Pan-Am and Goodwill Games.[5] He has also authored a textbook, Tae Kwon Do.[6]


  1. ^ Iowa State Faculty
  2. ^ Iowa State Curricula Vita[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ NCTA Officer List Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ NCTA Result List
  5. ^ NCTA Yong Chin Pak Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Pak, Yong Chin (1987). Tae Kwon Do. Iowa State University Press. ASIN B0012HAMLC. 

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