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More about Jason Wadley:

Grand Master Wadley is currently the president of the United Taekwondo Alliance. He holds multiple rankings with various organizations. He is one of the worlds top martial arts instructors. He has won multiple awards as instructor or master instructor of the year, Been inducted i the Taekwondo Hall of Fame along with the Master’s Hall of Fame. GM Wadley travels and teaches all over the world helping grow the art of Taekwondo. 

 

More about Jason Wadley

Grand Master Jason Wadley began his martial arts training in 1980. Dedicating himself to martial arts, Grand Master Wadley has achieved many prestigious awards and commendations. Grand Master Wadley began training at the age of 11 under the direction of Grand Master H.U. Lee and his two brothers Master Jee Ho Lee and Grand Master In Ho Lee. Other Masters and Grand Masters include Grand Master Burl Parson (JuJutsu), Grand Master Scott McNeely, Grand Master Robert Hardin, Grand Master Park Jung Tae, Grand Master Kong Young Ill and Grand Master J. Pat Burleson, GM Kong young I’ll, Lee You son, Park Jong Soo and Kim Bok Man and GM Lee You Sun. Grand Master Wadley continues to train and help proliferate Taekwondo throughout the world. Grand Master Wadley has traveled around the world teaching, training and competing. Grand Master Wadley’s technical ability and knowledge of Taekwondo earned him the title of Technical adviser and director of training  for the United Taekwondo Alliance.

Masters and Instructors from around the world travel to train with Grand Master Wadley. Grand Master Wadley’s current instructor is the famous Grand Master Clinton Robinson of Sacramento, CA.

History of Grand Master Wadley’s training

1977 – Begin Boxing and Karate

1980 _ Began Taekwondo Training in Little Rock Arkansas with his family Farren, James, Darren, Lee and Mother Kay.

1983 –1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (age 15) by GM H.U. Lee

1984 – Became Certified Taekwon-Do Instructor

  • Ranked #2 in the USA in the ATA national point standings.

1985 2nd Degree Black Belt and ATA National Champion

  • Opened first Taekwondo club in Otter Creek, Arkansas

1987 Promoted to Chief Instructor Lee’s TKD Little Rock Arkansas

  • Certified Instructor –Pressure Point Control Tactics and promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt-TKD
  • Appointed Regional Chief of Instruction ATA
  • Appointed Regional Director Louisiana and Mississippi
  • First trip to train in Korea and part of the American/Korean Demo Team

1989 Won Second National Championship

  • ATA and earned black belt in Karate
  • Awarded “Most Prestigious Instructor” award ATA by Grand Master H.U. Lee of the ATA
  • Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt Taekwon-Do – GM H.U. Lee

1990 Started training with GM Scott McNeeley of the USTF

1991 Gold Medal at Pan-American Games in Buenos Aries, Argentina

1992 Silver Medal sparring / First GTF World Championships – Oslo, Norway.

1994 Gold Medal GTF Goodwill Championships North Little Rock, AR

  • Gold Medal USTF/GTF World Championship Moscow, Russia
  • USTF National Champion
  • Appointed Board of Directors USTF

1995 Became Vice President Martial Arts Management Systems

  • Bronze Medal European GTF World Championships, Sardinia, Italy
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Weeping Willow Style Jujutsu
  • Gold Medal GTF World Championships St Louis, MO
  • Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt TKD – GM Park Jung Tae

1996 Gold Medal GTF/USTF Goodwill Championships North Little Rock, AR

  • Certified Instructor Certificate – Spontaneous Knife Defense Course MARS

1998 Appointed Regional Director South Texas USTF

2000 2nd Degree Black Belt Jujutsu

  • Promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt TKD by GM Park Jung Tae

2002 Coach USTF/WTA competition team

2002 USTF Ambassador award

  • Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Won National Leadership Award USTF

2003 Appointed Secretary General USTF (1 year term)

  • Instructor of the Year USTF

2004 Inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • Promoted to 3rd degree Black Belt Jujutsu

2005 Became Vice President United Jujutsu Alliance

  • Formed Black Belt Management consulting firm

2006 Appointed to Membership Director USTF

  • Developed the Executive Black Belt Program
  • became certified in Homeland Security level III
  • Promoted to 7th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo ( GM Nam Tae Hi, GM Kong Youg IL ad GM Scott McNeely)

2007 Became Director of Training and Technical Adviser for United Taekwon-Do Alliance

  • Formed Homeland Defense Tactics
  • Authored three books on defense tactics EBBP

2008 Became President of the United Taekwondo Alliance

2009 Licensed Body Guard through the State of Texas

2010 Head Coach of UTA/USA World Taekwondo Team – England

2011 – Head Coach of USA/UTA Taekwondo Team USA Event in Tulsa, OK.

2012 – Became a certified Incident Response to terrorist Bombings Instructor through New Mexico Tech University.

  • 2012/2013 Head coach for the USA/UTA Taekwondo Team traveling to Scotland.
  • Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in Weeping Willow Style Jujutsu
  • Promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt November 2, 2012 (Moo Duk Kwon)by GM Clinto Robinson, GM Lee Jong Wang ad GM Jae Kyu Chon

2013 – Featured on the cover of Taekwondo Times magazine on the September issue

  • Coached UTA/USA Team Kirkaldy Fife, Scotland – Gold Medals
  • Earned 7th Dan (Kukkiwon)

2014 – Master Wadley traveled to Vietnam, Korea and all over the United States teaching

  • Inducted into the Grand Master Hall of Fame
  • Become member of the United States Grand Master’s Society
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Universal World Martial Arts Hall of fame
  • Coach of the USA/UTA Team – Orlando, Florida Goodwill Team Championships
  • Featured in TKD Times magazine / Master of the Year
  • Founding Member of ITF-Union and Executive  Board member

2015   Master Received 8th Dan promotion through the Korea Chung Do Kwan – GM Park Hae Man

  • Tested became UWTA State Director
  • Taught special seminars in Ireland
  • Became ITF Union Vice president – USA Division
  • Became Certified Kukkiwon test examiner
  • Featured on cover of Taekwondo Times magazine
  • Became UTA Senior Master

2016 Became Vice president of International Taekwondo – Home

  • Co-Authored a bully awareness book with Alex Changho
  • Rank recognized by Grand Master Lee Yoo Sun of the International Taekwondo – Home
  • Earned Citation from Grand Master Lee Yoo Sun – International Taekwon-Do – Home
  • Earned Meritorious service award – Moo Duk Kwan by Grand Master Jae Kyu Chon
  • Traveled to Korea – Special project IT-Home
  • Traveled to Tulsa, OK. Chicago, Atlanta, Reno, Dallas, Memphis, Clinton, Iowa, Bossier city LA. Birmingham, England for promotion of UTA
  • Promoted to Kukkiwon Master Class III

2017 Became President of United Taekwondo Alliance / 2nd Term

  • Promoted to 9th Degree Black Belt – International Taekwon-Do Federation Union / Promoted by Grand Master Park Jong Soo
  • certified master kukkiwon 2nd class

2018 promoted to

9th Dan by Supreme Grand Master Kim Bok Man

* promoted to international Vice President ITF-Union

* promoted to international Vice President World Chung Kuhn TaeKwon-Do federation

*Recognized as 9th Dan by GM Lee You Sun of IT-Home

2019

*Promoted to 9th Dan by GM Kong Young Il

  • Inducted into the Official Taekwodo Hall of Fame
  • Featured in the book “Who’s Who” of martial arts

 

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