Taekwondo Master Receives 2013 President’s Council for Lifetime Achievement Award

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Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee, founder of United Tae Kwon Do in East Hartford, received the President’s Council for Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded one of only five President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Awards on May 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

For well over 60 years, Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee has been well-known and highly regarded by the worldwide sports community. An early pioneer who helped to spread the Korean art of Taekwondo to the United States, he is one of only a handful of individuals who hold the highest rank of 9th degree Black Belt, and is recognized by fellow instructors worldwide as a man of impeccable integrity and dedication.

Moo Yong Lee championed the inclusion of Taekwondo as an Olympic sport and in the early ’80s played a formative role in the establishment of the United States Taekwondo Union—which was later to become USA Taekwondo, the U.S. National Governing Body of Olympic Taekwondo. He served as president of the organization from 1985-1986 and is the current president of the United States Taekwondo Instructors Union (USTIU), an organization he founded in 1991.

For more information, visit his website: www.mooyonglee.com.

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