Some of the top taekwondo grandmasters from the U.S. and South Korea were in Leesburg on Friday to celebrate a new partnership.
At the USTMA Taekwondo center, more than 60 people gathered for a dinner and program that included the formal installation of USTMA founder Grandmaster Eung Gil Choi as president of the U.S. Taekwondo and Martial Arts Grandmaster Federation and the announcement of a “sister-city”-style partnership between the federation and the Korea Congress Taekwondo Federation.
On hand for the event was Grandmaster Kwon Ho Yul, the outgoing federation president who welcomed Choi to his two-term post.
Also, Korean National Assembly member Min Kyung-wook attended to formally celebrate the partnership between the two organizations.
Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg), Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk and Sheriff Mike Chapman were among the local dignitaries attending the ceremony.