Grand Master Lou Giamo

Grand Master Lou Giamo - Chang Moo Kwan Taekwondo 9th Dan, Kukkiwon Taekwondo 8th Dan, USAT Class "A-1" Referee, WTF Poomsae International Referee; WTF Kyorugi International Referee

Master Giamo served in the US Army as an Infantry and then Special Forces officer. He was with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea where he captained the 23rd Infantry Regiment Taekwondo team in 1982 and 1983, the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC where he trained the 82d ID (Airborne) hand-to-hand combat demonstration team for the 1984 ROTC Recondo training, and the Army Special Forces (Green Berets). Master Giamo left the Army as a Major.

Master Giamo began his Taekwondo training in 1974 under Grand Master Byung-yul Kwak. In 1978 Master Giamo received his 1st Dan and also started the Taekwondo club at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He continued his training while in the military studying in Korea while assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division under Grand Master Jin-young Kim. Grand Master Kim moved to the United States in 1983 and they continue their relationship as teacher and student to this day. He began teaching at Eagleville Taekwondo Academy in 1989. Master Giamo has been active in the USAT since 1977 and the AAU since 1997. He is currently a USAT Class "A-1" referee and a Level 1 coach. Master Giamo is also a World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Poomsae & Kyorugi International Referee. He was also was the first Chairman of the Middle Atlantic AAU Taekwondo Program (1997-1999). Master Giamo coaches both forms and sparring competitors at all levels and is the current Villanova University Taekwondo coach. Master Giamo was appointed as the Head of Chang Moo Kwan in PA July 25, 2016. Master Giamo is the only Kukkiwon 1st Class International Instructor and 1st Class Dan/Poom Test Examiner in PA.

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