Hwa Chong, the first U. S. Olympic Tae Kwon Do coach, visits Clermont County

Earlier this month Clermont County was host to another former Olympian, Grand Master Hwa Chong. Chong attended the Eastgate Martial Arts Club’s 19th Promotional Testing. He took part by conducting and overseeing the testing.

Chong, a native of Seoul, South Korea, was the United States’ first Olympic coach of Tae Kwon Do when the sport was first recognized as an Olympic sport for the 1992 games that took place in Barcelona, Spain.

His coaching talents earned the United States two Olympic medalists in Tae Kwon Do – Lynette Love who earned a gold and Han Lee who earned a bronze.