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Mr. Paul Grgas

2nd Degree Black Belt


Inactive May 2022



Rank: 2nd Degree Black Belt

Date Started Taekwon-Do: June 2015

Birthday: February 8, 1965

What did you want to be when you grow up: Scientist
Favorite part of class: Breaking

USTF Number:  19-372



Where were you born:  Waukegan, Illinois
What countries/states have you lived in: Italy, England, IL, TN, TX, AZ, NE, HI, NY, VA
What sports/hobbies do you have other than Taekwon-Do: Boy Scout Leader
What is your favorite food: Shrimp
What would like others to know about you: That I was 50 years old when I started Taekwon-Do


2nd Degree, USTF-2-3266, August 2020, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska

1st Degree, USTF-1-11451, July 2018, Sr. Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska



USTF Class C Referee, Oct 19, 2019 - NE

2022 Hours: 8 - USTF Referee Seminar

2020-2021 no requirement - Covid 19

2019 Hours: 8 - USTF Referee Seminar

1. Why did you start Taekwon-Do: A family activity
2. What made you interested enough to join:   My wife and son were already training in Taekwon-Do
3. What did you think being a black belt meant before you started training: It would be really difficult to do
4. What do you think being a black belt means now: 
It is the beginning of a journey


5. What changed your opinion: The experience I gained by studying Taekwon-Do
6. What was your goal when you started  Taekwon-Do: My goal when I started was to make black belt
7. What is your goal now: My goal now is to do Taekwon-Do as long as I am physically capable

3 tile knife hand - August 2020







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