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 Mr. Shawn Carter

1st Degree Black Belt


Inactive July 2018



Rank: 1st Degree Black Belt

Date Started Taekwon-Do: May 2009
March 12, 1968

What is your spouse's name: Amy
What type of pets do you have and what are their names:
2 dogs (Comet & Chai)

What did you want to be when you were a child: A policeman
Favorite part of class:



Where were you born: Chicago, IL
What countries/states have you lived in: Illinois, United Kingdom, Kansas, South Korea, Wyoming, Iraq & Nebraska
What sports/hobbies do you have other than Taekwon-Do: Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 499 and very involved in my church
What is your favorite food: Steak
Highest level of education: Master's in Business Administration

Current Profession: IT Manager
During your career what was your favorite job:
Combat Arms Instructor (I taught people to shoot guns)
Children: Luke & Jacob (both 2nd degree black belts!)


1st Degree, USTF-1-11006, November 2012, Master Todd, Bellevue, Nebraska



USTF Class C Instructor, April 29, 2012- #994

USTF Class C Referee, March 10, 2012




1. Why did you start Taekwon-Do: I started once but left because of issues surrounding my career.  I promised my sons I would rejoin when I finished school
2. What made you interested enough to join: It always appealed to me, probably because of my military training.
3. What did you think being a black belt meant before you started training: That person was tough and not to be messed with.
4. What do you think being a black belt means now: It shows dedication to training and adopting TKD as a lifestyle choice.  It means being able to dedicate yourself to overcoming pain, fear and pushing yourself to constantly improve in all areas of life.



5. What changed your opinion: Almost 3 years of blood, sweat and tears as well as the books published by General Choi.
6. What was your goal when you started Taekwon-Do:To get to 1st Dan and to prove I could do it.
7. What is your goal now: Adopting TKD as a lifestyle and remaining involved in it until I am physically unable to lift my arms/legs.





Inactive Feburary 2014 - Oct 2017






Downward back fist - 2 tiles
Flying Twin Foot Front Snap Kick - 2 boards
Mid Air 180 Back Piercing Kick - 4 boards

 Promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt

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