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03 May 2013

TMA ENTERS NEW ERA





Taekwon Moodo Association was established in 2002 by Grandmaster Ron Hickey for the purpose of regulating rank and curriculum for his students. Grandmaster Hickey along with Master Kurt Ballman and Mr. Bill Lemon, teaches at College Hill Recreation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio where the initial founding school “College Hill Taekwondo Institute” is housed.

Grandmaster Hickey an 8th Dan in Taekwondo has been a student of Grandmaster Kyongwon Ahn of Atlanta, Georgia since 1973 and most all of the TMA Masters and instructors have studied  Taekwondo under Grandmaster Ahn  for 20-42 years respectivly.

Beginning May 3rd  2013 during a dedication ceremony, Taekwon Moodo Association along with College Hill Taekwondo Institute united under one banner with two other schools: Stillwater Taekwondo in Alexandria, Kentucky and Miami University Taekwondo Club, in Oxford Ohio..

In September Master Vernell Rogers 6Th Dan and Mr. Darrell Curry 3Rd Dan of Viola's Recreation Center Taekwondo, along with thier students also joined forces with TMA and began teaching and training at College Hill Recreation Center.

Stillwater Taekwondo located in Alexandria, Kentucky serves as the TMA headquarters under the direction of ExecutiveDdirector Master Ron Evans. 
 
The original unifying masters of TMA are as follows:

 Grandmaster Ron Hickey -Cincinnati, Ohio
 Master David Johnson -Cincinnati, Ohio
 Master Rob Pace-Oxford,Ohio
 Master Ron Evans -Alexandria, Kentucky
Master Kurt Ballman-Cincinnati,Ohio

The current Masters of the Association is as follows

 Grandmaster Ron Hickey -Cincinnati, Ohio
 Master Vernell Rogers-Cincinnati ,Ohio
 Master David Johnson -Cincinnati, Ohio
 Master Rob Pace-Oxford,Ohio
 Master Ron Evans -Alexandria, Kentucky
 Master John Ritter-Cincinnati,Ohio
Master Kurt Ballman-Cincinnati,Ohio



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