Master Wallace Taylor
Kwanjangnim - Owner
Master Taylor is a native of British Guyana and has over 20 years of health consulting experience. He has brought his unique blend of Martial Arts and Exercise Science training to more than 1,100 students over a 10-year career. Notable organizations such as Georgia State University, The University of West GA, DeKalb County Parks and Recreation, and The YWCA have worked conjunctively with Master Taylor to improve their fitness regimes.
Master Taylor is a Certified Kukkiwon Master. Additionally, he is the recipient of two Taekwondo Master Degree designations.
After training for over 15 years in Tucker, GA, Master Taylor received his first Master Degree from the SumoKwan system of Taekwondo in 2003.This first Master Degree was earned under the instruction of Grandmaster Kyu Young Ko, a Ninth Degree Black Belt and a native of South Korea.
Grandmaster Ko’s master, Lin Ae Fong, was a 10th Degree Black Belt, the leader of the Sumo Kwon system, President of the Korean Taekwondo Headquarters, and the President of the Japanese Karate Headquarters in Korea. Master Taylor was the 301st and final master to be certified by the original SumoKwan school. His master degree bears the seal of Grandmaster Fong and the original Sumokwan School.
Master Taylor continues this legacy by fulfilling Grandmaster Ko’s hope that he “teaches many students the right way with correct technique.”
In 2009 Master Taylor received his second Master Degree from Kukkiwon under Grandmaster Min Suk Song. Grandmaster Song hails from South Korea and holds a ninth degree black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, as well as fourth degree black belt in Judo. He is also the owner of several martial arts academies in and around Atlanta. Among his academic accomplishments are a law degree and a Master’s degree in political science. Grandmaster Song has also hosted one of the largest national Taekwondo tournaments in Georgia for several years. As a young man, his goal was to become president of South Korea. However, he put that goal aside and came to the United States in order to escape a growing lack of freedom in his homeland.
February 08, 2011.
meets Kukkiwon President Won Sik Kang at a dinner in his honor. This event celebrated the promotion of traditional Kukkiwon Taekwondo into the United States. Many Georgia counties have procliamed February 8, Official Kukkiwon Day.
Master Taylor is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and a Professional Member of The American College of Sports Medicine. Master Taylor has a Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University with concentrations in Exercise Science and Taekwondo. He has a Masters of Business Administration from the Sorrel College of Business of Troy State University and a Masters of Internet Technology from the Terry College of Business at The Univerversity of Georgia.