Academic Taekwondo - A fully accredited program taught as a graded school subject

                      
 Master Powell

 

Master Marika Powell

6th Degree Black Belt

Master Powell has served the Taekwondo community in the Palm Beaches since 1985.  She is the founder and president of the Academic Taekwondo, the curriculum of which, has been taught as a required school subject at elementary and middle school levels (grades K-8) for over 20 years. 
  • Master Powell's Academic Taekwondo Program was officially accredited as a stand-alone non-elective.
 

 

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Academic Taekwondo - Accredited program for grades K-12

WTF Kukkiwon Licensed Instructor (International Instructor License)
Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt 
United States Taekwondo Union Licensed Master Instructor 
USTU Certified Class A Referee 
USTC Certified Instructor   
USTU Certified Coach (Level II) 
Kukkiwon Poomsae certification
USA-Taekwondo Certified Sports Poomsae Referee  (Level 2)
Teacher of The Year 2009 Northern Palm Beach County   
SACC Taekwondo Specialist (Palm Beach County School Board) 1989
Sports Director (for Taekwondo) Palm Beach County Sports Commission 
Full-time Teacher  at the Weiss School (Gifted Education)
SMART Technologies Teacher Recognition 2009
Author of  "Academic Taekwondo" and "Taekwondo at Your School" manual for  grades K-8
Teacher of the Week 1996 & 1998 Palm Beach Post Times 
Palm Beach Post 2009 - Thank A Teacher
Qualified "Learning Styles" Teacher
Recipient of Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Academy Citation for Development of Taekwondo 2007
Recipient of Commendation from Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Academy 2010
Hall of Fame Award 2010
Recipient of WTF Citation for Development of Taekwondo 1991 
Poomsae Grand Champion 1991 (GMTA) 
Silver Medalist 1993 Pan-American Open 
Founder of Academic Taekwondo 
Co-Founder and Vice President of AAT  (Advancement of American Taekwondo) 1994

 
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Master Powell has organized and /or participated in over 200 Taekwondo demonstrations and clinics, such as the Official 1996 Olympic Torch Run Festivities, South Florida Fair, Sun-Fest, Shakespeare Festival, Cities of West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Boca Raton,  numerous Palm Beach County Schools, Unified Youth Festival, etc.

Officiated as an appointed Referee at State, National and International Taekwondo Championships, including US National Championships, US National Jr. Olympics, US Armed Forces, WTF International Masters Games, and Pan-American Open Championships.

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