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  1. dvcochran

    dvcochran 2nd Black Belt

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    It was suggested that I introduce myself on this thread so here is the short version of a long story.

    54 years old.

    Born & raised in middle TN

    Extensive travel in 48 US states, Canada, Mexico, & Malaysia.

    Started TKD in 1984 under Grand Master Seoung Eui Shin (mastershinonline.com) on a bet with a friend.

    Co-owned my original dojang in 1986 as a student/silent partner. Started teaching in my 3rd year.

    Started our county school systems 1st joint fitness program using MA and self defense

    Taught/trained defensive tactics for three county Emergency Services for 6 years exceeding state requirements.

    3-time TN USTU (TKD USA) finalist (gold, silver)

    1987 USTU regional finalist

    1988 USA Nationals finalist (Pensacola, FL)

    1988 USA Olympic Trials competitor (Indianapolis, IN)

    Police officer for 4 years

    Two Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering & Engineering Management

    Owner Diversified Automation of TN

    3rd generation beef cattle family farm owner

    Married to a rock star wife.

    One son in graduate school working internship with the NFL in scouting.

    4th Dan WTF - #5902311

    6th Dan Moo Duk Kwan - #3624

    Still work out with my 84 year old Instructor. Word cannot describe.

    In my work related travels I have worked out at over 200 MA schools of various styles.
     
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