First, I'd like to preface this by saying I was not around then, nor do I know I have the full history of how USTU/USTA events are held. Everyone one has heard of Joe Rogan being a TKD champion and winning the US Open. However, I've met a few fellow TKDoers who dispute it, saying it wasn't the USTU US. Open. I also know that dang near every open style tournament calls itself The U.S. Open. Although the current weight classes do not line up with his account and there is currently no title of Grand Champion, I was not competing then and have very little experience with the USTU/USTA, so to my knowledge the organization could have ran events that way in the past. This whol debate sparked a couple questions in my head. 1. How much have USTA events changed in the last 30 years and what actually changed? (I assume a great deal) 2. Was anyone here training or competing around that time (1985-87ish) that could clear that up? To me it sounds he was winning a smaller organizations tournament, but I simply do not know enough about the USTA and their past events and I'm wary to believe folks with a bias against Rogan because of his tendency to dismiss TMA's.