Master Aaron Um is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo (World Taekwondo Federation Kukkiwon), is at the Master Instructor level, and is recognized by the International Federation
Started TKD at the age of 7 in Korea and continued in Spain as a teenager
Trained with Chungdokwan Master Kim (Kim’ TDK) in Spain to pursue dream of becoming a TKD professional master
Started teaching TKD at 18 at Alcala de Henares in Madrid
Participated in Campeonato de Madrid de Combate Junvenil y Adulto, Campeonato de España de Exhibición, and Copa Liberica where he received gold medals
Master Um came to the United States to train and participated in the Senior National Championship and the U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship where he received gold medals
In 2006, he opened Golden Dragon TKD Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma which is the biggest TKD school in the state
In 2008, Master Um and his family moved to Texas where he experienced life-altering experiences which led him to become a born-again Christian, finding his true purpose in life.
Continuing his passion for TKD, he opened the Golden Eagle Taekwondo School in Katy, Texas, dedicating his time to providing the best mental and physical training possible
Master Um speaks fluent English, Korean, and Spanish
He is married with three children
Favorite Bible verse: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit!
Be Humble, be Kind and Respect others, but always be ready to protect others and yourself.
Do your best and let God the rest.
Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of choice
Fear attracts attack.
Character is more important than talent.
You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.