GRand
master
ozuna

BIOGRAPHY

HISTORY and RESUME

Born In San Pedro, Paraguay in April 30th, 1958

In 1983, Grand Master Ozuna started STF (Songahm Taekwondo Federation), which consisted of 10 South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Peru and Uruguay. Today, these countries have a total of over 200 active schools, and over 120 active clubs. In 1997, Grand Master Ozuna moved to South Florida with his family (wife and three daughters). Here he opened and operated 6 ATA commercial schools. Throughout his teaching career he created instructors that went on to open more than 50 schools throughout the USA, and others who branched out throughout the world, including countries like Portugal, Spain, Italy, Scotland, and Japan. As of October 20th, 2020, the majority of these locations will continue to be active under MAS (Martial Arts System). 

Grand Master Ozuna has a legacy of black belts under his instruction, including his three daughters: Alex (4th Degree black belt) , Moira (5th Degree Black Belt) and Dafne (3rd Degree Black Belt). 

His highest achieving students include: 4 Chief Masters (8th Degree Black Belts), 14 Senior Masters (7th Degree Black Belts), 40 Masters (6th Degree Black Belts), and over 300 certified instructors worldwide. 

 

Belt And certifications

Grand Master in Korean TaeKwonDo

Certified by President Jae-Kyu Chon, 2019

Grand Master in Songham Taekwondo, Certified by ATA, 2019

4th Degree Black Belt in I.T.F, 1981

Black Belt in World Taekwondo Federation

  • Pressure point control tactic (PPCT)
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Ground fighting
  • Single and double Sshan jeol bong (Nunchaku)
  • Single and double Bahn Mang Ee (Escrima stick/Kali)
  • Gumdo (Sword)
  • Ssahng Nat (Kama)
  • Spontaneous knife defense
  • Tai Chi
  • Long Staff

1970-1975 French high school of Asunción, Paraguay

1976-1979 University of the Pacific, Stockton California B.A. in Public relations and Business administration (Personnel management)

1979-1980 Schiller College, Europe University, Paris-France, MBA International Business Administration, Finance 

1980-1981 Schiller College, Heidelberg, Germany Doctorate degree in Finance and Marketing.

Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Guarani

Grand Master Ozuna Timeline

Born In April 30th 1958
Began Martial Arts (Moo Duk Kwan) in Asunción with Mr. Myung Duk Sun
Mr Myung Duk Sun Class

Another fact to keep in mind is that Myung Duk Sun was the first taekwondo player to arrive in South America, in Paraguay in 1966. (Galarraga, 2020 El Poder del Guerrero)

1st Degree Black Belt

Moved to California for College

Grand Master Clint Robinson

During College in Stockton, taught and trained Taekwondo and Hap-Kido. Met Grand  Master Clint Robinson who at that time worked with the ATA and started to train  with him in Sacramento, California

2nd Degree Black Belt
3rd Degree Black Belt
Tested for 3rd Degree Black belt in Sacramento and met Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee. for the first time.
I.T.F. World Championship

Participated in the I.T.F. World Championship in Oklahoma and got 1st place in team board breaking and 3rd in jump side kick over obstacle

Business Administration

University of the Pacific, Stockton California B.A. in Public Relations and Business Administration (Personnel Management)

Professional Kickboxing

While living in California ('75-'79) participated in 11 Professional Kickboxing matches, 10 wins and 1 tie

International Business Administration
Schiller College, Europe University, Paris-France, MBA International Business Administration, Finance
Finance and Marketing

Schiller College, Heidelberg, Germany Doctorate Degree in Finance and Marketing

ITF World Championships

Went back to Paraguay and was named the head coach for the Paraguay I.T.F team that participated at the World Championships in Argentina getting 1st place in team sparring and 3rd in team forms

4th Degree Black Belt
Tested for 4th Degree under General Choi Hong Hi of I.T.F
First School Opened
Opened first individually owned school and decided to teach the ATA System but continued to have a world view of martial arts
Songahm Taekwondo Federation

Co-Founder and President of Songahm Taekwondo Federation (STF) alongside Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee

WTF World Championships

Honored to coach the W.T.F. Team of Paraguay at the World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark

2nd Degree Kukkiwon
Fourth Degree Songahm
GM Clint Robinson

Opened 7 martial arts schools with over 400 students under the ATA system

ATA implements new forms and GM Ozuna visited ATA Headquarters for first time to learn all the new Songahm forms

GM Clint Robinson visited Paraguay to judge high rank testing

Tournaments

Participated in different types of tournaments in South America including Taekwondo I.T.F, W.T., Shotokan Karate and other open styles. Out of 50 tournaments won 48 of them

The Accident

Was involved in a car accident which resulted in the loss of his left eye, left his wife comatose for 1 week with a year long recuperation,
and the passing of their 2 year old daughter, Irene, and his mother-in-law.

Stopped teaching for 5 months and then had the second visit from GM Robinson to Paraguay.  At this time he had 11 schools open and over 1,000 active students

The Summer Camp

Had a great first experience in the Taekwondo Summer Camp in Little Rock, Arkansas

South American Instructor Camp

Held first South American Instructor Camp in Asuncion with 105 participants. Special guests included: Eternal GM H.U. Lee, GM Robert Allemier and GM M.K. Lee, and GM Jack Pierce who all visited Paraguay for the first time due to this event

Korean Martial Arts Camp

Participated in the famous Korean Martial Arts Camp at the Hae In Temple

5th Degree Black Belt

Tested for 5th Degree, competed for the first time after the car accident and got 3rd in
form and sparring at the World Championships in Little Rock

STF Instructor Camp

Held STF Instructor Camp with Eternal GM H.U. Lee, GM Soon Ho, and Mr. Dale Craig

Welcome Chile, Argentina, and Brazil

This year, the first 3 South American countries besides Paraguay joined STF: Chile and Argentina, and by the end of the year Brazil joined as well

ATA World Championship

The first 4 highest ranked students tested at the ATA World Championships held in Little Rock, Arkansas:
CM Gregorio Diaz, CM Teofilo Barrios, CM Agustin Garay, and CM Sergio Von Schmeling

Welcome Peru

This year Peru joined STF, becoming the 4th South American country to work under GM Ozuna

Welcome Uruguay

Uruguay joins STF as the 5th country to work under GM Ozuna

STF - International Tournament

Held first International Tournament in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. Several ATA Black Belts from the United States attended this tournament, along with over 800 South American STF Black Belts

Welcome Venezuela

This year Venezuela joins STF, becoming the 6th South American country to work under GM Ozuna

6th Degree Black Belt

Tested for 6th Degree Black Belt at ATA World Championship High Rank Testing in Little Rock, Arkansas

Master Instructor

Earns the title of Master Instructor, becoming the first STF Master of South America by undergoing the 9 steps of the Master Ceremony

President STF South America
7th Degree Black Belt

Tested for 7th Degree Black Belt at ATA World Championship High Rank Testing in Little Rock, Arkansas

Senior Master Instructor

Earns the title of Senior Master Instructor by undergoing the 9 steps of the Senior Master Ceremony

8th Degree Black Belt

Tested for 8th Degree Black Belt at ATA World  Championship High Rank Testing in Little Rock, Arkansas

Chief Master Instructor

Earns the title of Chief Master Instructor by undergoing the 9 steps of the Chief Master Ceremony

PANAM - Paraguay

International STF Tournament adopts title of "PANAM Tournament" and is held in Asuncion, Paraguay

690 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Uruguay

PANAM Tournament held in Montevideo, Uruguay

780 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Argentina

PANAM Tournament and Vision Tour held in Mendoza, Argentina

890 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Brazil

PANAM Tournament held in Curitiba, Brazil

824 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Chile

PANAM Tournament held in Santiago, Chile

1500 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Brazil

PANAM Tournament held in Foz do Iguassu

970 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Brazil

PANAM Tournament held Florianopolis, Brazil

1084 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Chile

PANAM Tournament held in Santiago, Chile

1900 competitors from the United States and South America attended

Hall of Fame

Hall da Fama ASAM - Asociación Sudamericana de Artes Marciales

Battled and Overcame Cancer

Was diagnosed with cancer in March of 2016

Went through chemotherapy sessions and overcame cancer by September of 2016

PANAM - Uruguay

PANAM Tournament held in Punta del Este, Uruguay

1100 competitors from the United States and South America attended

PANAM - Peru

PANAM Tournament held in Lima, Peru

1400 competitors from the United States and South America attended

9th Degree Black Belt

Tested for 9th Degree Black Belt at ATA World Championship High Rank Testing in Little Rock, Arkansas

PANAM - Argentina

PANAM Tournament held in Resistencia, Argentina

980 competitors from the United States and South America attended

Grand Master instructor

Earns the title of Grand Master Instructor by undergoing the 9 steps of the Grand Master Ceremony

PANAM - Paraguay

PANAM Tournament held in Asuncion, Paraguay, GM Ozuna's home country, to honor and celebrate his 50th year anniversary of martial arts training

1200 competitors from the United States and South America attended

MOO DUK KWAN GRAND MASTER
Became a Grand Master (9th Degree) in Korean Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan by President Jae-Kyu, Chon
Martial Arts System

MAS becomes an International Style of Martial Arts led by Grand Master Ozuna