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David A. Esposito

David A. Esposito

Co-Owner and Co-Founder of: Southern Maine TaeKwonDo

Head Instructor
History
Born in 1963 in Portland Maine, resides in South Portland with his wife and children (and his dogs)
Master David A. Esposito began training in martial arts in 1977 and studied under Master Joeseph Kurmani,and then trained under Master David Hinckley.Now he studies under 9th Dan Grand Master Young A.Kwon
Mr. Esposito started out in Shotokan Karate, then moved to Judo, he was also an amateur in kickboxing. Now Mr. Esposito focuses his time to Taekwondo and the Art of Breaking.
* Member of the USA Taekwondo Association and certified level 1 coach and trained in sports medicine.
* Member of USABA and WBA / United States Breaking Association and the World Breaking Association.
* Recognized by the International Who’s Who of Professionals since 1996.
WT /Kukkiwon 6th Dan /USA Grand Master Assoc. 5th Dan/ 6th Dan Moo Duk Kwan
*International Master Assoc. 1st Dan Shotokan Karate
*International Master Assoc. 1st Dan Judo
Quote:
“Since opening Southern Maine Taekwondo, my wife and I have coached our own kids to several state, regional and international championships, national qualifiers and Junior Olympics.”
Interests/Hobbies:
Camping with family and friends
Grilling, Nascar, hockey and football.

Jean Esposito

Jean Esposito

Co-Owner and Co-Founder of: Southern Maine Taekwondo

Head Instructor.
WT/Kukkiwon 4th Dan/USA Grand Master Assoc.4th Dan /4th Dan Moo Duk Kwan
History:
Master Jean Esposito began studying Taekwondo for first several years under Master David Hinckley and Grand Master Young Ha Park. Now she studies under 9th Dan Grand Master Young A. Kwon
Jean has retired from competition after enjoying several successful years competing in local and regional tournaments.
* Member of the USA Taekwondo Association and AC certified coach
Interest/Hobbies:
Reading, Quilting, Shopping and Camping.
She likes to attend her two children’s school events especially Band shows and Concerts.

Dylan Esposito

Dylan Esposito

Instructor / WT/Kukkiwon/ 4th Dan/4th Dan Moo duk Kwan

Member of the USA Taekwondo Association
History:
Master Dylan began training in Taekwondo at the age of 5 and studied the first several
Years under Master David Hinckley and Grand Master Young Ha Park. Now he studies under His Father & WT 9th Dan Grand Master Young A.Kwon
Achievements:
Dylan started competing at the age of 5 and has medaled in numerous
Local, Regional, State, and International competitions.
International-2004, 2005, 2006 Bronze & Silver medalist
2002 Canadian Black Belt Championship – Bronze medalist
National Qualifier – 2006 Bronze medalist
Junior Olympics – 2004 Divisional Ranked 5th in the country in sparring
Interests/Hobbies:
He enjoys a wide variety of music from jazz to heavy metal.
Band – euphonium, trumpet, trombone, ect. and bass guitar.
Taekwondo tournaments- Competing and coaching.
Math, science, Robotics
Reading-everything from historic military biographies to Sci-Fi fantasy.
Enjoys video games – current favorite is – Call of Duty/ Black Ops.
He is a graduate in Engineering from R.I.T in New York

Cheyenne Esposito

Cheyenne Esposito

Instructor /WT/Kukkiwon/ 3rd Dan/ 3rd Dan Moo Duk Kwan

Member of the USA Taekwondo Association
History:
Cheyenne began training in Taekwondo at the age of 4 and studied the first several years under Master David Hinckley and Grand Master Young Ha Park. Now she studies under Her Father & WT 9th Dan Grand Master Young A. Kwon
Achievements:
Cheyenne started competing at the age of 5 and since has won numerous Local, Regional, State, and International competitions
International- 2004, 2005, 2006 Bronze, Silver, & Gold
National Qualifier -2006 Bronze & Silver
Junior Olympics -2005 Gold -Sparring & Silver -poomse
National Qualifier-2011 Bronze-sparring & Silver-poomse
National Qualifier-2014 -Gold -poomse
New Hampshire State-2014 – Gold- poomse
National Qualifier 2014- Gold-Poomse
Interests/Hobbies:
In addition to friends, music, animals, She enjoys math, art, band (Trumpet & Keyboard ) reading, creative writing, tennis, snowboarding, & video games. And of course Taekwondo Competitions. She is now attending UNB: University of New Brunswick