Rocky Mountain Taekwondo Retreat

​July 13 - 16, 2017

Carbondale, CO

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Master Instructor April Rose

​Master April Rose started taekwondo in 1994 and currently holds a 4th degree black belt certification with the World Taekwondo Federation and the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation. She is a student of Grand Master Cavins and has trained extensively with Master Martinez. Master Rose was an avid competitor between 1998 and 2002 with over 35 regional medals, silver, bronze and gold at 3 consecutive nationals, and competed at the US Open in 2001. 

She has been the head instructor at Kinetic Evolutions and has been working on developing a program that focuses on academic success through Taekwondo. Over the past five years she has been researching how movement impacts the brain, and has been developing a system designed to focus on how Martial Arts can improve the functionality of the brain. Master Rose is presently traveling throughout the United States on a Martial Arts pilgrimage. 

Featured Instructor:

Grand Master Kang Tae Won

Grand Master Kang Tae Won is a Zen Master and the Grand Master in the traditional Korean Martial Art of Poong Ryu Do as well as the Abbott of a Seon Temple in Daejeon, South Korea.

The Han (Kan) or Buru (Poong Ryu) philosophy was once widely practiced throughout Asia and heavily influenced Eu/Confucianism, Bul/Buddhism, and Sun/Taoism. During the ancient Three Kingdom period in Korea, Han philosophy and martial arts were integrated with Buddhism to create a new culture called Poong Ryu, which was based on the principle of "Three into the One". When the body, sound and mind become a cohesive force, it opens the door to "beyond self" and allows one to see the essentials of life and death. it shows us that morning dew, fog, cloud, rain, river and ocean are all just water - That is what is.

Elite groups of warriors (the Poong Ryu Hwa Rang warriors of Silla, the Su Sa Do warriors of Baek Jae, and the Cho Eui Sun in Koguryo) were all trained on the basis of Poong Ryu culture which integrated strengthening the body and mind in addition to martial arts.

Poong Ryu culture has continued to evolve and today Grand Master Kang Tae Won has incorporated it into his "Integrative Zen Practice" to assist those seeking body, mind and spiritual balance and growth.​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Instructor Bio's​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grand Master Andre DeOliveira

Grand Master DeOliveira has been Colorado State Taekwondo president, he currently owns and operates Champion TaeKwonDo Academy in Aurora, CO. GM DeOliveira came to the United Stated from Brazil having had a successful TKD career in Brazil, he brought his refined skills and expertise to the US and has developed an impressive group of competitors and been an important contributor to Taekwondo. 

• 7th Degree Kukkiwon Certified • Hanmadang IR • Kukkiwon Master Instructor Certified - Class 2 
• Kukkiwon Certified Examiner - Class 3 • Brazilian Champion from 1980 to 1986 • 1981 First Brazilian to compete in Korea • 1983 Awarded the Best Brazilian Taekwondo Athlete of the Year • 1987 Brazilian Team Member at 8th World Championship in Spain, Barcelona • 1989 Brazilian Team Member World Championship Korea • 1992 Hosted 1st South America Championship in Brazil • 1992 Citation from Kukkiwon for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the development of taekwondo • 1995 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Citizenship from Mayor Wellington Webb of Denver, Colorado
Coaching Experience:
Owner of Champion Taekwondo Academy • Current Colorado Coach Representative • Past Colorado State President 2013-2015
• Past Colorado Vice President 2011-2013 • 2010 - Current - Head Coach at University of Colorado. • 2010 Coached CU student who qualified for World Championships in Spain representing the US • 2010 Achieved Level 2 Status Coach from USAT • 2004 to present Coach students at the US open, US nationals, Qualifiers, team trials and local tournaments • 1999 Coached student who became the first male from Colorado to become a national champion • 1993 Brazilian Coach at the 11th World Taekwondo Championship in New York • 1991 Brazilian Coach at the 10th World Championship in Greece • 1990 Brazilian Coach Taekwondo Pan American Championship in Puerto Rico

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Master Joe Borucki

Master Borucki started his formal training in Hapkido in February 1985, and has trained full time ever since. He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Yudo (Judo), Aikido, Brazilian Ju Jitsu and various other martial arts styles. He currently holds the rank of Seventh Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, under the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation and Grand Master J. R. West, Ninth Degree Black Belt.

Master Joe Borucki is the Chief Instructor and Founder of Global Martial Arts Academy. Master Borucki regularly instructs at International Seminars with over 300 participants consisting primarily of Black Belts. He trains FBI agents, Secret Service agents, as well as State and County police officers. Master Borucki also heads up the East coast region of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.