History

Established in 1996, USTA Martial Arts was founded on the principles of teaching excellence, personal attention and tradition in Bellingham, WA by Master Uoon Choi and Master Sonny Lee. Due to its progressive program development and constant care for their students, is now the largest group of professional Taekwondo schools in the State of Washington. 

The instructors at USTA Martial Arts are not only fully qualified black belt instructors, they are also successful, active professionals in technology, education, and many other local industries. At USTA Martial Arts, we understand how a proper Martial Arts education compliments a successful life, and strive to instill the same attitude and values in our students.
​Meet the Founder Grandmaster Choi
  • Began Taekwondo at age 8 
  • High school 3-time National Champion 
  • 2-time Collegiate Champion 
  • 1-time International World Collegiate Gold Medalist, Berkley, CA 
  • 1987 - All Martial Arts Championship, Gold Medalist, Singapore
  • Korean National Champion 
  • 1989 - B.A. in Physical Education, Physical Education Sports Science University, Seoul, South Korea 
  • Washington State Team Coach 
  • Master Instructor US TKD Center CA 
  • Washington State USAT President 
  • Grand Master Instructor USTA Martial Arts Washington