This year, we decided to have a "Gold Medal" Christmas tree to commemorate our team's latest achievements. 18 of our team members just returned from the 2014 World Taekwondo Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico where 17 of them earned a medal. In addition, besides coaching 8 divisions at the world competition, Team-M's Director also earned a Gold, making him the first USA national team member to medal at a World Championship as both a Coach & Athlete.
Team-M Taekwondo is an elite, 501(c)(3) non-profit Taekwondo demonstration team that started in San Jose, CA in 2004. Since then, the demo team has performed at more than 250 events throughout the nation & world. Our members train in a 2-car garage, so we are humbled to be able to have the opportunity to be ambassadors of Taekwondo - to introduce people to the art, to spread it, and most of all to respect it.
We try to stay active within the community with events like the annual Holiday Teen and Toy Shoppe, which lets underprivileged youth have an authentic Christmas experience by helping them choose their own Christmas presents, as well as local clean up events like The Great American Litter Pick Up. We are also proud to host fundraiser events, like Hope for Japan. Following the catastrophic earthquake and Tsunami in Japan in 2011, Team-M Taekwondo raised more than $15,000 over a 2 month span for the victims of the tragedy by obtaining sponsorship, managing an online t-shirt campaign, and partnering with the Red Cross and San Jose Council member Kansen Chu to host a fundraiser show with other local performance groups.