|Master Jason Wadley began his martial art training in 1980. Dedicating himself to martial arts, Master Wadley has achieved many prestigious awards and commendations. Master Wadley began training at the age of 10 yrs old with his four brother’s and mother lillian under the direction of Grand Master H.U. Lee and his two brother’s Master Jee Ho Lee and Grand Master In Ho Lee. Other Masters and Grand Master’s include Grand Master Burl Parson (JuJutsu), Grand Master Scott McNeely, Grand Master Robert Hardin, Grand Master Park Jung Tae, Grand Master Kong Young Ill and Grand Master J. Pat Burleson. Master Wadley continue’s to train and help proliferate Taekwondo throughout the world. Master Wadley has traveled around the world teaching, training and competing. Master Wadley’s technical ability and knowledge of Taekwondo earned him the title of Technical advisor and director of training for the Unite United Taekwondo Alliance. Master’s and Instructor’s from around the world travel to train with Master Wadley. We are fortunate to have him here in the Brazosport area.
History of Master Wadley’s training
1980 Began Training in Little Rock Arkansas with his family Farren, James, Darren, Lee and Mother Kay.
1983 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
1984 Certified Taekwon-Do Instructor
1985 2nd Degree Black Belt and ATA National Champion
1987 Promoted to Chief Instructor Lee’s TKD Little Rock Arkansas
1989 Won Second National Championship
1990 Started working with Master Buddy Hudson at Little Rock Taekwondo
1991 Gold Medal at Pan-American Games in Buenos Aries, Argentina
1992 Silver Medal sparring First GTF World Championships – Oslo Norway
1994 Gold Medal GTF Goodwill Championships North Little Rock, AR
1995 Became Vice President Martial Arts Management Systems
1996 Gold Medal GTF/USTF Goodwill Championships North Little Rock, AR
1998 Appointed Regional Director South Texas USTF
2000 2nd Degree Black Belt Jujutsu
2002 Coach USTF/WTA competition team
2002 USTF Ambassador award
2003 Appointed Secretary General USTF (1 year term)
2004 Inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame
2005 Became Vice President United Jujutsu Alliance
2006 Appointed to Membership Director USTF
Promoted to 7th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
Master Wadley was promoted to 7th degree Black Belt in July of 2006. Among his testing committee were some of the world’s highest ranking and most prestigious Grand Masters. Among them was Grand Master Nam Tae Hi. Grand Master Nam is recognized as the Grand Master of GrandMasters. He along with General Choi Hong Hi is credited with creating Taekwon-Do as martial art style.
2007 Became Director of Training and Technical Advisor for United Taekwon-Do Alliance
2008 Became President of the United Taekwondo Alliance
2009 Licensed Body Guard through the State of Texas,
2010 Head Coach of UTA/USA World Taekwondo Team – England
2011 – Head Coach of USA/UTA Taekwondo Team USA Event in Tulsa, OK.
2012 – Became a certified Incident Response to terrorist Bombings Instructor through New Mexico Tech University.
Master Wadley has competed and performed martial art demonstrations in over 20 countries and thirty four states.
Currently Master Wadley is actively training and teaching. He is very involved with community based civic organizations. He is a member of the International Rotary club and holds the rank of Staff Sargent with the Texas State Guard. His interest and hobbies include all forms of martial arts, shooting, hunting, fishing, history and traveling.
Master Wadley is especially proud of his family who also trains in the Martial Arts:
Mother Kay Wadley - 4th Degree Taekwondo
Farren Wadley – 6th Degree – Taekwondo, 1Dan Karate.
James Wadley - 5th Degree Taekwondo and 5th Dan JuJutsu.
Darren Wadley – 1st Dan Taekwondo
Lee Wadley – 1st Dan Taekwondo
Alexandria Wadley – 1st Dan Taekwondo
Sarah Wadley – 1 Dan Taekwondo
Hannah Wadley – Black Belt in training
Jaggard Esquivel – Black in training!
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