Wadley bio

Grand Master Jason Wadley began his martial art training in 1980. Dedicating himself to martial arts, Grand Master Wadley has achieved many prestigious awards and commendations. Grnad 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. Grand Master Wadley is also the president of the United Taekwondo Alliance.Grand Master Wadley was promted to the rank of 9th degree black belt from Great Grand Master Park Jong Soo and the ITF union. Grand 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 under Grand Master H.U. Lee and brothers In Ho and Jee Ho Lee.

1984 Became Certified Taekwon-Do Instructor -America Taekwondo Association

  • Ranked #2 in the USA in the ATA national point standings.

1985 2nd Degree Black Belt and ATA National Champion

  • Opened first Taekwondo club in Otter Creek, Arkansas

1987 Promoted to Chief Instructor Lee’s TKD Little Rock Arkansas university school location

  • Certified Instructor –Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • Promoted to 3rd Dan
  • Appointed Regional Chief of Instruction ATA
  • Appointed Regional Director Louisiana and Mississippi
  • First trip to train in Korea and part of the American/Korean Demo Team

1988 Moved to Alexandria Louisiana to take over ATA school

1989 Won Second National Championship

  • Earned black belt in Karate
  • Awarded “Most Prestigious Instructor” award ATA by Grand Master H.U. Lee
  • Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt Taekwon-Do
  • Started JuJutsu under Berl Parson

1990 Started training under Grand Master Scott McNeely of the United States Taekwondo Federation

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

  • Gold Medal USTF/GTF World Championship Moscow, Russia
  • USTF National Champion
  • Appointed Board of Directors USTF

1995 Became Vice President Martial Arts Management Systems

  • Bronze Medal European GTF World Championships, Sardinia, Italy
  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Weeping Willow Style Jujutsu
  • Gold Medal GTF World Championships St Louis, MO
  • Promoted to 5th Degree Black Belt TKD

1996 Gold Medal GTF/USTF Goodwill Championships North Little Rock, AR

  • Certified Instructor Certificate – Spontaneous Knife Defense Course MARS

1998 Appointed Regional Director South Texas USTF

2000 2nd Degree Black Belt Jujutsu

  • Promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt TKD

2002 Coach USTF/WTA competition team

2002 USTF Ambassador award

  • Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Won National Leadership Award USTF

2003 Appointed Secretary General USTF (1 year term)

  • Instructor of the Year USTF

2004 Inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame

  • Promoted to 3rd degree Black Belt Jujutsu

2005 Became Vice President United Jujutsu Alliance

  • Formed Black Belt Management consulting

2006 Appointed to Membership Director USTF

  • Developed the Executive Black Belt Program
  • became certified in Homeland Security level III
  • Promoted to 7th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo

2007 Became Director of Training and Technical Advisor for United Taekwon-Do Alliance

  • Formed Homeland Defense Tactics
  • Authored three books on defense tactics EBBP

2008 Became President of the United Taekwondo Alliance

2009 Licensed Body Guard through the State of Texas,

  • Earned the Senior Military Management Specialist badge
  • Earned Military marksmanship pistol badge (Expert)
  • Graduated the TXSG NCO Recruiter course
  • Graduated with honors the TXSG Advanced Non Commissioned Officer Course -Lackland Air Force Base San Antionio, Texas -

2010 Head Coach of UTA/USA World Taekwondo Team – England

  • became a TXSG Basic Orientation Training Instructor for new troops coming into the Texas State Guard.

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.

  • Promoted to 4th Degree Black Belt in Weeping Willow Style Jujutsu
  • Promoted to 8th Degree Black Belt November 2, 2012 (Moo Duk Kwon)

2013 - Coached USA/UTA team to win gold at the ITS World Championships held in Glenrothes, Scotland.

  • Featured on the cover of Taekwondo Times magazine September issue
  • Featured on the cover of Brazoport Best magazine March issue
  • Promted to 7th Dan (Kukkiwon)

2014 – Became member of the US Grand Master’s Society

  •  Inducted in the Master’s Hall of Fame
  •  Featured in Taekwondo Times magazine (June)
  •  Coach of USA/UTA Taekwondo team – Orlando, FL.
  • Became member of the US Grand Masters Society
  • Serves as member of the board-Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  •  Traveled to Korea and Vietnam training
  • Traveled to Tanzania and Zanzibar spreading good will for Taekwondo

2015 – Traveled back to Korea for 60th Anniversary of Taekwondo

  • Received special life time achievement award from International Taekwondo Federation
  • Coach 2015 Team to ITF World Championships
  • Certified Kukkiwon Test examiner
  • Conducted seminars in Cork Ireland
  • Featured on cover of Taekwondo Times magazine for the second time on September issue.
  • Promoted to 8th Dan – Chung Do Kwan
  • Appointed as Vice President for North America under the International Taekwon-Do Federation Union.
  • Promoted to 5th Dan – Weeping Willow style Jujutsu – Under O’Sensie Berl Parson and Master James Wadley.

2016 – Master Wadley became the International Vice President of the International Taekwon-Do home.

  • Co- authored the book: Bully Busters vol. 4. Ranked number 1 on Amazon best sellers list.
  • Awarded special citation from Grand Master Lee Yoo Sun of the International Taekwondo – Home
  • Became USA Vice President of International Taekwon-Do union.
  • One of the founding members of IUTF.
  • Special award of recognition form Grand Master Jae Kyu Chon – President Moo Duk Kwan
  • Traveled to Korea
  • Taught special black belt camp – England
  • Received certificate of rank – 8th Dan by Grand Master Lee Yoo sun)
  • Became certified test examiner – Kukkiwon (Chicago, IL)
  • Completed level 3 Kukkiwon masters course (Atlanta, GA.
  • Special guest UWTA Grand Nationals – Reno, NV.
  • Special guest NTL Champiohsips – South haven, MS.
  • Co hosted 2016 UTA Grand nationals – Bossier city, LA.
  • Co-Housted UTA Goodwill championships – Chicago, IL.
  • Formed the Brazoria county Bully proof project.
  • Formed the International Bully prevention taskforce.
  • Hosted IUTF IIC in Plpano, Texas with Master Don Dalton

2017 – Promoted to 9th degree black belt by Grand Master Park Jong Soo and the International Taekwon-do Federation – Union

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