Taekwondo is one of the fastest growing Olympic sports in the world! Since debuting in the Olympics as a full sport in 2000, and 1992 as a demonstration sport, USA Taekwondo has reached a new level of popularity. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, taekwondo reached its highest ever level of interest in the US largely driven by Houston TX's own Lopez Family. With no less than three siblings competing in the Olympics, and Steven Lopez already winning gold in 2000 and 2004, there was unprecedented excitement about the 2008 competition.
Vasquez Olympic Sparring Program
Vasquez Taekwondo Academy is renowned as one of the best taekwondo training facilities in the southern US. With Olympic style training, TEAM VASQUEZ competes with hundreds of other teams from the region and at a national level. This past year, TEAM VASQUEZ won over 50 medals including 13 medals at the National Taekwondo Championship in San Antonio and 11 medals at the Junior Olympics in Austin.
In the 10 years we have been actively competing, we have helped our students achieve a profound level of success
- 186 Texas State Champions,
- 61 U.S. Olympic National Champions,
- 6 U.S. International Champions
The team has concentrated training for competitive skills and sparring. The team also gets to travel several times a year for competitions.
Vasquez Taekwondo is excited to offer our Olympic Sparring Program to all interested students. By joining the program, you will be eligible for between one and two sparring classes in addition to your regular classes. We currently offer a number of Olympic Sparring classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so check the schedule to see what you are eligible for.
For more information, please click here or contact the director of our Olympic program, and former National Taekwondo Champion, Master Julian Vasquez Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.