7th Degree Black Belt
Grandmaster Carlo started his Taekwondo journey with 9th Degree Black Belt - Grandmaster Kim in 1980. After achieving his black belt at an early age, Master Carlo would dedicate his life to the perfection of Taekwondo and martial arts.
This journey led Master Carlo to earn the highest prestige in multi-regional, national and international championships. He is also the undefeated West Coast Regional Taekwondo Grand Champion 4 years in a row in the late 90's. His competitive prowess earned gold medals in Taekwondo at the President's Cup and the U.S. Open in the early 2000's
Aside from Master Carlo's achievements, he is also a master organizer. He managed the Stanford Taekwondo Program for almost 15 years before relinquishing the program to new leadership. He also Co-directed the Stanford Taekwondo Open and KTA Championship for nearly two decades hosting over 3,000 competitors in the summer year of 2000. He founded the Taekwondo training program at Google's Mt. View Campus in late fall 2016. The partnership between Pure Taekwondo and Google merges martial arts philosophy with Google's corporate culture which is unprecedented in Silicon Valley.
As the founder of Pure Taekwondo, Master Carlo is committed to the excellence of quality he teaches.