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Meet the Masters

Master Carlo

CEO and Founder

"Practice makes perfect, but perfection takes a lifetime"

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 excellence.

Accolades:

  • US Open Champion Gold Medalist

  • US Presidents Cup Overall Champion Gold Medalist

  • 3 time US National Champion Gold Medalist​

  • 4 time West Coast Regional Grand Champion

  • 8 time US Jr. National Champion Gold Medalist

Accreditation:

  • Pure Taewkwondo, Corporation, CEO - 2019

  • Pure Taekwondo, LLC Executive Director - 2017

  • KTA Recognized Grandmaster - 2017

  • Kukkiwon Member System Certified - 2016

  • KTA Honorary Master - 2016 

  • WTF Letter of Citation - 2016

  • Head of Google Taekwondo Training Program - 2016

  • Pure Taekwondo, Director - 2009 

  • Pure Taekwondo, Founder - 2009

  • Kukkiwon Master Instructor License -2001

  • USAT Level 2 Coach - 2000

  • KTA Honorary Master - 2000

  • All Japan Judo Federation Registered Black Belt - 2000

  • Korean Hapkido Federation Registered 3rd Dan - 1998

  • WTF Letter of Citation - 1998 

  • Kukkiwon Letter of Commendation - 1997

  • WTF Letter of Citation - 1997

  • Stanford Taekwondo Co-Director - 1993

  • Kukkiwon Instructor License - 1992

  • Kukkiwon Dan Certified since - 1980

Executive Committe Chairman

  • LinkedIn - White Circle

"Success is a personal endeavor"

Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Ph.D. leads ShieldX and its mission as its central pivot point, drawing from a career as a successful serial entrepreneur and corporate leader, bringing with him his unique blend of business acumen, industry network, and deep technical knowledge.

 

His previous three founded startups, Internet Junction, Webstacks and Reconnex were acquired by Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, and McAfee, respectively, where he subsequently served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of the Mobile and Network Security Business Units. His knowledge of innovation and emerging trends in networking, network security and data loss prevention are derived from years of industry experience. Dr. Ahuja holds a BS in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from Thapar University, in India and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Dr. Ahuja has been granted 50 patents for security-based technologies and has presented in many public forums including the Content Protection Summit, IC3, IEEE Computer Society, McAfee FOCUS and the Cloud Expo.

 

Beyond his passion for technology and building new and exciting companies, Ratinder is a car enthusiast and a TaeKwonDo Master, with a 6th Degree Black Belt, practicing QiGong and weight training.

Accreditation:

 

  • Pure Taekwondo Executive Committee Chairman - 2019

  • Pure Taekwondo Committee Member - 2018

  • KTA Recognized Senior Master - 2017

  • Pure Taekwondo Senior Master - 2017

  • Kukkiwon Member System Certified - 2016

  • KTA Honorary Master - 2016 

  • Kukkiwon Master Instructor License -2002

  • All Japan Judo Federation Registered Black Belt - 1999

  • WTF Letter of Citation - 1998 

  • Kukkiwon Letter of Commendation - 1997

  • Kukkiwon Instructor License - 1994

  • Kukkiwon Dan Certified since - 1985

 
 

Master Adam

Atheltic Director

"Mental strength will always win"

Master Adam started his Taekwondo trainining with Grandmaster Kim at age 5. Throughout the year he earned his 3rd degree black belt by the age of 11, being the youngest 3rd degree black belt in our school's history.

His Taekwondo training led him to a top tier fighter. Before the age of 13 he had won Junior Nationals at least 4 times in a row. Master Adam was regular and well known competitor in the tournament circuit before going to college. While attending UC Irvine, he founded UC Irvine Taekwondo Program which has become a very renowned and prestige college program. During his time at UC Irvine, Master Adam went back on to the tournament scene to win several Collegiate National Championships.

Renowned for his fighting prowess, Master Adam now dedicates his life's experience to the next generation of students. He still constantly trains, with the potential of returning back into the ring. 

Accolades:

  • US National Champion Gold Medalist​

  • 3 time US National Collegiate Champion Gold Medalist​

  • 4 time US Taekwondo Junior National Champion Gold Medalist

Accreditation:

 

  • Pure Taekwondo Committee Member - 2018​

  • Pure Taekwondo Recognized Master - 2017

  • Kukkiwon Member System Certified - 2016

  • KTA Honorary Master - 2016 

  • Kukkiwon Master Instructor License -2014

  • WTF Letter of Citation - 2012 

  • Kukkiwon Letter of Commendation - 2010

  • Kukkiwon Instructor License - 2009

  • Kukkiwon Dan Certified since - 1992

Master Yakov

Program Director

"Persevere and it will come"

Bio Coming Soon!

Accreditation:

 

Pure Taekwondo Committee Member - 2018​

Kukkiwon Member System Certified - 2016

KTA Honorary Master - 2016 

Pure Taekwondo Recognized Master - 2015

Kukkiwon Master Instructor License -2002

WTF Letter of Citation - 1998 

Kukkiwon Letter of Commendation - 1997

Kukkiwon Instructor License - 1994

Kukkiwon Dan Certified since - 1980