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Meet the Masters

Master Carlo

CEO and Founder

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"Practice makes perfect but perfection takes a lifetime"

Master Carlo started his Taekwondo journey with 9th Degree Black Belt - Grandmaster Kim in 1981. With the accelerated training provided by Grandmaster Kim, a young Carlo earned his black belt within one year. After achieving his black belt at an early age, Master Carlo would dedicate his life to the perfection of Taekwondo and martial arts.

 

With the decades to come, Master Carlo would spend thousands of hours in the studio training day in and day out. His training led him 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 from 1994 -1998. His prowess earned gold medals in both forms and sparring at California's Governer's Cup in 2000 and the Taekwondo U.S. Open in 2001.

 

Aside from Master Carlo's achievements, he is also a master organizer. His Grandmaster and himself managed the Stanford Taekwondo Program for almost 20 years before relinquishing the program to new leadership. Master Carlo 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's and Google merges martial arts philosophy with Google's corporate culture which is unprecedented in the Silicon Valley.

 

As the founder of Pure Taekwondo, Master Carlo is committed to excellence.

 

Master Carlo's Accreditation:

Pure Taekwondo LLC, CEO - 2018

Pure Taekwondo LLC, Executive Director - 2018 

KTA Recognized Grandmaster - 2017

Kukkiwon Member System Certified - 2016

KTA Honorary Master - 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 - 1982

Executive Committe Chairman

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"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.

 

Master

Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Ph.D. 

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

 

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Master Yakov's 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

 

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Accolades

4 time US Taekwondo Junior National Champion Gold Medalist

3 time US National Collegiate Champion Gold Medalist

Master Adam's 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 - 1993