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Jennifer Salama

About Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Suwanee, GA

Meet John Salama

CEO and Chief Instructor at
Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Suwanee
5th degree Black Belt

John Salama is the CEO & Chief Instructor of Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Lawrenceville and Suwanee, Georgia. He has been training in the Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo Federation (CTF) since 1987 under Grand Master Robert Hardin. He began training to become an instructor under Mr. Jose Tortolero in 1988, and then became a Certified Assistant Instructor, in 1991, under Master Song Brown. Mr. Salama established Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in March of 2001.

In January 2010 Mr. Salama tested for and received the rank of 5th degree Black Belt from Grand Master Robert Hardin and CTF as well as from the World Taekwondo Alliance (WTA.) Mr. Salama competed for years and now enjoys watching his students excel in the competition arena. Throughout his years of teaching, Mr. Salama has worked with children who suffer from different mental and physical problems. He believes that everyone has a gift and deserves the time and attention to learn to defend themselves.

Mr. Salama is married to Jennifer Salama and they have two children, Joseph and Marina, who are also in Taekwondo. He believes that “a family that kicks together, sticks together.”

Instructor Certification Dates

Red Collar Instructor Certification (1991)

Black Collar Instructor Certification (2004)

Award Dates

Service Award from Hae San Taekwondo (2013)

Appreciation Award from Corley Elementary (2011-2012)

CTF Special Service Award (2007)

Chief Referee Award (2006)

Chief Referee of the Year award from Grand Master Hardin (2005)

Organizations & Activities

Suwanee Business Alliance – Member

Public Schools PTA – Member

Hype Member – Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

Corley Elementary School Council Member – Lawrenceville, GA

Kanoheda Elementary School Council Member – Lawrenceville, GA

Title I School Council – Member

About Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Suwanee, GA

Meet Jennifer Salama

COO and Certified Instructor at
Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Suwanee
4th degree Black Belt

Jennifer Salama is a COO & Certified Instructor of Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Lawrenceville, and Suwanee GA. She has been training in the Choong-Sil Taekwondo Federation (CTF) since 2001 under Mr. John Salama. She became a Certified Instructor in 2006. Mrs. Salama helped establish Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in 2001. She is also a member of the World Taekwondo Alliance.

In May 2011, Mrs. Salama tested for and received the rank of 4th degree Black Belt from Grand Master Robert Hardin and CTF as well as from the World Taekwondo Alliance (WTA.). Mrs. Salama enjoys teaching the students and preparing them for testing and competition. Mrs. Salama has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has developed an age appropriate curriculum for all classes in order to bring out the best in all students. She also has a great deal of experience with children who have minor to severe behavior problems. Mrs. Salama also began a Leadership Program which focuses on training teenage students to become leaders in their community.

Mrs. Salama is married to John Salama. They have two children, Joseph and Marina, who are also Black Belts in Taekwondo and assist in the “family business.”

Instructor Certification Dates

Red Collar Instructor Certification (2003)

Black Collar Instructor Certification (2006)

Award Dates

Appreciation Award from Corley Elementary (2011-2012)

Organizations & Activities

Founder of Youth Empower Alliance non-profit organization

Suwanee Business Alliance – Member

Public Schools PTA – Member

Hype Member – Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

Kanoheda Elementary School Council Member – Lawrenceville, GA

Title I School Council – Member

Speaker at Berkmar Cluster Area Board Meeting

Committee Member – Relay for Life

Jennifer Salama

About Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Suwanee, GA

Meet Dayne Turner

Leader Instructor and Head Counselor
Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo in Suwanee

Mr. Turner, Lead Instructor and Head Counselor, is currently a 4th degree Black Belt. He received this rank on January 29, 2016. Mr. Turner began training in Taekwondo at the age of 8. Throughout his training with International Taekwondo Centers, Mr. Turner participated in tournaments as well as a demonstration team. In 2004, Mr. Turner joined Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo where he became a very valuable member of the school.

Mr. Turner began teaching classes, as an Apprentice Instructor, in 2005 and became a certified Assistant Instructor on February 2, 2007. He has been a Summer Camp Counselor for four years and always brings fun and excitement to all activities.

After graduation from the University of Georgia in May 2011, Mr. Turner has most currently taken on the position of Operations Manager for Atlanta Choong-Sil Kwan Taekwondo.

Mr. Turner is also very active in tournaments. In 2006, he won the National Championship Jacket.

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