OSTA – Championships and Seminars Cancelled

Due to orders from Ohio Department of Health and concerns for the well being of athletes, referees and coaches, Ohio State Taekwondo is cancelling the State championship scheduled for April 18, 2020. In addition, the referee seminars scheduled for April 4 and 5 are also being cancelled. Ohio athletes will be able to automatically qualify for Nationals.

We understand and regret that this causes hardship for some athletes.

Thank you for your continued support of Taekwondo.

OSTA Referee Seminar

Referee Seminars are being held April 4-5 2020.  Saturday April 4th seminar is from 10:00 AM to 6:00PM, and is focused on Kyorugi competition.  Sunday April 5th seminar is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and is focused on Poomsae competition.  Both seminars are being held at the Oriental Martial Arts College headquarters located at 1349 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg Ohio 43068.  Please register for the seminars at Hangastar (https://www.usat.hangastar.com/Login.aspx).

June 13th Meeting Agenda

 July 13, 2019 Meeting Agenda

Call to order

A meeting of Ohio State Taekwondo Association is scheduled for 1349 Brice Road on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM.

Approval of minutes

Vote to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2019 OSTA meeting.


  1. Officers report
  2. National championships report

Unfinished business

  1. Reimbursement for nationals competitors who competed

New business

  1. Discussion with Chris Hershberger re: state coach and OSTA coordination of opportunities
  2. Procedure for soliciting bids to host states in 2020

8 Adjourn/Announcements

Schedule next meeting


May 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

 May 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Call to order

A meeting of Ohio State Taekwondo Association was held at 1359 Brice Road

Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 on May 18, 2019. Called to order at 3:36 PM.


Attendees included Amanda Potter, Geoff Colley, Steve Potter, Kathy Rhinehart, Larry Sanford, Robert Gross, Joanna Smyser, Andy Choi, Grandmaster Joon P. Choi, Bob Perry and Master Roy Bushman by phone.

Members not in attendance

Members not in attendance included Cathy Fitch, Grandmaster James Cahn, Matthew Klein, Master Jin Sung Pae, Debbie Plasterer, Master Chung Keun Lee, Master Jong Woon Kim, Abbie Taylor, Master Justin Taylor, Master Scott Schwab, Sara Schwab, Vincent Meng, and Anja McNeish.

Approval of minutes

Move to accept meeting minutes by Geoff Colley seconded by Master Kathy Rhinehart.

Motion carried


Amanda Potter submitted the report for the State Championships. Remote weigh-ins were about 4% of those using the remote service. USAT allows registration without payment.

Geoff Colley submitted the treasurer’s report.

Old business

Motion by Master Robert Perry second by Master Rhinehart not to have remote weigh-ins in the future. The weigh-ins will be on-site.

Motion carried

Motion by Master Andy Choi, seconded by Joanna Smyser to cover the fees up to the early registration fee, for world class Ohio coaches and athletes. They who be those who attended the 2019 Ohio State tournament going to the national tournament. A receipt will have to be submitted for reimbursement.

Motion carried

Motion by Master Robert Perry seconded by Master Andy Choi to give a maximum of $100 each up to 15 referees from Ohio who refereed at the 2019 Ohio State tournament to support their travel to the National Championships.

Motion carried

New business

Motion by Master Kathy Rhinehart seconded by Master Robert Perry to table the discussion to financial support of referee seminar until we know what kind of support we can give.

Motion defeated

Motion by Grandmaster Joon Choi seconded by Master Andy Choi to have the state of Ohio support the proposed referee seminar in Boardman, Ohio during the first week of September. In the way of promotion and potential financial support if appropriate. Amended, if funds are available after July 15th.

Motion carried


Next meeting scheduled for July 13, 2019, at 3:30 to 5:00 PM.

Motion to adjourn Robert Perry 5:15 PM


Robert Gross

Date of approval