Grand Master David McCloskey
Grand Master’s History
Grand Master McCloskey began training under Grand Masters Young Il Kong and his brother Young Bo Kong at his Pittsburgh, PA dojang in 1977. He has been practicing Tae Kwon-Do ever since and has been teaching for over 46 years. Grand Master McCloskey is currently an 8th degree black belt and has built a solid reputation as an instructor and mentor who cares about the progress of his students, both in and out of the dojang.
In addition, he has a first degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, is a certified Civilian Krav Maga Instructor, a Filipino Escrima Instructor, and has been trained in Brazilian Jujitsu as well as Tai Chi. He is a certified Martial Arts Specialist through the American Council of Martial Arts with the Cooper Institute.
Grand Master David McCloskey serves on the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Tae Kwon-Do Executive Committee, and is the current District Sports Chairman for the Gulf Region of the (AAU) Tae Kwon-Do. Also he is currently the Referee Clinical Administrator certifying Officials in the Texas / Louisiana Region. He hosts the Gulf District AAU Championship every year. Grand Master David McCloskey has also volunteered to teach self-defense to various groups of women.