Grand Master Rubben Lolly
Grand Master Rubben Lolly has continuously practiced Taekwondo for over 35 years and is currently a 7th degree Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt and well regarded among Taekwondo Masters and coaches around the world. He is an International Master Instructor licensed by the World Tae Kwon Do academy in Korea. In addition, he is an International Referee (IR) in both poomsae and sparring. He has also coached numerous International athletes, USA national champions, USA collegiate national champions and international collegiate champions, and several high-level cadet and junior national competitors in the USA and budding practitioners local at his Dojang. He is highly skilled, well learned and proficient in both Traditional and Sports Taekwondo.
He has over 30 years of teaching martial arts and has taught Taekwondo in Arizona since 2001 with Grand Master Nak Song at US Taekwondo College where he played a key role in turning talents into skills and producing champions at various levels and categories of Taekwondo. He has vast experience in and enjoy teaching kids and adults to bring the best out of them mentally and physically.
Grand master Lolly has vast experience competing across continents. He is a 4 time US Open Champion in the past and recently won a silver medal in poomsae at the highly coveted US open championship in 2014 in first Master Division. He is also a national champion in both 2013 and 2014. He has competed in several championships around the world since 1982 including the world championship. He has won numerous medals for championships in sparring (kyorugi), breaking (kyopa) and forms (poomsae) worldwide.
He began his Martial Arts Journey in Ghana training under the tutelage of Grand Master Gwak Ki-Ok. He is a 9 time National Champion in Ghana where he earned the positions of National Team Captain for two years before he immigrated to the USA. In Ghana he trained lots of champions and was on the national team with four of his direct students at a time.
He is the owner and Master Instructor of First Taekwondo in Arizona where he offers the benefits of martial arts training to Kid Adults and Families.