Seminars & Events

January 2019

The 2019 U.S. Champions Poomsae Performance Camp will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – March 15 – 17 at Korea Taekwondo Academy (KTA) in Indianapolis.  This year’s camp is for Black Belts only and will be led by Master Cooley and several other past and present U.S. National Team Members.

The focus of this year’s camp will be improving and developing your skills and performance for competition.  In addition, there will be a special section on Freestyle Poomsae for participants who are interested in this new dynamic category!


Master Cooley, along with other U.S. Team Members and Coaches, hosts regional seminars each year at KTA in Indianapolis. Below are details and photos of past events !  We hope to see you at the next event!!

April 2018

KTA hosted the 2018 U.S. Poomsae Champions Camp on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – March 23, 24, & 25!  This was a highly specialized technical training camp for Black Belts led by Master Cooley and his fellow U.S. Teammates.  Over 50 participants from Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, & Indiana attended this year’s camp! 

Moments from our camp are featured in the gallery below. 

Official 2018 Camp Flyer!



December 20, 2017

Mark your calendars today and plan for our 2018 events!
U.S. Champions Midwest Regional Sport Poomsae Camp – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – March 23, 24, & 25 – KTA (Indianapolis, IN)
8th Annual U.S. Poomsae Champions Cup – Saturday, September 15 – IMMI Conference Center (Westfield, IN)
Additional information will be posted here in the coming months. Please check back periodically.  
Please contact us if you are interested in a Poomsae Seminar for your school or organization.  Click the “Seminars by Master Cooley” tab above to learn more.


The 2017 U.S. Champions Midwest Regional Sport Poomsae Camp was held in Indianapolis on March 24-26, 2017.  

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This was are largest and most talented group of any previous event!  Over sixty participants attended from Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Indiana.  Below are more particulars.  

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 Master Garth Cooley, Host (9X U.S. National Poomsae Team Member, 7X World Championship Finalist, 2015 Pan Am Champion) 

 Master David Turgeon (5X U.S. National Poomsae Team Member, 2016 U.S. Poomsae Team Coach at World Championships, & International Poomsae Referee),

Master Ron Southwick (5X U.S. National Poomsae Team Member, 2016 U.S. Head of Team at World Championships, & USAT Poomsae Athlete Representative), and

Kristi George (6X U.S. National Poomsae Team Member, 2012 World Poomsae Championships Silver Medalist, & 2015 Pan Am Poomsae Champion)

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2016 U.S. Champions Midwest Regional Sport Poomsae Camp

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Hosted by:  Master Garth Cooley

Location:  Korea Taekwondo Academy – Indianapolis, IN

Dates:  Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – May 13, 14 & 15


2016 Poomsae Camp Flyer




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Congratulations to participants of our 2015 Technical Poomsae Instruction Course held on Saturday, August 15th!  Good luck at U.S. Poomsae Champions Cup!

Aug 15th Technical Poomsae Course Information




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Congratulations to participants of our 2015 Perfect Your Poomsae Seminar held on Saturday, June 20th!  Good luck to all National competitors!




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Congratulations to all participants and thanks to our Camp Staff for an outstanding weekend of poomsae training and development!  Over 30 participants from Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Washington (D.C), and Indiana attended our U.S. Champions Midwest Regional Sport Poomsae Camp on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – March 20-21-22, 2015


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Congratulations to participants of the U.S. Poomsae Champions Scoring & Presentation Seminar which was held on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 – 24, 2014!




Congratulations and outstanding job to all participants of the 2014 U.S. Poomsae Champions Seminar held on Saturday and Sunday – May 31st and June 1st!  Good luck to all Nationals participants!

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Day 1 Participants

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Day 2 Participants


Participants of the 2013 Improving & Perfecting Your Poomsae Performance Seminar

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On Saturday, August 17, 2013, KTA hosted the 2013 Improving and Perfecting Your Poomsae Performance Seminar.  Over thirty participants from seven states attended this event led by Master Cooley, Master David Turgeon, Master Ron Southwick and Dr. Kristi George – all U.S. National Poomsae Team Members.  Participants included several high-ranking Masters and Instructors as well as high-level Taekwondo Referees!