Seminars & Events

February 23, 2021

Due to continually changing restrictions and guidelines, in the interest of safety, and due to the continued uncertainty related to the Covid 19 pandemic, our new camp dates will be Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23, 2021.

This camp is full and all attendees have been notified of the new dates. 




Grandmaster 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!!

Please contact us if you are interested in a Poomsae Seminar for your school or organization.  Click the “Seminars by Grandmaster Cooley” tab above to learn more.



March 2019

Congratulations to all participants of this year’s U.S. Champions Poomsae Performance Camp and USATKD Poomsae Referee Certification Seminar held March 15 – 17, 2019!  We had over 40 participants from 7 states this year!  Thanks again to all camp leaders and good luck to all with training and competition this year!   We look forward to seeing everyone on September 14th at the 9th Annual U.S. Poomsae Champions Cup!  

U.S. Champions Poomsae Performance Camp Participants 

USATKD Poomsae Referee Certification Participants

See other camp & seminar moments in the gallery below!  




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. 


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.  


 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


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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!



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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!