Ames Parks & Recreation Taekwondo

Head Instructor—Erin Carpenter

Mrs. Master Carpenter is the head instructor at Ames Parks & Recreation Taekwondo. 

  • 3rd Dan certified Kukkiwon black belt.
  • USA Taekwondo Level 2 Poomsae Referee
  • USA Taekwondo Sparring Referee
  • USA Taekwondo Level 1 Coach
  • President/Founder of the Iowa Taekwondo Alliance
  • Active sport poomsae competitor: 
    • 7-time USAT state champion
    • 3rd Place: 2017 USAT National Championships. World Class, Under 40, Individual Poomsae
    • 3rd Place: 2013 USAT National Championships. World Class, Under 30, Team Poomsae 
    • 3rd Place: 2011 USAT Team Trials. World Class, Under 30, Team Poomsae
  • Iowa State University, BLA: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies

Instructor—David Carpenter

Mr. Master Carpenter has been instructing at Ames Parks & Recreation Taekwondo since the summer of 2009.

  • 3rd Dan certified Kukkiwon black belt.
  • USA Taekwondo Level 1 Poomsae Referee
  • USA Taekwondo C-1 Sparring Referee
  • USA Taekwondo Level 1 Coach
  • Former teaching assistant to Grandmaster Yong Chin Pak 
  • CMAC Taekwondo Collegiate Nationals Team Sparring Coach, 2011-2014. 
  • Iowa State University, BS: Math and Education
  • University of Northern Iowa, MS: Educational Leadership. 

 

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