With over 35 years of experience Grandmaster Charles A. Stepan, a 7th
degree black belt earned under Grand Master
Kae Bae Chun, is no doubt one of the most recognizable personalities in Tae
Kwon Do. Most of the photos you have
seen in the major martial arts magazines, as well as numerous exclusive
interviews with masters and champions were
conducted by Charles Stepan. Stepan's authoritative articles, well
over a hundred, have been published in magazines
such as Karate Illustrated, Black Belt, Traditional Tae Kwon Do, and TaekwonDo
Times, where he is presently a con-
tributing editor. Over the years he has also been active as a judge, referee
and tournament director throughout the Eastern
United States. As a competitor Charles Stepan has won numerous events including
the North American "Martial Arts"
Championship, North American- Taekwondo Championship, and the All American
Open Championship held in Madison
Square Garden where he twice claimed the title in his black belt division.
Charles is currently a Techincal Advisor to the
Taekwondo Hall of Fame.
He is also the author of
Kwon Do, the essential guide to mastering the art," published by
New Holland Publishing, and printed in several languages. See below