Kukkiwon 6th Dan Black Belt

Kukkiwon 6th Dan Black Belt

Master Jose Napoles was introduced to Taekwondo when he was a young child through a Master who volunteered with young children on his weekends.  Although he was not able to afford continuous lessons as a child he pursued his passion, and, as a teenager, joined the World Taekwondo Federation to officially study Taekwondo.

He continued his training attending seminars and working with the students in his local community as an instructor between 1998 and 2006.   In the late 2000’s Master Napoles moved to the United States as part of his career, and for a time was a Taekwondo Student without a home.  During that time, he became associated with both the YMCA of Southern Indiana Taekwondo and Grand Master Kim.

Under Grand Master Kim, Master Napoles was able to continue his Taekwondo studies, and earn his 5th Dan Master Certification.  Meanwhile, he began the process of rebuilding the struggling YMCA of Southern Indiana Taekwondo expanding to two locations and rebranding the group to Southern Indiana Taekwondo as it began its journey from its ACTA roots to standardization with the World Taekwondo Federation.  All of his hard work earned him the Volunteer of the Year award in 2015 from the greater Louisville YMCA for the Clark County Branch.

In 2017 Master Napoles felt it was time for Southern Indiana Taekwondo to retire.  The students were now studying curriculum approved by Grand Master Kim, and the instructors had committed themselves to the World Taekwondo.  Consequently, Master Napoles has founded Choong Sung Taekwondo and chosen the Phoenix, as designed by the Indiana University Southeast Design Center, as the School’s Mascot to represent the rebirth of the organization and show that through adversity we rise.


  • 2006: Master Degree in Education in Education Science, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2003: Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer Science, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Taekwondo Experience

  • More than 20 years of Taekwondo experience
  • 2017 Founder and Head Master of Choong Sung Taekwondo
  • 2014 – 2017 Head Master, Southern Indiana Taekwondo
  • 2010 – 2013 Head Master, YMCA of Southern Indiana Taekwondo
  • 1998 – 2006 Head Instructor/Owner of Taekwondo School Ocotlan

Certifications and Awards

  • 2018: Kukkiwon Certified 6th Degree Black Belt (USA)
  • 2018: Certified Para-Taekwondo Instructor (USA)
  • 2016: 3rd Class P-1 Kukkiwon Certificate – International Hanmadang Referee (USA)
  • 2016: 3rd Class Kukkiwon Certificate – International Master Instructor (USA)
  • 2016: Poomsae Certification from National Taekwondo Poomsae Team Head Coach Grand master Jae Ro Ahn (USA)
  • 2015: 3rd Class Kukkiwon Certificate – International Poom / Dan, test Examiner (USA)
  • 2015: Volunteer of the year YMCA Clark County Family YMCA (USA)
  • 2014: Poomsae Certification from Kukkiwon Head Instructor Grand Master Jae Yoon An (USA)
  • 2013: Kukkiwon Certified 5th Degree Black Belt (USA)
  • 2005: Level one Certified Coach SICCED (Mexico)
  • 2005: 2nd High-Performance and Update Course for Taekwondo Coaches by Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico)
  • 2004: 2nd World High Performance Seminar Hapkido and Self-Defense by World Grand Masters (Mexico)
  • 2004: 2nd World High Performance Seminar of Taekwondo by World Champions and Grand Masters (Mexico)
  • 2003: Seminar of Olympic Champions and High-Performance of Taekwondo Sport by World Champions and Grand Masters (Mexico)
  • 2003: 1st Seminar of Taekwondo and High-Performance Sports by World Champions and Grand Masters (Mexico)
  • 1999: Seminar of High-Performance Taekwondo by Olympic Champion William de Jesus Cordoba (Mexico)



Choong Sung Taekwondo 1418 Blackiston Mill Road, Suite 2,
Clarksville, In 47129


MON-FRI 05:30 – 09:00 PM
SAT 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM
SUN 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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