About Master John L. Holloway

Master John L. Holloway

Master John Holloway is 7th Dan Black Belt, International Referee 1st Class, was inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in 2007, and has celebrated 25 years as owner of Gentle East Taekwondo in Silver Spring, MD.

Master Holloway is currently the Co-Referee Chair of USA Taekwondo. He served as Referee Director on the USA Taekwondo Board of Directors in 2005-2006, and was former Team Captain, and Champion.

His leadership to taekwondo has spanned three decades, from being the 1st chair of the Athletes Advisory Council (1985-1988), up to Team Leader for the 1999 Pan Am Games and Team Leader for the US Taekwondo Team at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

The competitor John Holloway was the US Team Captain from 1974-1979, and was the first in the world, and the only American, to have medaled at both ITF (1974) and WTF (1977, 1978, and 1979) World Championships.

Master Holloway has refereed at the national and international levels since 1980. He is the only person to attend every US National Taekwondo Championship, either as a winning competitor, referee, or official.

For more information contact:
Master John L. Holloway
Gentle East Taekwondo
8749 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Ph: +1.301.585.2272
E-Mail: Learn2Kick

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