Secretary and Board Member
Sarah LaVan is excited to serve as a Board Member and Secretary of Jewish American Taekwondo. Since beginning Taekwondo in 1982, Sarah has competed in sparring and poomsae and instructed/coached athletes from around the nation. Sarah currently holds a 6 th Dan ITF Chin Mu Kwan, 5 th Dan Kukkiwon (09900976), and Level 2 USA Taekwondo Certified Poomsae Referee (P-1050). Over the last decade, Sarah has been fortunate to earn a spot on multiple U.S. Poomsae Teams (2010 – B Team, 2011, 2012 and 2013), compete at three Poomsae World Championships (2011, 2012, 2013 – 6 th place), and compete at international competitions such as the 2011 U.S. Open (Gold and Silver) and 2009 Pamplona Spain Open (Silver and Bronze). Sarah lives in Michigan, where she works for the State Department of Education, coaches Michigan State University’s Taekwondo Club and serves as Vice President of Michigan’s State Taekwondo Association (Michigan Sport Taekwondo).