Master Suzan Crochet, VIII DAN
Master Crochet has trained in the martial arts since the mid 1970’s. Her initial training was in Judo, but she switched to TaeKwon-Do early on and has taught and trained continuously since then. She promoted to the rank of 8th degree Master Instructor on April 11, 2017.
In 1992, Master Crochet became the owner and chief instructor of Kansas TaeKwon-Do. On September 12, 2010 the school became an LLC or Limited Liability Company and changed its name to National Taekwon-Do LLC. In addition to her work at National TaeKwon-Do LLC, Master Crochet is the President of the Phoenix Group and senior member of the Promotion Board for Phoenix Group TaeKwon-Do, an independent national organization within the International TaeKwon-Do Federation (Toronto, Canada). She has served as the chairman on the Discipline and Reconciliation Committee for the International TaeKwon-Do Federation since 2014.
|Master Crochet participated in national and international competition for many years. She was a member of the United States team competing in European and World Championships in Russia, Scotland, Italy, and the United States. During her career in international competition she earned 11 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals in individual and team events. Master Crochet was the U.S. National Champion on the USTF Tournament Circuit in 1992, and earned All-Around Female Champion at the European Championships held in Scotland in 1996. She was the head coach of the U.S. Women’s and Junior Girls’ teams which competed internationally in 1996. During her year as coach, the teams won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. Her students have earned various medals and awards in national and international championships, including All-Around Junior Champion in 1993 in Italy and 1996 in Scotland.
Master Crochet was a public school teacher from 1980-2014 when she retired from the public school system. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Perceptual Motor and Developmental Delays and a minor in Behavior Management.