AU6 14 2000
Leitzke is Taekwondo Master
Paul Leitzke, Wilmington, N.C. a 6th degree blackbelt, received the distinguished title of Master in the American Taekwondo Association June 16, 2000.
The ceremony was part of the Annual ATA World Millenium Expo in Little Rock, Ark. Fifteen Masters degrees were conferred by Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee.
ATA has a membership of over 220,000 in the US and 20 countries from around the world. Only 52 students hold the title of Master. 25,000 students and fami-fy members were present for the competitions, demonstrations and conferring of the Masters degrees. 1 Paul is the son of Loren and Sophie Leitzke of Ipswich and
1978 graduate of Ipswich High School. He began Taekwondo as a college student at SDSM&T in
1979 where he earned his black-belt. After completing Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics, he worked for Hughes Aircraft. Hughes transferred him to the Marine Base at Cherry Point, N.C. Here he started his first ATA school. He and his wife Elizabeth have started 14 Taekwondo schools since 1985. At present they own and operate two "Karate for Kids" schools in Wilmington, N.C. His parents were among those who attended the ceremony.
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