About Us

Pil Sung Taekwondo

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Founded in August of 2000, Pil Sung Taekwondo is an internationally recognized Taekwondo school based out of Guilderland NY. Pil Sung operates a full time location within Karner Plaza (10 New Karner Rd).  The core curriculum is designed to build a strong mental and physical understanding of the Korean martial art, while instilling the five tenets of Taekwondo in everyone who steps into our dojang. Since 2000, Pil Sung Taekwondo has developed black belts, state champions, national champions and strong future leaders.

Master Hasan

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Founder and head instructor Joe Hasan brings over 30 years martial arts experience to Pil Sung Taekwondo. 


Mr. Hasan began his martial arts training around four years old.  His initial training was studying the Indonesian Art of Penjak Silat under his father, the late Jusuf Hasan.  In 1986, Master Hasan began his Taekwondo training under Master Michael D Friello.

Competitively, Mr. Hasan was very active and successful from 1987 through 2004, competing in numerous local, state, national, and international competitions.  In 1992, Mr. Hasan took his first referee certification course in order to become more knowledgeable in the rules he was competing under.  Between 1998 and 2004, Mr. Hasan split his time between competing and officiating; however, since 2004 Mr. Hasan has shifted his focus to officiating and directing tournaments as a way to give back to the future of Taekwondo.
 

Outside of the martial arts world, Mr. Hasan earned a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in management with a concentration in information systems (2002).  Prior to pursuing a full time career in Taekwondo, Mr. Hasan worked as a business analyst, technical analyst, and as a product manager both in the private software industry as well as in the state government.

 

Presently, Mr. Hasan is a 7th dan (as of 8/11/2018) and can be found in the school nearly every day of the week working with students and instructors to take their training to the next level.

Black Belt Listing

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Below is a listing  of all certified black belts that have completed their promotion test through Pil Sung Taekwondo


5th Degree Black Belt

Nina Beauchaine

Andy Bloch

Lori Stewart

4th Degree Black Belt

Nina Beauchaine   

Mattthew Krieg   

Jamie Lam   

William Ting    

3rd Degree Black Belt

Jade Altimari

Rose Altimari

Nina Beauchaine

Kirk Fisher

Ryan Greene

Sean Heller

Rosanna Hsu

Mark Krieg

Matthew Krieg

Christopher Lam

Jamie Lam

Brendan Tarantino

William Ting

2nd Degree Black Belt

Jade Altimari

Rose Altimari

Nina Beauchaine

Keira Cushing

Matthew Drake

Kirk Fisher

Marc Fuchs

Ryan Greene

Jamari Harrell

Sean Heller

Rosanna Hsu

Scott Ising

Dhev Jammula

Jack Javoroski

Jack Kenyon

Mark Krieg

Matthew Krieg

Surya Krishnakumar

Christopher Lam

Jamie Lam

Dylan Lawless

Ethan Lawless

Paul Pennacchia

Kate Provencher

Robert Rudd

Shashank Shamshabad

Hassain Shiju

Brendan Tarantino

Monique Ting

William Ting

1st Degree Black Belt

Abdulrahman Abdelnabi

Albaraa Abdelnabi

Khadejah Abdelnabi

Kazim Ali

Jade Altimari

Rose Altimari

Snigdha Arige

Barry Bablin

Caroline Bablin

Rebecca Bablin

Siva Balamurugan

Nina Beauchaine

Ethan Berbrick

Nikhil Bodduluri

Disha Bodduluri

Hannah Bowman

Michael Brooks

Matthew Brown

Tiffany Cavin

Damien Chan

Natalie Cheung

Samantha Chiaravalle

Billy Christopher

Jace Christopher

Bryan Chong

Bryce Chong

Lauren Conti

Keira Cushing

Jason Cryan

Benjamin Drake

Matthew Drake

Brendon Dong

Kirk Fisher

Clayton Freedman

Emmelyn Freedman

Matthew Friello

Marc Fuchs

Ryan Greene

Gregory Grimshaw

Chloe Grisham

Jamari Harrell

Sean Heller

CJ Higgins

Michael Higgins

Maria Holmes

Rosanna Hsu

Scott Ising

Hunnan Jafri

Mahsum Jafri

Dhev Jammula

Jack Javoroski

TJ Javoroski

Janeen Javoroski

Sathvika Jothivenketasan

Suraj Kadajji

Joseph Kenney

Trinity Kenney

Zinab Kitonyi 

Mark Krieg

Matthew Krieg

Surya Krishnakumar

Connor Lassonde

Christpher Lam

Jamie Lam

Dylan Lawless

Ethan Lawless

Shreya Mahesh

David Jesse Mathis

Ibrahim Mohammad

Edgar Monroy 

Edgar Monroy Jr

Stephanie Monroy

Kumar Muthukumar

Shreyas Nampooothiri

An Nguyen

Dylan Nolan

Emily O'Hanlon

Gabriella O'Keefe

Riley O'Lena

Cydney Palmatier

Paul Pennacchia

Rithvikka Prakash

Pretesh Prakash

Kate Provencher

Benjamin Rounds

Robert Rudd

Shiju Salahudeen

Nathan Scott

Shashank Shamshabad

Sidharth Shamshabad

Hassain Shiju

Hena Shiju

Lorraine Streeter

Snehal Swain

Sonal Swain

Brendan Tarantino

Monique Ting

William Ting

Michael Williams

William Witzleben

Austin Wolfgang

Hilary Worden