Taekwondo Opportunities

In 2015 Eric Wright with Coach Johnny Birch competed at the first Inas World Taekwondo Championships in Ecuador and claimed the individual Gold medal for USA. Athletes Without Limits continues to seek talented athletes with intellectual disability to represent the US at National and International Taekwondo events. 

Inas/World Taekwondo Opportunities
As the US member of INAS, Athletes Without Limits offers opportunities for athletes to compete at the highest levels thanks to a recent collaboration between INAS and World Taekwondo.  Qualified athletes may be able to travel to international competitions with the US delegation. Please review eligibility guidelines and contact us if you know of any athletes who may be interested.


Global Games LogoINAS Global Games Brisbane 2019
Athletes Without Limits is actively recruiting athletes to travel with and compete on the US Team this October. The Taekwondo competition at this event is open to athletes with International Level Eligibility in the Inas II1 Sports Class for Intellectual Disability  (P20 World Taekwondo). Download the US Team Guide and submit our Athlete Interest Form from our Global Games US Team webpage at: http://www.athleteswithoutlimits.org/globalgames.

PAST EVENTS (Partial List)

2018 Pam Am Open Taekwondo Championships (Spokane, WA)

2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships (London) 
2017 US Open Para Taekwondo
2017 PanAm Games (Costa Rica)

2016 US Open Para Taekwondo (Reno, Nevada)
2016 Inas World Para-Taekwondo Championships

2015 Inas Global Games (Ecuador)
2015 Inas World Para-Taekwondo Championships (Turkey)


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AWL Taekwondo Sports Staff

Johnny Birch

Johnny L. Birch

AWL Taekwondo National Director
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Following a successful career on the Army Taekwondo Team, Sabumnim Johnny L. Birch Jr founded the Carlisle Taekwondo & Fitness Academy, LLC in 2011. The Academy’s mission is to provide world-class Taekwondo instruction for individuals and families at an affordable cost, while striving to produce national level athletes to represent Pennsylvania on the national and international stage. Sabumnim Birch is a Certified Instructor in accordance with the National Safe Sports Act of 2014.

Taekwondo career highlights include:

• 4th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt
• 4th Dan MooDukKwan Black Belt
• 4th Dan Sport Taekwondo Associates
• 1st Dan World Martial Arts Federation