Owner / Head Instructor: Tom Chea
2010-2011 USAT Coach of the Year
Tom Chea was selected by coach Juan Moreno (USA Olmypic Team Coach) as one of eight regional coaches for the Peak Performance National Team
MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUND:
Born in Cambodia and raised in America, Chea started training in the martial arts at the age of 9 with his father. His Taekwondo training began in 1989, and he competed in Olympic-style sparring from 1989-1997.
Master Chea currently holds the rank of 4th Dan black belt.
1996 US. Open -Gold
1997 Pan American open - Gold
1996 Canadian Open - Silver
1994 US Cup team member
1995-1999 Cha’s International Game - Gold
1994-1995 Brandies University Game - Gold
1995 North American Elite - Gold
5 Times US. Cup Champion
8 Times New England Champion
8 Times State Champion
1994-1997 : As Head Instructor at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, MA, provided Taekwondo instruction to military personnel.
1997-1998 : As Head Instructor for the Massachusetts Governors Alliance Against Drugs , provided martial arts training to at risk children
1998 – 2004 : Head Instructor of Chea’s X-Treme Taekwondo
2005 - Present: Head Coach for the Peak Performance Team of New Engalnd and Head Instructor for Advanced Taekwondo Systems (Warwick, Rhode Island)
Coach Chea has produced numerous State, Regional and National Champions in both the junior and